If you send your resume to a large corporation, then your credentials will probably get caught up in an application tracking system, also known as an ATS. Small business owners have time to go through the relatively small amount of resumes they get on a regular basis, but large corporations found it impractical to spend money on having human resources professionals go through every resume that was submitted. Since just about every resume is submitted electronically, ATS software is used to screen resumes.The average ATS has criteria set by the company that screens out resumes that do not fit the company’s job requirements. The resumes that get through the screening process are then forwarded on to hiring managers for consideration. It can sound frustrating to have a piece of software reject your resume before a human even reads it, but these resume tips will help you format your resume so that you can survive an ATS screen.