Many large employers now use an ATS – Applicant Tracking System – to quickly read through large quantities of CVs or resumes and filter out those which do not meet the job specification. Keep in mind that not every organisation uses such software – typically it is utilised at substantial organisations where the quantity of CVs received is likely to be very high.

Our ATS CV templates have been designed to pass through Applicant Tracking Systems without issue. They follow ATS-friendly design principles such as minimal or no use of:

  • Graphics
  • Tables
  • Columns
  • Background images

In addition to using an ATS-friendly template, you’ll also need to:

  • Write the CV around the specific job advert, using appropriate keywords
  • Provide the CV to the prospective employer in a machine-readable format (doc / docx)

You may find our guides helpful when writing your CV or resume with ATS software in mind:

Disclaimer: There are many ATS packages available to prospective employers. Like every CV template designer, we cannot guarantee that our templates will pass through every one without issue. However, be assured that we have designed these templates in accordance with ATS-friendly design principles.