Let’s face it: When you see a job opportunity online, it’s time for excitement. Rejoice! Of course, the next step involves actually submitting your resume through the online system.

Keep in mind, you should always leverage your network to submit your resume through someone who currently works at the desired company but we digress. If that ideal situation doesn’t exist, you’ll have to submit online. (If it does exist, they would e-mail your resume to the hiring manager and/or recruiter as well as submit your resume through their employee referral system so you’re flagged appropriately in the applicant tracking system.)

There are four ways to stand out in the dreaded perceived black hole better known as the applicant tracking system — also known as ATS for anyone keepin’ score. Read more