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With so many people out looking for work, many businesses get bombarded with resumes these days. How can you find a diamond in a pile of rhinestones to find the most qualified candidate? By using the business world's equivalent of an online dating service - an Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

Similar to matchmaking websites like E-Harmony, online services like RealMatch and SnagAJob will post your job on popular employment websites like and SimplyHired. As resumes are received, the ATS scans them to match an applicant's qualifications with your wants and needs. After resumes are ranked and rated, you receive profiles of the applicants.

Of course, the exposure of your job listing to a variety of sites and the management of incoming resumes come with a price tag. Although the initial posting of your job listing is free, you'll need to pay to view the actual resumes by paying "opening fees" to the ATS that start around $175 per resume, with bulk discounts usually available. Many ATS sites also offer "extras" such as resume forwarding, reporting and job requisition management services for additional fees.

Remember, it's important to do your research first to find the best ATS match for your business goals and budget. To learn more about ATS providers, check out the following links:

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