Are cover letters scanned by ATS? October 16, 2020 05:25 We’ve encountered a few ATS that search for keywords within cover letters. Basically, if an application asks for a cover letter, they’re likely to scan it through ATS. You can read more about cover letters in our Learning Center. Related articles Why do my results say I’m missing skills when they’re already on my resume? Is Jobscan’s algorithm based off of real Applicant Tracking Systems? Why can’t I upload my resume to scan? How can I increase my resume match rate? How do I scan a cover letter with Jobscan?