By Timo Selvaraj
HR recruiting managers are inundated with resumes all the time and it is not easy to store and manage them continuously. Even though recruiting systems allow uploading and/or pasting in the resume, matching the right candidate with the right job description is a manual, expensive and time consuming process that is a challenge for many organizations. Finding a resume that will match the open job description is not just about using a few keywords to identify the skills but is more about reviewing patterns within the resume that will match the right job description which may include aspects like skills, education, experience and certifications. Ask any talent sourcing manager and you will learn that their biggest time is spent doing searches against subscriptions to Monster or 3rd party services to find candidates. When companies start amassing volumes of word/pdf resume files, it is even greater challenge to find it on their own hard disk or shared folders.
SearchBlox solves this unique challenge using the recently introduced More Like This search query where you can use the job description document to find resumes that match the patterns within the job description or you can use a matched resume document to find more relevant candidates that are similar to this one you just discovered. Both techniques save a tremendous amount of time and will result in more quality candidates being sourced for the organization. While simple keyword searches may bring every resume that matches the term, it does not take into account patterns within the resume to identify closer matches.
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