There is no doubt that recruitment and technology trends advance with such speed that it is difficult to keep pace with them. This makes it all the more important to analyze technology to learn how it influences recruitment. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) is dedicated to help understand this process.
Modern-day recruitment is founded on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) also known as Talent Management Systems (TMS). There was a time when these systems were mere repositories for resumes and applications. Over time these evolved into workflow management and reporting systems. Today, algorithms help to deal with the big data of recruitment. The future also holds exciting possibilities, such as selecting a candidate based on the biometric data to find out his or her suitability for the job.
Today, company recruiters navigate an increasingly complex recruitment system by balancing artificial and human intelligence. Whether balanced or no, it is important for candidates to understand how to manage the recruitment process and make their resumes fit the bill, resume summary and all. The good news is there are intelligence tools to help them navigate the ATS.
Let us see what these intelligence tools are:
This tool generates keywords based on the job title. All you need to do is to insert your desired job title and CVLift offers a list of common keywords for that job. This tool can be had for free.
This is an efficient job search engine that is also equipped with ‘Job Genius Resume Analyzer’ that not only scans job descriptions, but also identify the keywords needed in your resume. The presence of this tool may not be apparent on the page, so look for the ‘All Jobs’ button, it is placed next to it. You can get this for free.
This is an online resume analyzer that tells whether your resume contains the relevant keywords for the job applied for. This approach ensures that your resume is never left wanting and can be suitably beefed up. Not only this, this tool also helps improve your resume as also provide a match rate percentage. The trial version comes for free and subsequent use requires a subscription.
This tool facilitates comparison of your resume with the job description that can be easily imported or pasted, much like Jobscan. However, in this case there is no percentage match, instead it scores compatibility using a 10.0 scale. It can be initially had for free, but requires a subscription to continue.
This tool offers a different approach. Instead of comparing and scoring resume against a job description, it relies upon phrase frequency counter. What Write Words does is to identify most prominent keywords of a job description in your resume. This tool gives a helping hand for including these keywords in the resume. The best part is this tool is not only free, but also introduces you to a great writing community.
#6 Wordle, Tagxedo, Tagul, VocabGrabber
All these are word cloud generators that require you to simply paste the job description into the box to obtain the most prominent keywords generated by a word cloud. Of these, VocabGrabber is the favored one, since it does something additional, such as ranking keywords based on relevance. All these tools are free.
The potential of information technology is simply mind boggling and the pace at which it is evolving its capabilities will see it double every 12 to 18 months. There is a message in this, that is, use these tools to your advantage by mastering the technology and increase your chances of employment.