uarantee that the (guessed) keywords really appear in any job posting in the database.
2) Any keyword search stalls after entering a handful of words. The job board either does not give you anything back or you get some junk back (i.e. when you enter the "and" as keyword on Monster, Monster will show you jobs that contain the "and" in the job posting).
3) A typical job posting has 20 to 50 requirements. If every requirement is just a word (it is typically more) and a job seeker has to match at least half of the requirements to find a useful posting for him/her then the job seeker has to guess at minimum 10 correct words. Now, when you play the lottery you guess 6 numbers out of 49. In this game you have the luxury that you know the 6 guessed numbers are actually in the pool. With the keyword search you don't have that luxury. You have to guess 10 words out of thousands and you don't even know whether you guessed words exists in any of the job postings.
Bottom line is that job search on job boards with keywords is just lottery. Job seekers cannot guess 10 correct words out of thousands. It's impossible! They cannot find any close matches to their skills and education. On top of that they are under pressure. They feel the whole process is gamble and they know if you want to win the lottery you have to play alot. That's where the recruiters get hit. They see the floods coming in but cannot sort it out. There in no feedback to job seekers. Result: Everybody complains.
What needs to happen is to stop the lottery approach and allow job seekers to know what requirements are in the database of job postings BEFORE they start searching. This list of requirements is the master index that job seekers go through once and store as a profile. All requirements in new jobs that come in are matched to the job seekers who have a stored profile. Job seekers simply review their best matches and apply. There will be fewer job applications but more quality.…