Recruiters who scan each and every resume that reaches their inbox may find it hard to work efficiently. Firstly, resumes are received freely by their mailboxes, and they are arranged simply according to the date and time when they were received. Next, there are hundreds – if not thousands – of resume formats out there, varying from one industry to the next.

Needless to say, recruiters are well aware that a lot of time and resources is being wasted if this traditional way of screening is continued. Thus, they have come up with a process, or should we say a science, of efficiently sifting through large amounts of data – and finding the best match of talent with job posts. This is done through semantics.

                Semantic search solutions are beneficial in many ways. First, it decreases the time needed by a recruiter to find relevant search results. Second, recruiters do not need to be very knowledgeable about a certain field of work in order to recruit the right talent. It’s impossible for a recruiter to be well versed with all types of careers, thus semantic search solutions do the trick. Third, these systems boost recruitment teams that cannot conduct massive applicant searches. Other benefits include the power of recruiters to go beyond simply what is written on the CV – that is, beyond the literal meaning of the terms used in the CV. It helps them dig deeper into understanding the profile of the candidate.

                Recruiters are assured that semantics will help them skim through a lot of information, select the right candidates, and narrow choices down until the perfect applicant is found. Indeed, the power of semantics in recruitment cannot be denied.

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