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How companies find your resume

CareerBuilder | February 11, 2021

How companies find your resume

The hiring process (and AI) explained.

Have you ever applied on a job site and felt like your resume was lost in the abyss? Or do you wonder how “the robots” process your application?

The reality is simpler – and more human.

Because CareerBuilder is more than a job board and serves as a hiring and job-finding platform, the companies that post jobs on our site have a variety of tools to find and connect with qualified candidates like you.

Before you ever see that job description, quite a few things happen behind-the-scenes to maximize and simplify how your application gets to the right person on the right team.

Employers source data about the job market they’re posting in.

From salary to education requirements, or even how many professionals there are with the job title they’re hiring for, companies that post on CareerBuilder have access to insights to make the best hiring decisions. What does this mean for you? You have a higher chance of applying to jobs at companies that really understand what you need from your next role.

Hiring managers work with their team to identify an ideal employee.

Right from the beginning, when an employer decides they need to hire someone, they have an idea of who they’re looking for. They’re thinking about you as a whole person, not just a list of job titles on a page. This means they’re thinking about the right fit – skills, personality, experience – making it critical to complete your job seeker profile.

When you add your skills, proficiency levels, certifications and education, you’re opening yourself up to more opportunities, as these are the details that can help you connect with hiring managers. For example, if someone is searching resumes for specific skills or experiences, our smart technology will highlight your qualifications and pull up your profile. And after you apply, our AI and automation match those attributes to the job description, alerting recruiters you could be a great fit for the role.

Your potential employer is managing your application and communications in one spot.

This is where your resume and profile go the extra mile. Many other sites and systems funnel your resume to an inbox or through a tracking system, where it stops. Thousands of companies that use CareerBuilder are managing your application holistically, meaning your skills can be recognized for another open role or you can be added to communications about jobs at that company. From searching jobs and saving resumes to checking out the companies viewing your profile, you’re part of the CareerBuilder network, built to help you find the right job faster.