In the Job-Matching-Mix – Landing the Job

Job Matching

In the Job-Matching-Mix – Landing the Job by Jobminx

As a job seeker, you try to find as many opportunities as possible to increase your chances of landing a job. The problem is, it’s a common mistake for job seekers to apply to too many positions without job matching first to ensure that they are actually a qualified candidate whom recruiters would actually consider. Especially if they’ve been job hunting for a while! Using a simple tool like the new Jobminx job matching application can help you figure out which job openings are best suited to your qualifications.

What exactly is job matching?

Job matching is the process many recruiters and hiring employers use to determine the degree of compatibility between a candidate and the available job based on the information provided in the person’s resume and a description of the position. Typically, the recruiters will assign points to certain predetermined criteria – skills, education, experience, accomplishments, etc. – and only consider candidates with the highest scores. This process is quickly growing beyond simply scanning for keywords in a resume.

Fortune.com recently reported on how hundreds of millions of dollars of venture capital is being invested in improving the job matching space. Along with the usual job history, new elements like online assessments to determine various personality traits have been added to the process in the hopes of producing a more effective and efficient marketplace. And the professional networking giant, LinkedIn has an even higher-reaching goal. The site with roughly 350 million professionals and students is trying to develop an “economic graph” that digitally profiles every one of the 3 billion-plus workers world-wide. The plan also includes featuring the roughly 70 million companies around the world as well as every job available at these businesses. The idea would be to demonstrate the skills required to obtain these open jobs at these companies while providing details on educational institutions where those skills are taught.

So why should you be job matching before you apply?

Thanks to the Internet, it has never been easier to find a plethora of job opportunities. Besides recruitment sites, employment aggregators and job boards, a vast number of companies include Career sections on their websites. However, this means that hiring employers usually receive a wealth of applicants, a majority of whom are unqualified for the job.

An online recruitment company, Bullhorn, surveyed 1,500 recruiters and hiring managers and the results showed that 30% of them considered the unrelated CVs to be a turn off. And of those recruiters, 43% said they would blacklist those candidates from applying to future positions.

Jobminx job matching application

Job seekers can easily avoid frustrating hiring employers and wasting energy and efforts on unsuitable jobs by quickly determining their match score with the Jobminx ranking system. This new application allows job seekers to upload their resumes along with the job descriptions, then provides the match score.

Subsequently, job seekers can also get feedback regarding keywords and phrases they can use to help them optimize their resumes for applicant tracking systems (ATS) – computer software commonly used by recruiters to screen candidates.

Just a few simple steps that help you spend your time applying to the right jobs – those with the highest resume match score – while increasing your chances of getting a call back and landing the job!

About Mary Marino

Mary Marino is the founder of EmploymentPipeline.com, a job search resource. EmploymentPipeline.com has launched its “Occupation Pipeline” widget, a unique tool which enables users to search employment opportunities by sourcing occupations and employers, rather than job titles. Connect with Mary at EmploymentPipeline.com or on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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