Resumes can include lots of impactful information—eloquent objectives and details of experience—but they aren’t necessarily the most effective way to find the perfect candidate. Many times, you never even see the most qualified applicants’ resumes. They’re uploaded to your tracking system and automatically rejected based on keywords

There has to be a better way, right? What’s the most effective strategy to find job applicants who fit your needs and company culture? 

AI job matching is changing the recruitment game.


Resumes are simply past their prime.

There are many strong arguments for the perspective that resumes are outdated. 

Not everyone can write a perfect resume, even though the job requirements fit their profile. Placing too much emphasis on a resume as the primary means to getting a job can cause applicants to hesitate before submitting. Plus, a resume’s value is small when it comes to highlighting more tangible things like transferable and soft skills. They don’t effectively demonstrate a person’s passion or drive—you’ll only uncover those through face-to-face conversations.

Employers don’t have the time to individually review resumes and therefore rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS functions like a bouncer at the door of the hiring department. If the ATS doesn’t see the “right” words on a resume, they toss it. Research suggests that 75 percent of resumes never reach a hiring manager’s hands. 

An average recruiter spends only 6-7 seconds reviewing resumes. Making hasty decisions can backfire and create first-impression bias, which is the leading cause of hiring errors. As a result, newly hired employees may not be a successful match, leading to turnover and more recruitment costs. 

Unlock the power of AI job matching.

As our cultural and professional ideas around work and life goals change, you have to be flexible as an employer. Because resumes don’t provide a full picture of an applicant, and new generations of workers find them archaic, it’s a good time to explore the innovation of AI job matching.


What is AI job matching?

AI job matching uses machine learning algorithms to produce automated results based on data, insights, and learnings. This process provides more accurate matches with higher potential than the type of matching in online job boards, for instance, which are keyword-based through data dumps. 

When you deploy effective AI, it can shorten and optimize the hiring process. This creates a better experience for all parties.


Why is AI job matching better than resumes?

Resumes are an analog option in a digital world. If they don’t contain those magic keywords, the possibility of excluding many qualified people is high. Although resumes do provide data points about a person’s career and skills, they don’t rival the dynamic data available through AI job matching.

AI job matching uses data input from job seekers about their passions and skills to help companies find a perfect match. It’s a people- and skills-based approach to hiring. It also closes the gap in skills comprehension and improves the quality of candidates companies receive versus results delivered by job boards or recruitment agencies. 


How AI job matching works for applicants and employers.

With AI job matching, the software matches the most relevant applicants by comparing job profile attributes against your criteria. With this method, AI contextual learning and requirement verification are applied to the candidate’s information before they’re submitted as a match for your role. The more defined the job profile is, the better results you can expect for company hiring workflows.

You receive better applicants, and the job application experience is much better for job-seekers, too. That matters because many people will abandon an application if they have a poor user experience in your application portal and with your ATS. The job market is still candidate-driven, so you must create the best experience to have a competitive edge with desirable candidates. 

AI job matching is the future of recruitment.

When data is the picture for recruitment, you can anticipate higher-quality candidates and better new-hire experiences. Get an introduction to how pepelwerk empowers organizations to hire smarter in this video.

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