If you have hired before, you understand how manual and tedious it can be to read through countless résumés to find the best candidate for your role. This is where our Shortlist tool comes into play. Shortlist is an effective tool that can parse and match résumés to your specified job description and priority skills. It facilitates faster hiring, saving you time and costs, while also reducing the impact of unconscious biases and enhancing the accuracy of the selection process. 

What is Résumé Parsing?

But what exactly is résumé parsing? In simple terms, résumé parsing is the process of extracting data from a résumé in a structured format. Shortlist uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) parsing to separate text from the résumés, extracting information such as name, email, phone number, location, experience, and all roles/skills found in the résumé. 

What is Résumé matching? 

Parsing the resumes is only half the battle. Once we have the structured data, we match the résumés to the job description. This is where résumé matching comes into play. Résumé matching is the process of comparing the résumé to a job description and/or priority skills to determine how closely the two matches together. With Shortlist, we allow fine-tuning where the user can select if it is essential for the candidate to have similar job titles from previous roles and skills. We understand that with separate roles lie different priorities.   

Benefits of Parsing and Matching Résumés

So, what is the benefit of parsing and matching resumes? We understand that as humans we have limited memory and that there are other important tasks you would rather be completing. This is one of the main reasons for parsing the information from resumes. We make it easier for the recruiter to get the information faster and easier. Parsing the résumé also has the benefit that candidates do not need to pre-fill out any information when applying for a role. 

Research indicates that recruiters typically spend no more than 11 seconds reviewing each résumé during initial screenings. Our recent testing with Shortlist shows we can parse, and match résumés to job descriptions within this time, enhancing precision and saving a considerable amount of time. 

Additionally, it is impossible for a recruiter to carefully read a full résumé in 11 seconds without subconsciously making simple human errors or biased judgments. Shortlist functions as a risk-mitigating tool to make sure no potential candidates are overlooked during this 11-second window. 

Finally, Shortlist can help users utilise their current database by identifying candidates who may be a good fit for a job opening but were not previously considered without a recruiter having to manually read each resume. 

Overall, résumé parsing and matching are critical components of the hiring process. With Shortlist, users can be confident they are matching candidates to job descriptions without subjective opinions or biases. It also speeds up the hiring process, allowing users more time to focus on other meaningful tasks like forming connections with candidates. 

Book a Free Demo of Shortlist Today 

If you are looking to take your hiring process to the next level, book a free demo of Shortlist today!