Maximise Your Resume Search with Resume-Library’s Smartmatch Technology


Without the correct tools, the resume search and hiring processes can be extremely lengthy. Ultimately, this will cost you time and money when you’re looking for your next hire. As such, recruiters must have access to the best recruitment technology. 

With this in mind, this article takes a look at the issues with traditional Boolean searches and will give you top tips on how to maximise your resume search with Resume Library’s Smartmatch technology

The Problem with Traditional Resume Database Searches 

There’s No Room For Error 

For a Boolean search to bring back great results, the search string logic needs to be perfect. This means there’s no room for incorrect operators, speech marks, or spellings. Unfortunately, this level of perfection is difficult to guarantee, and many searches end up excluding candidates that could be perfect for the role! 

It’s Time Consuming 

Drafting traditional Boolean searches is incredibly time-consuming. The need for absolute perfection means recruiters spend far longer than necessary checking their search parameters before pressing go.  

While this might help improve accuracy, it makes the hiring process even lengthier than it needs to be. What’s more, if a mistake is made during the first search, it can take even longer to identify and rectify the issue before getting a decent search result. 

It Doesn’t Yield the Best Results 

In this day and age, the same job can have several different job titles, depending on which company is hiring. For example, a ‘Retail Assistant’ could also be referenced as a ‘Sales Assistant,’ ‘Brand Associate,’ or even a ‘Customer Experience Assistant.’  

In a traditional Boolean search, it’s up to the recruiter to include all these relevant job terms in the search logic. But, again, this adds to the risk of many hiring professionals missing out on top talent by excluding some of these useful search terms.  

For example, searching for a “Personal Assistant” in New York only finds 208 active jobseekers. However, as you can see below, by using Smartmatch technology, you can expand this search to discover thousands more suitable candidates in just a few clicks: 

  • A “Personal Assistant” search returns 208 candidates 
  • A “Personal Assistant” OR “Executive Assistant” search returns 708 candidates 
  • A “Personal Assistant” OR “Executive Assistant” OR “PA” OR “EA” OR “Executive Administrative Assistant” OR “Assistant to Director” returns a whopping 2,223 candidates. 

How Can Resume-Library’s Smartmatch Technology Help? 

Our Smartmatch technology helps recruiters to build complex Boolean searches in just a few clicks. It does this by automatically fixing any broken Boolean search strings and adding correct operators, where necessary.  

While recruiters are building their resume search, the Smartmatch technology also suggests additional search terms that may be relevant (such as alternative job titles). This means that recruitment professionals no longer need to remember every single job title to yield great results.  

In addition, Smartmatch technology also utilises an industry-leading Word2vec natural language processor and an advanced taxonomy dictionary. This enables us to include all the relevant resume results by connecting unique job titles to the search terms that job seekers use.    

Take the Headache Out of Hiring 

This technology takes the headache out of hiring. Not only does it save recruitment professionals’ time, but it’s also much easier to use and yields far better results than a traditional Boolean search. In fact, when compared to traditional Boolean methods, searches using Resume-Library’s Smartmatch technology find a whopping 25% extra candidates. 

If you want to learn more about our Smartmatch technology, head to the Resume-Library website.

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