This article was originally published on the iContract blog on 11th May 2017
TECHNOLOGY – With our CV parsing software, recruiters can instantly download your CV at the touch of a button.
Technology today has allowed us to speed up certain processes and this has been witnessed in how candidates are applying for positions. Where companies would have (and possibly still are!) posted opportunities that have asked for candidates to fill out their skills and experience through long online forms, it’s likely that numbers for applications won’t be high as they would have ideally liked.
In response to this we have seen a number of job sites integrate CV parsing software into their platform. With the simple click of a button, a candidate can upload their own CV to a site, thus eliminating the need to manually submit their skills and experience. However, at times the results of this are not always visually pleasing for recruiters with some sites producing versions of CVs that in no way resemble their original version.
iContract has partnered with DaXtra technologies and integrated their CV parsing technology into its platform to produce CVs that are slick and professional looking and easily downloadable for a recruiter. DaXtra’s Business Development Executive David Mercer shares his views on modern candidate trends when job hunting, and how DaXtra’s CV parsing software can reduce candidate drop-off; “As a candidate, applying for role after role can be very time consuming, especially if you have to fill out 20 different application forms requiring the same information you have already put on your CV.
Using DaXtra’s multilingual CV Parser enables candidates to submit their CV instead of filling out an application form. Daxtra Parser will automatically extract personal and contact information, work and education history timelines and candidate skills to then populate the database or application form. This ultimately saves time and reduces the number of candidate drop offs.
DaXtra Parser will accurately and consistently weight the candidates skills ensuring they are matched with the most relevant and quality role for them”
One click and that’s it
We touched upon candidates lack of patience in their job hunting experiences. Creating a pleasant and seamless experience for prospective job applicants is all about removing hurdles. You’ll have to come to the realisation that any candidate looking at your role will not be exclusively sizing you up and will be looking at other roles to. Competition therefore will be fierce and a candidate will not want to dedicate copious amounts of time jumping through various hoops to get to the finish line. Ensure your application process is simple and satisfying, one click of a button usually does the trick, and be sure to let that be it!
Did it get there?
As much as we feel technology has become something to easily rely upon today, there is always every chance for it to fail upon us when concerning job applications. E-mails that exceed attachment limits, overloaded inboxes, or e-mails recognised as spams – there’s every reason to think why a job application, no matter how simple it’s process is, won’t reach an employer. Given that a response to a job application may not be as instantaneous as a candidate would hope for, applicants need some sort of indication that a recruiter has received their bid for a position otherwise all manner of questions might go through their heads. Also take this chance to notify them of the next stages of the hiring process through some form of automated message. This will give a candidate some feeling of control but also understanding of your busy position as a recruiter and with that you shouldn’t be pestered with numerous follow-up enquiries.
iContract is the new online platform that makes searching and applying for contracts easy. With our CV parsing software, recruiters can instantly download your CV at the touch of a button. Find relevant contract opportunities tailored to your needs and monitor progress on any of the contracts that you have applied for. Launching soon, pre-register as a contractor here and take control of your working life.