Harnessing Semantic Search
Monster Senior Contributing Writer
Basically, semantic search gets down to the meaning of words — the terms of your query and the prose in the resume database — to separate the wheat from the chaff much more effectively than conventional search.
Semantic search is necessary precisely because human language is so full of variations. “Candidates don’t create resumes thinking about how you will search for them,” Kforce vice president of recruiting Glen Cathey told attendees of SourceCon 2010.
To match your search query with the best candidates, semantic search combines advanced analytics with real-world knowledge of occupations in many industries.
Who needs professional recruiters when semantic search is available? Most employers who have been using recruiters will find that these human experts will remain essential to the sourcing, recruiting and hiring cycles.