Monster Helps Recruiters Find Needle in Haystack

Susan Hall
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As recruiters increasingly look beyond the big job boards to other methods, we know Monster's been hard at work to stay relevant. A few weeks ago, it released the BeKnown application that harnesses the popularity of Facebook to allow users to create a "professional social network" that they maintain separately from their personal network.


On Thursday, it launched a "semantic search and analytics platform" service called SeeMore aimed at recruiters. Just as Google is looking for talent among people who sent in applications years ago, other companies might want to do so as well. SeeMore centralizes all the company's resumes in a private hosted space on Monster and makes it easier to find good candidates, even if they applied for a different job or through a different channel, GigaOM reports. According to the article:

Semantic search is key to the process, because employers can search based on broad skill sets instead of just keywords, and the system applies context to the information included on the resumes in order to pull the right ones.

This article at provides a good explanation of semantic search and explains why it's important in hiring:

The power of semantic search becomes clear when you imagine trying to fill a position for a programmer working on mobile phone games, using the OpenGL programming language. The likelihood of a sourcer knowing which keywords to search with to find all likely candidates is extremely unlikely. However, with semantic search, it is unnecessary for the sourcer to know which keywords to search on, because the search engine automatically finds the words needed, making the recruiter a subject-area expert on every search s/he does.

The price of SeeMore varies depending on the resume pool or by concurrent user, ReadWriteEnterprise says.

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