iRecruit customers use resume parsing with their employment application(s). Resume parsing can help speed up the process of completing a long application form. The resume parser reads the information on the applicant’s resume file (Word, PDF, Pages, Text files etc), and matches the content with the available fields on the employment application.
Are there other names for a Resume Parser?
You may have heard the term “Resume Parser”, sometimes called a “Résumé Parser” or “CV Parser” or “Resume/CV Parser” or “CV/Resume Parser”. Some companies refer to their Resume Parser as a Resume Extractor or Resume Extraction Engine, and they refer to Resume Parsing as Resume Extraction. These terms all mean the same thing!
What does a Resume Parser do?
A Resume Parser performs Resume Parsing, which is a process of converting an unstructured resume into structured data that can then be easily stored into a database such as an Applicant Tracking System.
How Does Resume Parsing Work?
The applicant uploads their resume via the iRecruit application and the resume parser reads the information on the applicant’s resume file (Word, PDF, Pages, Text files etc), and matches the content with the available fields on the employment application.
Resume Parsing can reduce the effort and time to apply by 95% or more.
What Fields Are Typically Included?
Resume parsing does not pull over all information from the resume. These are the most common pieces of information that may come over to the application form:
- Contact Information:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Middle Name
- Zip Code
- Phone Number
- Cell Phone Number
- Email Address
- High School/GED
- Graduate School/Technical School
- Name of School/Institution
- Address of School/Institution
- Degree Type
- Work History
- Current Employer
- Address of Employer
- Job Title
*Description is limited to 250 characters.
It is still recommended that applicants carefully review the information that is imported from their resume file before they submit the application.
If the applicant uses the resume parsing feature, your recruiters and hiring managers are able to do a resume preview from the Applicant Profile Page in iRecruit.
Try Resume Parsing for yourself
You can try resume parsing on our demo site, here. Select a job, and click on apply now before uploading a resume.
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