In some cases, your original AI task may not yield the exact results you’re looking for. However, that’s okay, in hireEZ you can quickly modify your search and run it again.
Below are a few reasons why your searches might not be hitting the mark and how to improve them.
Differentiate Your Skill Requirements
Mandatory Skills: In most cases, the main reason you may not be getting the results you want is that there are too many mandatory skills listed.
When multiple skills are listed here, the candidate results are stack ordered, ranked by how many of the skills they have.
Recommendation: Remove a few skills that aren’t “deal breakers” and focus on the most important skill(s) to ensure that it appears in a candidate's profile. After you run your new search, you can use the “Sort by Skill Relevance” filter to see candidates who match all of the skills.
Preferred Skills: This section is great for adding “nice-to-have” skills. Adding keywords here will not reduce the size of your candidate pool but will change the order of the candidates listed.
Recommendation: Elaborate and emphasize the importance of your mandatory skills. For example, if you’re looking for “Java” you could add “Java development” or “Java Programming” or even “Java 8” to reiterate the importance of this skill. You may also add any desired but not required skills here.
We also recommend you to tick the box for Smart Mode so that hireEZ's AI may adjust the mandatory skills to ensure more relevant candidates are displayed. And you can use the Exclude Skills filters to eliminate candidates with irrelevant skills.
Find the Right Job Titles
Job titles are not required, however, adding focused titles does play a role in how the candidates are ranked and can help increase the accuracy of your search results.
Recommendation: Take a look at the “View Insights” to find out the Insights of the candidates listed in your search result. Please refer to the following article for more information: How to Generate the Insights Report of the Project After you Launched the Search
You could also add similar/relevant titles that appear. Doing some research on similar titles is always helpful since many candidates may call themselves something different from your organization. For example, if you’re looking for a software engineering manager you could also add “Manager, Software Engineering” and “Manager of Software Engineering”.
Moreover, you can choose if you want to search Current/Past titles and the Include/Exclude From Current Title filter to narrow down your search.
Leverage on the Advanced Filters
Most of the time, the fix to correcting your search can be resolved by applying an advanced filter or two. Along with the Exclude Skills and Include/Exclude From Current Title filters, we also offer advanced filters to Exclude From Locations, Exclude Keywords, Exclude From Companies/Industries, and Exclude From Schools.
You may locate these filters below each section.
For Exclude From Companies filter, hireEZ will add your organization by default, but you can type in any additional companies if needed.
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