Beyond.com Launches SmartMatch Technology to Improve Job Search Experience

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The Career Network introduces an algorithm that learns from the user and offers more relevant job openings based on engagement

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"You can have the perfect resume and be the best candidate for the job, but those things don’t matter if you can’t find the position." - Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com

Beyond, The Career Network, today announced the launch of a new technology designed to match job seekers to available positions using an algorithm that learns from user habits. Appropriately called “SmartMatch,” this behavioral technology evolves as a person engages with Beyond, learning from their activity and scanning millions of job openings to find other similar positions.

Despite recent job growth, millions of Americans are still searching for work and the sheer amount of available (but not always appropriate) positions can be overwhelming. As a result, candidates will often apply to any position instead of the right position, which limits success rates. According to a recent survey from Beyond.com, 75% of HR professionals said they were having trouble filling open positions because too many of the candidates were unqualified. SmartMatch technology closes this communication gap, pairing job seekers with more relevant positions and content increasing the likelihood of a positive interaction.

“SmartMatch works with you, sifting through options like a knowledgeable concierge committed to providing the best experience possible,” said Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond. “While it’s terrific that more job openings are becoming available, it doesn’t do job seekers any good unless we can find them the right one.”

The Beyond community is comprised of more than 40 million members and the network has grown to become one of the premier resources for job seekers, actively helping people grow in their career and succeed professionally. SmartMatch is the next logical evolution of the employment industry and involves all aspects of the user experience to better suit the needs of job seekers, sending industry news, tips and articles that can create well-rounded candidates. Advertisers and hiring managers also benefit from SmartMatch, allowing them to promote and recruit more effectively based on user preferences.

“SmartMatch is a learning engine,” continued Milgram. “You can have the perfect resume and be the best candidate for the job, but those things don’t matter if you can’t find the position. The industry has relied on job seekers searching by keywords for far too long; by incorporating behavioral technology like SmartMatch, we’re finally able to account for important engagement trends.”

SmartMatch is a complex and changing technology, constantly updated through continued user engagement. Those interested in getting better employment alerts to more relevant job openings are encouraged to visit http://www.beyond.com to experience SmartMatch for themselves.

About Beyond.com
Beyond, The Career Network, helps millions of professionals find jobs and advance their careers, while also serving as the premier destination for companies in need of top talent. Founded in 1998, Beyond gives its members a central location to search for millions of jobs and engage with original and curated career content from over 1,400 sources. Beyond’s network of 500+ talent communities use integrated social features to help members discover relevant career news, advice and resources. Beyond was included in Inc. Magazine’s ‘Inc. 500’ list. For more information, please visit: http://www.Beyond.com.

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