FAQ

How does ResumeSort™ find the best candidates?
ResumeSort™ goes beyond a simple keyword search. It reads and ranks resumes, searching for the meaning of key phrases by handling variations in terminology and grammar. This means no qualified candidate gets screened out for not having used the exact search terms – a major problem with today’s screening software. See a recent Wall Street Journal article for more on this issue.
What phrases does ResumeSort™ search for?
ResumeSort suggests key phrases for you to choose from. They come from the job posting and the selected job type. You may always add your own.
Does ResumeSort™ help with interviewing?
Yes. Each resume returns a highlighted and annotated ResumeSort Report™ that shows you which qualifications are there and which ones are missing. It even shows you where the qualifications are mentioned in the job posting so you can ask the candidate direct questions. You and your colleagues can even take notes during the interview and add them to the ResumeSort Report™.
Can I download the ResumeSort Report™? My notes? And the ResumeSort Score™?
Yes. The ResumeSort Report is downloadable and contains your and your colleagues’ notes and the Score. We email it to you so you may easily share it..
Can I ask my colleagues to help screen resumes?
Yes. You may invite them to participate in phrase selection, and our Social Collective Intelligence™ algorithm synthesizes your team’s input to find the best applicants.
Can I forward resumes from my email?
Yes. You can forward resumes to your ResumeSort requisition directly from your inbox; we process the resumes and send them back to you. Alternatively, you can drag and drop a new batch of resumes into the proper requisition at resumesort.com.
Can other software give me the same results?
Applicant tracking systems (ATS) and resume screening software use simple search engines that look for exact keyword matches. Therefore, as Peter Cappelli notes in the Wall Street Journal>/a>, “screening software weeds out anyone whose application lacks particular key words.” This includes many qualified candidates and frequently the best. In fact, the most seasoned recruiters find the perfect resume only 12% of the time. Because we infer meaning in context and handle terminology and grammatical variations, the most qualified candidates who normally get overlooked now move to the top in ResumeSort’s ranking. The ResumeSort Report™ also tells you which qualifications are missing. Other software focuses on which qualifications are present, missing the importance of what’s absent.
How long does it take?
Minutes! ResumeSort.com transforms the time consuming and error-prone process of resume screening. All you need to do is select from the provided key phrases – add your own if you’d like – and set their relative importance. If you’ve already saved your search as a template for reuse, it’s even faster. The more you use ResumeSort, the faster and more personalized it gets.
You show applicants’ companies and universities?
Minutes! ResumeSort.com transforms the time consuming and error-prone process of resume screening. All you need to do is select from the provided key phrases – add your own if you’d like – and set their relative importance. If you’ve already saved your search as a template for reuse, it’s even faster. The more you use ResumeSort, the faster and more personalized it gets.
What is tagging and does it affect the ranking?
Tagging does not affect the ResumeSort Score™ or the ranking. It is merely a way to distinguish content that may be of interest. It could be a school, key phrase, or company, marked for quick identification in the ranking or within the highlighted resume itself.
Can I see the applicant’s Linkedin Page?
Yes, if we find a candidate’s Linkedin page, we’ll display a link to their profile in their ResumeSort Report™. It will appear next to their highlighted resume so you may open it in a new tab.
Can I save my frequent searches as templates for reuse?
Yes any sort can be saved as a template to be used again in the future.
Which file formats can ResumeSort™ read?
You can upload your resumes in the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, .odt and .txt Why has the formatting of my PDF file changed? We are working on this issue. In short, PDF files are not directly editable so we must convert them to text to handle them for you.
Do you incorporate cultural fit in the search?
No. But we do help with candidates’ qualifications and the interview process. There are some companies that provide “cultural fit” tests and research on the topic, but that is not our forte. You can read our blog about the topic here.
What can I do with the resumes once they’ve been sorted and ranked?
From the ranked and annotated list, each resume may be read in a highlighted and annotated form called the ResumeSort Report™, which allows you to: Take notes during an interview Jump to relevant qualifications in the resume Identify missing qualifications and help with the interview. Go to the candidate’s Linkedin page, when available The highlighted ResumeSort Report™, which details present and missing qualifications, is sent to you. To see the ranking and take notes, sign into your account.
How does ResumeSort™ know what keyphrases (qualifications) to recommend?
Think of it like Google. ResumeSort™ algorithms extract phrases from the job posting based on the job types; the more you use it, the better it gets. What if I disagree with a few of the suggested phrases? You can delete them or ignore those phrases by not giving them a ranking. They will simply not be searched for, which helps the system adapt to you.
Is my search customizable?
Yes. You may set the importance of different qualifications, “select all” if you’d like, and of course, add your own phrases to the search. You can even save these preferences as templates for future use.
What if I do not agree with some of the related phrases you search for?
You may always add your own or delete any you do not like. Don’t worry; you can get them back!
What are some of ResumeSort™’s most popular features?
It recommends key phrases based on your job posting and the job type Crucially, it handles grammatical and terminological variations of the key phrases that you select. It extracts company and university names from the resumes It helps with the interview – identifying the missing and present qualifications so you can ask pertinent and intelligent questions. Your can invite your team members to participate in the candidate screening. You can even take notes and forward the annotated resumes and report through your email.
How was ResumeSort™ developed?
We worked with professional recruiters and hiring managers from a range of industries to develop a powerful yet simple tool that would find the best candidates quickly from hundreds of applications.
How many resumes can I upload?
For now, up to 200 at a time with a Basic account.
Can I try it for free?
Absolutely. You may begin a free trial of ResumeSort™ here.
How can I get help using ResumeSort™?
Each page has a demo video explaining use of ResumeSort™ and its features. You can always contact the ResumeSort™ team at help@resumesort.com.
What does Textnomics™ mean?
The word “Textnomics” is a portmanteau of “text” and “nomic”, which is the Greek word for the systematized knowledge, arrangement, or organization of something.

 

Review, select, and interview candidates Our advanced candidate selection and screening system will score, sort and rank candidates.  You can the evaluate individual candidate's resumes by looking at their ResumeSort Report(TM).  ResumeSort Report provides a highlighted and annotated report where you can:
  1. Find the candidate's qualifications, including when and how long they performed each task
  2. Read the job posting sentences, or other sources that the key phrases came from.
  3. Jump directly to the qualifications mentioned without having to read the entire resume.
  4. Comment about the candidate and share them with your colleagues.
  5. See which qualifications and attributes are missing, and how important you have ranked them.
  6. Identify questions for interviews to validate strengths and qualify weaknesses
  7. Take notes during the (phone) interview.
  8. Ask your colleagues or outside experts to review and comment on the resume.
  9. Review all the comments and suggestions about the particular candidate including interview notes.
  10. Download the ResumeSort Report or forward it to your colleagues and decision makers.
ResumeSort Report -- RSR -- never select a candidate without it!
Select and prioritize job requirements Prioritize qualifications and requirements on custom 3 or 5 point scale.  You can even tag phrases, allowing you to know which resumes have used the tagged words.  You can add your own phrases, or you can selected phrases that the system has suggested from:
  1. The job posting
  2. The Resumes (including the Universities and Companies list)
  3. Job category (these are the key phrases used by others in their job posting)
  4. Templates you have already saved.
The system will also show you equivalent and related phrases for those you selected.  The system uses these in its contextual search when appropriate and ensures that the best candidates are not lost because of variation in terminology or grammar.  You can modify and personalize this list to your needs, and always get your changes back. Like to invite friends to select key phrases?  You can assign this task to others, or you can have your colleagues to participate independently after you are finished with your ranking.  Our Social Collective Intelligence(TM) or SCI module will take everyone's independent inputs in to account, and finds you the best candidate based on the wisdom of the crowd. Like to save your searches?  No problem!  You can save your searches as templates, modify and reuse them later. The system will also learn and get better over time, personalizing its searches to you.
Upload job description In addition to your own phrases, ResumeSort will suggest key phrases from the job posting  for you to evaluate and rank.  It will also suggest  equivalent or related phrases for the ones you select. Don't think the job description is adequate?  No problem!  The system will suggest phrases based on the job type. Would you like your team members to individually select their criteria?  No problem! Our Social Collective Intelligent(TM) module allows you to get help using the Wisdom of the Crowd -- or colleagues :-)
Would you like to use your  previous searches?  No problem again!  You can save your searches as templates, use them and even modify them.
Upload resumes
Just drag and drop the resumes you like ranked onto the site.  We support doc, docx, odt, rtf, pdf, and text.  You can even zip the files and upload them all at once.
Still receiving resumes?  No problem.  We will assign a email to your requisition, and you can forward your resumes and cover letters to us.