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CareerBuilder’s Resume Database: What’s New for June?

New Changes to the CareerBuilder Resume DatabaseAccepting change can be tough: Justin Bieber’s newest hairstyle whim, Peggy of Mad Men’s latest career decision, and the arrival of Twitter’s new little blue bird all come to mind. Thankfully, some changes are not only easy to swallow, but are also refreshing — like changes to CareerBuilder’s Resume Database. The CareerBuilder team has worked to make the Resume Database faster and smarter so you can find the candidates you’re looking for 1) more easily, and 2) in less time.

I recently spoke with Greg Brass, director of product marketing, to find out what exactly is new, different, and important for you to know. He shared four key changes either going on already (or on the horizon) for the Resume Database:

1) Get faster search results.

 The CareerBuilder team has moved the Resume Database to a new platform — meaning performance that’s two to three times faster than before. Whereas before, it may have taken you 10 to 15 seconds to get your search results after entering your criteria, it will now take you two seconds, on average.

2) Access candidates freshly active on careerbuilder.

The previously available “Last Modified” option in search results showed you candidates who had updated their resume within a certain time frame of your choosing. The reality, though, is that many job seekers don’t update their resume all the time — or at all — when they’re searching for a job, particularly in the initial stages of their search.

As a result, we’ve changed the “Last Modified” tab to “Last Activity” tab, which has expanded your search results to include those candidates who have recently participated in other kinds of activity on the CareerBuilder site, like searching for a job or editing their profile.

This way, even if a candidate hasn’t updated his or her resume in six months, but has conducted a job search two days ago, he or she will now show up in your search results (assuming they meet your other criteria), giving you a more accurate picture of candidate activity and interest, and opening up access to a fresh set of candidates prime for a job opportunity.

A snapshot of the new tab:Snapshot of CareerBuilder's Resume Database -- Last Activity

3) Enjoy a simplified search experience.

The Resume Database search page is now cleaner, easier to navigate, and requires fewer clicks, so you can spend less time creating and conducting searches and more time interviewing the best people and making the right hiring decisions. The more efficiently we can work for you, the better you’re able to focus on the important aspects of your recruiting process.

4) Toggle from traditional to Resume Flip mode.

Now, you will find two buttons by every candidate’s name in the Resume Database search results page: One gives you the traditional resume details view, and one gives you the Resume Flip mode view, which enables you to easily flip from one resume to the next while enjoying full and complete views of each resume to which you flip. View in the mode most comfortable for you, or switch back and forth depending on your needs, with the convenience of buttons right next to individual candidate listings.

Questions about these changes, or need to vent about Justin Bieber’s fashion choices? Talk to us in the comments below.


Amy K. McDonnell

About Amy K. McDonnell

Originally hailing from Ohio, Amy is the editorial manager on the content services team and has been with both CareerBuilder and the city of Chicago for nearly a decade. She writes on a range of recruitment topics on The Hiring Site, striving to bring a dose of clarity and humor to sometimes complicated issues around employee attraction, engagement and retention. When she's not working, Amy spends as much time as possible reading, pretending to be a chef, writing short stories, eating Nutella out of the jar, waiting for CTA buses and trains, going to see her favorite bands live, and spending time with people who inspire and challenge her.
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