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Chatter: A RealMatch for Interactive Applicants

May 13, 2008
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.

An eHarmony of Recruiting?

RealMatch says keyword matching is so yesterday, so it’s out with a new profile-matching system that compares profiles of jobs with the profiles of candidates. While that seems potentially confusing, the company says it just means that the profile matching considers industry experience, title, and the skills that are associated with each job and each candidate along with their preferences.

What we like is how RealMatch’s interface lets anonymous candidates see jobs in real-time, while recruiters can see candidates filtered and ranked according to their suitability for the position, all in real-time and without any cost.

What we don’t like is how the company charges a fee when they want to reveal the contact information of the matching and interested candidate. On the other hand, RealMatch says its technology powers about 1,000 job sites, so a nominal fee may turn out to be money well spent.

HireVue Competitor?

Todd talked with Calgary-based Darryn Severyn, the CEO of InterActive Applicant (it’ll be at this link, but don’t expect much now beyond a construction site). Severyn hopes to launch in the next couple of months, marketing to a Canadian audience, and to the United States by year’s end.

InterActive will be a video-and-audio-interviewing competitor to HireVue, though Severyn says he’ll add features in 2009 that will differentiate his product. Also in this genre: interviewstream.com and interviewstudio.com.

This article is part of a series called News & Trends.
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