Using sophisticated artificial intelligence-based technology, which has developed an understanding of patterns of career progression and current employer requirements from analysis of millions of resumes and job postings, SuggestTraining identifies gaps in a job seeker’s credentials and helps with upskilling through referrals to local targeted training resources.
For many job seekers, few local opportunities meet their immediate qualifications but understanding the skills gaps that separate them from high demand jobs can be difficult – let alone finding the right training resources to help them close those gaps. Burning Glass’s unique SuggestTraining™ is a powerful tool that begins by identifying skills and credential gaps relative to the specific opportunities a job seeker is interested in or might otherwise be well qualified for. Once an individual’s gaps are defined, SuggestTraining identifies local academic and skills training courses that can help resolve them, thereby increasing the likelihood of short- and long-term placement success.
SuggestTraining provides valuable support for all levels of job seekers, including first-time job seekers, sub-BAs, college graduates, individuals in mid-career, and displaced workers who need to be connected rapidly with necessary retraining.
SuggestTraining is available as a standalone application or as a component module of the Focus/Career™ suite of job search and career development solutions.
- A user starts by entering his resume, using Burning Glass’s ResumeBuilder application to create a new resume or to upload and improve an existing resume document.
- Once a resume is entered, Burning Glass’s patented technology subjects it to in-depth, detailed analysis, extracting all stated skills, knowledge, and credentials and inferring others. This is possible because our technology has a unique capability to read and understand the details of an individual’s qualifications (e.g. specific skills, degrees, certifications, etc.), not just the generalities (e.g. industry and occupation). The individual’s career path is also closely analyzed, both in terms of the steps he has taken but also in comparison with the qualifications and transitions of millions of other observed job seekers.
- The user then selects a job of interest, from matches suggested by Focus/Career™ using its unique understanding of his qualifications and career trajectory or from a user-initiated search using his preferred criteria.
- SuggestTraining™ activates once a job has been selected. Using the results of the resume analysis (which is transparent to the user), SuggestTraining:
- Conducts a gap analysis, comparing the individual’s skills and other qualifications against (a) the requirements of the selected job, and (b) the qualifications of other individuals who successfully placed into similar jobs;
- Identifies skill gaps that might prevent the user from achieving placement in the selected job; and
- Provides the user with a list of local training programs and resources that would help him fill his gaps and qualify for the selected job or similar jobs.
- Helps job seekers understand the qualifications they need for successful placement into the jobs that interest them.
- Identifies a job seeker’s skill and credential gaps and identifies local academic and skills training courses that can help resolve those gaps.
- Helps jobs seekers obtain their next job as well as to plan for long-term career growth and achievement.
- SuggestTraining™ offers career support based upon analysis of live placement patterns across millions of real people – which means it understands which career attributes really count in order to help job seekers identify the training and career moves most consistent with successful placement.
- Provides information that jobs seekers can act upon to improve their immediate and long-term prospects, which is especially valuable for individuals who are being rejected by employers but don’t understand why.
- Helps support local economies by triaging job seekers into community colleges and other local training programs.
|Our artificial intelligence-based technology develops a deep understanding of each individual job seeker, analyzing their skills, qualifications, and career path in order to provide highly personalized feedback, including career development and training recommendations.||Other tools provide the same content to every job seeker – it doesn’t change based on skills, experience, or any other factors.|
|We use the detailed descriptions of skills, experiences, and other qualifications that actual employers and successful applicants use in their job postings and resumes, respectively. That’s because our technology reads and understands free text and is able to convert that information into actionable intelligence.||Other tools use generic O*NET descriptions of skills and competencies (e.g. “communications skills”) that do not reflect actual employer requirements. Generic “buckets” are of limited value – no employer ever hired someone because of their “communications skills” without first obtaining more descriptive supporting information.|
|Our technology learns from each resume and job description that it processes to gain a real-time understanding of career and hiring patterns. It analyzes live placement patterns across millions of real people, thereby developing an understanding of the specific career attributes that statistically correlate with placement for any given job.||Other tools rely on expert opinion or generic statistics when they associate skills with job placement. They do not perform ongoing statistical analysis of skills, certifications, or other qualifications that lead to successful placement and thus cannot base their career services on that foundation.|
|Because of its ability to read and understand the details of resumes, job descriptions, and career paths, SuggestTraining™ would advise a job seeker that “successful applicants to jobs like this have experience in Siebel and object oriented programming”.||Other tools would advise “you need IT skills” because they rely O*NET codes or similar mechanisms – the best they can do is suggest broad competencies by comparing occupational codes for a job seeker and a job.|