Reemployment & Education Pathways
When it comes to helping job seekers find jobs, make a career plan, or identify the training they need to compete successfully in the job market, one size doesn’t fit all. Each client’s distinct experiences, skills, and qualifications position them for different kinds of opportunities and present unique challenges. Yet conventional reemployment systems lack the ability to account for these differences, relying instead on simple keywords or occupational codes to serve as the basis for job and training referral.
Of course, in the ideal world, counselors would have the time to get to know each job seeker, working one-on-one to provide personalized advice based upon an awareness of who they are, where they have been, and where their career path seems to be leading. In reality, as the pace of layoffs continues to increase and as those displaced find themselves unemployed for longer periods, less and less time is available for personalized counseling. And while there are many online resources available to job seekers today, most require an already-defined career plan and a good idea of what their next job should be. What has been missing is a resource that can guide job seekers through the entire process, help them identify career directions, provide referrals to jobs and training, and even produce a professional resume – all based on an in-depth understanding of the skills and experiences they bring with them.
Burning Glass developed our Focus/Career™ reemployment platform with exactly this challenge in mind. At the core of everything we do is a patented artificial intelligence technology that has learned from tens of millions of past career transitions. As a result, our engine directs each job seeker to the opportunities that are most consistent with actual placements made by others with similar career attributes. In addition, it flags skill or certification gaps that may stand between them and jobs for which they are otherwise well-suited – in essence, answering the question “What do they have that I don’t?” This translates into highly relevant job matches as well as tactical, high impact training recommendations that reflect a job seeker’s existing skills and experiences as well as the jobs currently in demand locally.
Just like any counseling session, Focus/Career starts by getting to know each individual by analyzing dozens of facts extracted from an existing resume (if they have one) or by helping them build a detailed resume without requiring them to write (if they don’t). This ensures that job seekers have the collateral they need for their job search, while also providing the basis for a detailed analysis of each job seeker’s unique portfolio of skills, experiences, and qualifications.
By combining this intense personalization with a detailed understanding of job requirements and the labor market overall, our solutions deliver the industry’s most relevant and accurate matches as well as the robust support that job seekers need to succeed in today’s challenging economy. Starting with resume building, Burning Glass helps job seekers all along the way, guiding them through the entire range of activities they need to undertake to ensure successful job placement, both for their next job and all the jobs after that.
Learn more about:
- Focus/Career™, our comprehensive suite of job matching, career exploration, and training referral solutions
- ResumeBuilder, our easy-to-use tool which helps users create detailed, polished resumes without requiring them to write
- SuggestTraining™, our personalized tool that identifies gaps in a job seeker’s credentials and helps with upskilling through referrals to local targeted training resources
- How Burning Glass supports the needs of workforce and UI agencies, educators, recruitment agencies, job boards, and employers
- Burning Glass’s advanced parsing & extraction and pattern-based matching technologies