Viewing Keyword Density of Position’s Required Skills

To compare the skills required for this particular position with the candidates’ resumes in order to determine the keyword density, click View on the Matching menu bar and select Keyword density per job required skills.  A new column will open in Matches showing the calculated keyword density.

 

The keyword density will only be calculated for the words/phrases in the Required Skills box for the position if they are found in your keywords table.  For example, if the Required Skills for a particular position are JAVA, Dreamweaver, HTML but only JAVA and HTML are found in your keywords table, then the keyword density will only be calculated on JAVA and HTML and Dreamweaver will be ignored. 

 

When calculating the keyword density, Gopher first determines which of the required skills are in your keywords table.  It will then compare those keywords (and their synonyms) with each of the candidate’s resumes in order to determine how often the keyword/synonym appears.  The number shown in the “Job Required Skills Density” column represents this calculation.  This should help in determining the strength of each of the candidates. 

 

To view the keywords that were found on a particular candidate’s resume and the frequency of the keywords, first make sure the row containing the candidate’s name is selected.  Then, drag the candidate’s name to the Resume tab in Gopher and drop it.  The keywords density calculation will appear similar to the screen shot shown here:  KeywordsDensity.  Please note that this calculation may not necessarily match the calculation shown in the “Job Required Skills Density” column in Matching.  The calculation shown in the screen shot above is based on all the keywords in your keywords table that were found on the candidate’s resume.  The number appearing in the “Job Required Skills Density” column is based solely on the position’s required skills.  However, by reviewing this calculation, you can determine this particular candidate’s skills and their frequency.  For example, the position’s required skills are Loan, Mortgage.  The number appearing for this candidate in the “Job Required Skills Density” column is 3.  In order to view what this number represents, we must drag the candidate’s name to the Resume tab in order to view the total keywords density.  By looking at this keywords density calculation, we can see that the candidate has both of the required skills with an emphasis on Loans.