Education Zones – Bridging the Gap Between Candidate Education and Employer Requirements in Online Job Matching

Anyone using online job-matching services has undoubtedly encountered seemingly obvious or even ridiculous mismatches. Many of these mismatches are based on inadequate processing of the information related to education. For instance, when a job matching algorithm focuses only on the level of education (e.g. Bachelor or Master or high school), a travel agent may be suggested a job as an IT specialist. They both have a degree, but – crucially – in a different context. In addition, recently completed lower level courses or certificates become more significant as they complement work experience, in many cases gradually rendering the highest level of education obsolete. But these matching algorithms still match jobseekers with 20 years of work experience primarily based on a university degree dating back 20 years instead of their more recent and more relevant further training.

To address these challenges, has created the concept of Education Zones, which are clusters of educations related to a given professional field such as “Tourism” or “Computer Science”. This way of recombining degrees, training and other education at various levels and from different fields of education provides a much more realistic representation of professional fields, and when used in a matching algorithm, can generate significantly better matching results between a candidate’s education and a job’s requirements.

Education Zones are most beneficial when a job description contains popular generic phrases like “has an educational background in …”. At the same time they are well-suited to help matching algorithms more accurately capture the growing number of candidates with non-linear education paths by generating a more precise profile of the candidate’s specific knowledge, competences and skills. JANZZ’s Education Zones provide a more effective categorization of educations according to professional fields, creating the basis for sounder, more accurate matches. To find out more about Education Zones, read our white paper:

Education Zones – Bridging the Gap Between Candidate Education and Employer Requirements in Online Job Matching

Creative Associates International reported on

Creative Associates International reported on – our AI powered and un-biased job placement platform in Nicaragua. Ayan Kishore, Director at Creative’s Development Lab said in the article, “Nicaragua doesn’t really have many opportunities for somebody to go online and find a job, so if you’re in Nicaragua, you’re looking at newspaper or depending on word of mouth. That’s just not how people are finding opportunities in the rest of the world.” Thanks to the technology behind delivered by JANZZ and the other key leads on the project, it will be a real game-changer for the country’s job seekers, especially the youth. is keen to continue contributing to projects that use AI for social good and adopt ethical and responsible principles, thus generating better social services in more regions.

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New AI job platform to bring together all the skills of Nicaragua and boost the economy

Zurich, Switzerland/Washington, DC/Managua, Nicaragua, October 2020 –, Creative Associates International, the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) and Fundación COSEP (Superior Council of Private Enterprise) will soon launch, an AI-driven platform for Nicaragua designed to strengthen the search for jobs and talents, improve employability and boost the country’s economy.

In the adverse economic environment Nicaragua is currently faced with, and which has become even more precarious in recent months, many Nicaraguans lack information, perspective and visibility—especially the youth of Nicaragua, many of whom are denied opportunities to develop critical skills needed for employment, and access to quality training, job placement services and jobs.

The development organization Creative is tackling these issues through the Aprendo y Emprendo project financed by USAID and the SDC. This initiative aims at strengthening the private Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in order to provide the youth of Nicaragua with vocational skills, life skills, work readiness skills, and soft skills training that will help them become capable employees and entrepreneurs. As part of this project, Creative partnered up with Fundación COSEP, a foundation of the leading business chamber in Nicaragua, and Swiss tech firm to develop, which contributes by providing visibility, career counseling and job placement services.

“Our objective was to create a unique platform that will bring together all the skills and work opportunities of Nicaragua, matching precisely the right people to the right jobs,” says Stefan Winzenried, CEO of “We really hope that as many people and companies as possible use the platform. The potential of having all job offers, job seekers and everything that is involved in the labor market on a single platform is massive: it will improve employment opportunities for everyone on every level.”

Unlike Nicaragua’s existing platforms, job searches on are not based on keywords. Instead, the user posts a profile of their individual skills and competences, which the system then analyzes using artificial intelligence and compares with the requirements of potential job offers. The technology behind it processes job-related data through deep learning algorithms and knowledge graphs to identify the best possible matches between jobs and candidates and make accurate suggestions to both job seekers and recruiters. The platform can also show users how to improve their chances in the labor market. The system analyzes which jobs and skills are currently in demand and based on the user’s profile, it recommends courses and training to improve employability.

To help mitigate the effects of the current situation in Nicaragua, the platform needed to be up and running as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. It was thus implemented as a white label product—in just 90 days—and is now operated by Fundación COSEP as a SaaS solution together with COSEP is convinced that utilizing the innovative approach of will drive the social and economic development of the country. “Employment and entrepreneurship are key to a society’s wellbeing and we all have something to offer,” says one of their leading officials. “Through we can boost Nicaragua’s economy and strengthen our society by better matching the country’s talents and needs. If we all sign up and use the platform, it’ll be a real game-changer.”


Ζητούνται 1.000.000 βιογραφικά

Προσπαθείτε να γράψετε το καλύτερο βιογραφικό σημείωμα για να εντυπωσιάσετε τους εν δυνάμει εργοδότες και να πάρετε τη δουλειά των ονείρων σας; Γνωρίζετε ότι, κατά μέσο όρο, κάθε θέση εργασίας προσελκύει 250 βιογραφικά και θα έχετε μόνο 2% πιθανότητα να λάβετε συνέντευξη για τη θέση; Ναι, 2%. Τώρα μπορεί να αναρωτιέστε πώς οι recruiters επιλέγουν το 2%. Λοιπόν, οι περισσότεροι χρησιμοποιούν εργαλεία διαχείρισης υποψηφίων για να επιλέγουν βιογραφικά, απορρίποντας έως και το 50% των βιογραφικών, χωρίς να τα έχουν κοιτάξει. Ωχ, ναι, αυτό μπορεί να περιλαμβάνει τη δική σας και γι’ αυτό λαμβάνετε πάντα ένα τυπικό μήνυμα απόρριψης-αλλά-ευχαριστώ μετά.

Στη, χτίζουμε μια εναλλακτική λύση που επιτρέπει σε κάθε βιογραφικό να αξιολογείται από τεχνητή νοημοσύνη και, το πιο σημαντικό, κάθε υποψήφιος θα λαμβάνει σχόλια από το σύστημα που επεξεργάζεται τις ελλείπουσες δεξιότητές τους (γιατί δεν προσλαμβάνεστε) και πιθανές προτάσεις για περαιτέρω εκπαίδευση (πώς μπορείτε να βελτιώσετε τις πιθανότητές σας) προκειμένου να εξασφαλίσετε την ίδια δουλειά στο μέλλον.

Για το σκοπό αυτό, σας ζητάμε να μας βοηθήσετε να βελτιώσουμε τον Machine Learning αλγόριθμο μας. Δείτε πώς μπορείτε να συμβάλλετε στη δημιουργία του ανθρώπινου παράγοντα σε συστήματα AI:

  • Στείλτε το βιογραφικό σας σημείωμα στο Εάν σας κάνει να νιώσετε πιο άνετα, μπορείτε να διαγράψετε τα προσωπικά σας στοιχεία.
  • Γλώσσα: αναζητούμε βιογραφικά σε γαλλικά, ιταλικά, αγγλικά, γερμανικά, ελληνικά, νορβηγικά, ολλανδικά, πορτογαλικά, άλλες γλώσσες που χρησιμοποιούνται στην ΕΕ, κορεατικά, κινέζικα, ιαπωνικά, ταϊλανδέζικα, ινδονησιακά, μαλαισιανά, βιετναμέζικα και αραβικά.
  • Μορφή: Οποιαδήποτε. Από το τυπικό έγγραφο 2 σελίδων, έγγραφο. στα πιο δημιουργικά και καινοτόμα.
  • Υποσχόμαστε να μην σας στείλουμε ανεπιθύμητα μηνύματα ή να χρησιμοποιήσετε το βιογραφικό σας για οποιονδήποτε άλλο σκοπό εκτός από την εκπαίδευση του αλγορίθμου. Θα διαγράψουμε επίσης το βιογραφικό σας μετά την εκπλήρωση του σκοπού του.

Βοηθήστε μας να μοιραστούμε το μήνυμα και θα σας ενημερώσουμε με τον τελευταίο αριθμό βιογραφικών που λάβαμε.

100만 개의 이력서를 구함

당신은 꿈의 직장을 얻기 위해 채용담당자에게 인상을 줄 수 있는 최고의 이력서를 작성하려고 하나요? 평균적으로, 각 기업은 250개의 이력서를 받습니다. 당신은 당신의 꿈의 직장을 위해 면접을 볼 수 있는 기회가 2%밖에 없다는 것을 알고 있나요? 이제 당신은 채용담당자들이 어떻게 2%를 뽑는지 궁금할 것입니다. 대부분 그들은 이력서를 확인하기 위해 인재관리 소프트웨어를 사용하며, 한 번도 살펴보지 않은 이력서를 포함하여 50%까지 걸러냅니다. 아쉽게도 당신의 것도 여기에 포함될지도 모릅니다. 그것이 거절 이메일을 받는 이유입니다.

JANZZ.technology에서는 각 이력서가 인공지능에 의해 평가될 수 있도록 하는 대체 솔루션을 구축하고 있습니다. 가장 주목해야 할 것은 각각의 지원자는 추후에 같은 직종의 일자리를 확보하기 위해 누락된 기술(채용되지 않은 이유)과 추가 교육에 대한 가능한 제안(기회를 개선할 수 있는 방법)을 정교한 시스템으로부터 피드백을 받을 것입니다.
이를 위해 JANZZ.technology는 머신 러닝 알고리즘을 개선하는 데 귀하의 도움을 요청합니다. AI 시스템에서 인적 요소를 만드는 데 기여하는 방법은 아래와 같습니다.

  • 이메일 발송: (개인정보 삭제가능)
  • 이력서 언어: 프랑스어, 이탈리아어, 영어, 독일어, 그리스어, 노르웨이어, 네덜란드어, 포르투갈어, 그 밖에 다른 유럽권 언어, 한국어, 중국어, 일본어, 태국어, 인도네시아어, 말레이어, 베트남어 및 아랍어
  • 이력서 형식: 무관함 (기본적인 2페이지 이력서부터 창의적이고 혁신적인 이력서까지 모두 가능, word doc. 파일)
  • 당사는 귀하의 이력서를 머신 러닝 목적 이외에 스팸 발송 또는 다른 목적으로 귀하의 이력서를 사용하지 않을 것입니다. 또한 머신 러닝 알고리즘 개선 후에 당신의 이력서를 삭제할 것입니다.

위의 내용을 공유해 주신다면, 최근에 받은 이력서 수를 계속 업데이트해드릴 것입니다.

1.000.000 CVer «WANTED»

Prøver du å skrive den aller beste CVen for å imponere rekrutterere og for å få drømmejobben din? Visste du at i gjennomsnitt, sendes 250 CVer inn til hvert jobbtilbud, og du vil ha 2% sjanse til å bli innkalt til intervju for drømmejobben din? Ja, 2%. Nå kan du lure på hvordan rekrutterere velger ut 2%. Vel, de fleste bruker programvare for talentadministrasjon til å scanne igjennom CV-er, og luke ut opptil 50% av CV-ene, som aldri har blitt sett på. Auda, ja, utlukingen kan inkludere din CV, og i det tilfellet mottar du et standard avslag og en takke-e-post etterpå.

I bygger vi en alternativ løsning som gjør at hver CV kan bli evaluert av kunstig intelligens, og viktigst av alt, hver søker vil motta tilbakemelding fra systemet vedrørende sine manglende ferdigheter (hvorfor du ikke blir ansatt) og mulige forslag til videreutdanning (hvordan du kan forbedre sjansene dine) for å sikre deg denne jobben i fremtiden.

Til dette formålet ber vi deg om å hjelpe oss med å forbedre maskinlæringsalgoritmen vår. På den måten kan du bidra til å skape det menneskelige elementet i AI-systemer:

  • Send din CV til Hvis du føler deg mer komfortabel som anonym , kan du slette din personlige informasjon.
  • Språk: vi ser etter CVer på fransk, italiensk, engelsk, tysk, gresk, norsk, nederlandsk, portugisisk, andre språk som brukes i EU, koreansk, kinesisk, japansk, thai, indonesisk, malaysisk, vietnamesisk og arabisk.
  • Format: Hvilket som helst. Fra et 2 siders Word dokument til de mest kreative og innovative CVer.
  • Vi lover å ikke sende spammail eller bruke CVen din til andre formål enn maskinlæring. Vi vil også slette CV-en din etter at den har tjent formålet sitt.

Hjelp oss spre budskapet, så holder vi deg oppdatert på antall CVer vi mottar.

Equal employment opportunity, starting with anonymous application procedures

To many tourists, Switzerland is often considered as one of the most beautiful countries they have ever visited. However, if they decided to move to this country, would they still feel the same? Would that love at first sight last when they try to land a job?

High salary is one of the major incentives for foreign workers to seek opportunities in Switzerland. Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) show that the number of foreign workers commuting daily to Switzerland from neighboring countries is on the rise, reaching 332,177 in 2020 [1]. The FSO also reported that by the end of 2019, the number of foreign nationals actively participating in the Swiss labor market has increased to 1.6 million [2], leaving roughly 1.3 million migrant workers—around a quarter of the nation’s total employed population.

However, compared to Swiss citizens, employment rates among migrant workers are much lower. A recent study indicates that, during their arrival year, the employment rate of migrant men is around 16% lower than that of comparable men born in Switzerland, and for migrant women, it is 37% below the employment rate of women born in Switzerland. Of course, the gap will gradually narrow, but after five years, their employment rates are still below those of workers born in Switzerland: by 4% for migrant men and by a full 13% for migrant women [3].

There are many reasons why migrant workers experience a disadvantage in a host country’s labor market. One major aspect is compatible skills, including both human and social capital. Compared with native-born residents, new migrant workers are often at a disadvantage in terms of these skills in the host country. They are generally less familiar with local customs and less likely to have recognized occupational training or certification. They also lack information about labor market opportunities, for instance local networks that can be useful in a job search, or employer expectations. Fortunately, these disadvantages decrease the longer they stay in the host country [4].

Local language is another country-specific skill and fluency in the main language of the host country is an important determinant of success in the labor market. Switzerland is a multilingual country with four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. According to our estimates based on over 10 years of experience in occupation data analysis, the average number of languages asked by employers in Switzerland is 2–2.5: one or two local languages combined with English. For native speakers of one of the local languages, this constitutes knowledge of one or two foreign languages—both of which are part of the standard curriculum at Swiss schools. For migrant workers, at least for the around 60% who are not native speakers of one of these four languages, these requirements are slightly different.

When comparing the skills and qualification levels of workers between Swiss and foreign nationals, the proportion of foreign nationals with higher education is comparable to that of Swiss nationals. At the other end of the spectrum, the proportion of low-skilled workers is much higher than for Swiss citizens. For workers in these two groups, language requirements can be quite low. For example, English is mostly irrelevant for blue-collar workers such as builders and janitors, and non-native speakers are often only required to have basic command of a local language. On the other hand, local languages are not necessarily essential for workers in international corporations, universities, and other international institutions and organizations, where English is commonplace.

However, migrant workers with intermediate skills and qualification levels, compared with local workers at the same level, are at a disadvantage in terms of language competitiveness when applying for jobs, because many positions at this level require proficiency of both a local language and several other languages. There is a much higher proportion of Swiss workers in this range, and it also happens to be where most vacancies are found in Switzerland.

Apart from potentially lower human and social capital, discrimination is still a reasonable explanation for the differences in labor market outcomes between locals and migrants. In a recent meta-analysis of 43 experimental studies across 25 years on discrimination in hiring decisions, researchers determined that “discrimination of ethnic and racial minority groups in hiring decisions is still commonplace.” [5]

In an experiment which tested HR managers’ discrimination against candidates with non-Swiss background, researchers found that candidates with certain foreign-sounding names who “whitened” their CVs and indicated fluency in only the local language were better received than those who convey a cultural attachment to their country of origin. They concluded that “CVs that convey multiple signals of attachment to one’s culture of origin are heavily sanctioned by assessments of lower productivity [6].” Children of immigrants who have Swiss qualifications and dual nationality must send out 30% more applications to receive a call-back for an interview when applying for apprenticeship level positions [7].

Ensuring equal employment opportunities for migrant and immigrant workers in the labor market is beneficial both to these workers as well as the host society. Access to the labor market increases their social participation, which is essential to integration. Meanwhile, paid work reduces their dependence on social welfare. At, we believe that anonymized procedures at the very beginning of the job application process can largely reduce discrimination and improve equal opportunities. To learn more about’ anonymized procedures, please contact




[1] FSO. 2020. Foreign cross-border commuters by gender, canton of work and age class. URL:

[2] FSO. 2020. Employed persons (domestic concept) total number and in full-time equivalents by gender and nationality, gross and seasonally adjusted values. Quarterly and yearly averages. URL:

[3] Favre, S.; Föllmi, R:; Zweimüller, J.: Immigration, return migration and integration from a labour market perspective. In: A Panorama of Swiss Society 2020 Migration-Integration-Participation, Federal Statistics Office, Neuchãtel, 2020

[4] Friedberg, R.: You can’t take it with you? Immigrant assimilation and the portability of human capital, Journal of Labor Economics 18:2: 221–252, 2000

[5] Zschirnt, E.; Ruedin, D.: Ethnic discrimination in hiring decisions: A meta-analysis of correspondence tests 1990–2015, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Taylor & Francis, Milton Park, Abingdon, Vol. 42, Iss. 7, pp. 1–19, 2016

[6] Auer, D.: Drivers of immigrant employment in Switzerland, University of Lausanne, 2018

[7] Fossati, F.; Liechti, F.; Auer, D.; Bonoli, G.: Discrimination Multipliers, How immigrants’ integration affects labour market disadvantage, MIM Working Paper Series 17:2, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) Malmö University, Malmö, 2017