What are the most commonly used words on TalentPool?

Talent Trends

Before we get into our latest edition of Talent Trends, we want to take this opportunity to announce that TalentPool has launched Cilla, our next generation machine-learning-driven matching engine! 🎉

Over the past 8 months, we have harnessed over 2 million interactions made between candidates and employers on our platform and incorporated 20,000+ feedback points to improve our matching engine.

Cilla will enable us to use the most advanced statistical techniques to drive automated matches between candidates and roles by taking a wider range of factors, such as individual personality and company culture, into consideration.

This means that hiring through TalentPool will be a faster, easier, and more satisfying process than ever before!


Now, onto the data analysis…

As you know, a lot of job descriptions get uploaded to our platform. For this week's Talent Trends, we decided to take a look at which words are most commonly used by employers in their job adverts to attract candidates to apply for their roles.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the results:


What are the Most Commonly Used Words in job descriptions on TalentPool?💬

Unsurprisingly “looking” is the most common word used in the job descriptions (almost all job descriptions tend to start with “We are looking for a …”).

Some of the words are clearly specific to the job in question e.g. "operations", "sales", "internship", "consultant", "marketing". Whilst a lot of the remaining words are positive adjectives e.g. "exceptional", "exciting", "enthusiastic", "ambitious" used to describe either the ideal candidate’s attributes or the company/role in question.

There aren’t really any words in here that we wouldn’t expect to see in a job description (which is a good thing!), but we thought it was pretty interesting to see which words are chosen to describe a role and make it stand out.


What's got us talking this week?

📚 Machines Shouldn’t Have to Spy on us to Learn | Wired

In this article, Zeynep Tufekci talks about how mathematical whizzes are developing new algorithms that will protect our data from those who use AI for malicious purposes. After the data breaches of recent years, this is very positive news!

📚 Are We Living in the Golden Age of ‘90s Period Films? | Esquire

Zach Schonfeld contemplates the rise in the number of films set in the final decade of the 20th Century in this piece. Discussing a selection of such recent 90s-set releases with their directors and producers, Schonfeld sheds light on some of the reasons why filmmakers are harkening back to the 1990s.


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Post written by Grace Dillon, Content Writer at TalentPool