Meet your very-welcome new tool (and co-pilot), Spark-e by engin.
The team at engin sciences has been working with AI for years, and the recent acceleration in generative AI with large language models has worked seamlessly with our proprietary data to create the strongest, easiest-to-use tool yet.
The best way to understand Spark-e is to take a moment and interact with your new assistant!
While one of Spark-e’s purposes is ease-of use, this post is intended to provide you with some background, as well as describe some of the features.
AI chatbot avatar 101
An AI chatbot avatar is a digital representation of a human or a virtual entity powered by artificial intelligence, capable of engaging in conversations, performing tasks, and interacting with users through text, speech, or visual interfaces —making the interaction much more engaging and personalized. Chat bots are used for a wide range of purposes, such as customer service, education, and entertainment. Or in our case, effective job candidate acquisition.
The job hunt can be a precarious situation for many people — figuring out how to put the best foot forward can bring up second-guessing and self-doubts. Job seekers may face obstacles in how to best represent their experience due to various reasons, such as limited work and/or educational history, sometimes complicated by a criminal record or the desire to transition from one industry to another. All potentially complex recipes for effective resume building.
Companies in emerging industries need to describe jobs with precision to signal engaged candidates that the company culture embraces what the job seeker has to offer. And young businesses may need a seemingly insurmountable number of skills for an ‘all hands on deck’ operation.
The team at engin has many years of expertise supporting job seekers in finding jobs that fit their skills and experience, and helping companies build their brand from the ground up. One of the ongoing challenges emerging industries face is creating an impactful, concise job description that reaches job seekers in the right time and place, so they and employers can find a great fit.
Enter Spark-e to help recruiters (and job hunters) maximize their efforts.
On this graphic example, note that a job seeker is provided with an editable text describing how their transferable skills can be best presented in their resume. Then the job seeker is provided with a customized (and of course editable) cover letter, plus interview tips to help. Additionally, the job seeker is provided with pertinent links directing them to get to know the hiring company’s employer brand, plus other informative communications, such as a video of “a day in the life of a company employee.
And this is just a simple demo of how Spark-e preemptively addresses core and critical needs of the job seeker.
A summary of Spark-e features + benefits
Improved candidate experience
Spark-e provides immediate responses to candidate queries, ensuring that job seekers have a positive and efficient experience when interacting with a company during the application process. Spark-e can guide candidates through the application process, helping them complete forms and upload documents, reducing friction and drop-off rates.
Spark-e is available round the clock to interact with brands and job seekers, making it easier for candidates to apply for positions at any time beyond business hours.
Screening + pre-qualification
Spark-e can help prequalify candidates by asking relevant questions and assessing their qualifications based on predetermined criteria. This helps companies filter out unsuitable candidates early in the process, and saves job seekers from wasted time and effort as well.
Efficient screening of resumes
Spark-e quickly scans and analyzes submitted resumes to identify qualified candidates, saving recruiters significant time in the initial screening process and recommending improvements to a submitted resume.
Consistency + bias reduction
Spark-e helps ensure a consistent and unbiased screening process by applying the same set of criteria to all applicants, reducing the potential for human biases to impact hiring decisions.
Collaborating with Spark-e for initial candidate interactions can reduce the need for human recruiters in the early stages of the hiring process, resulting in instant cost savings for companies.
Companies in emerging industries that are experiencing rapid growth are greatly supported by Spark-e (in conjunction with the engin platform) to manage high volumes of applications efficiently, ensuring that they don’t miss out on potential talent.
Spark-e collects and analyzes data from candidate interactions, providing hiring companies with valuable insights into the effectiveness of their recruiting processes and the preferences of job seekers.
Spark-e tailors its responses and recommendations based on the specific skills and preferences of candidates, enhancing the overall candidate experience while ensuring data privacy.
For employers, the engin platform works as a standalone, one-stop hiring dashboard that also seamlessly integrates with any applicant tracking system. The platform impacts the entire hiring process, and Spark-e offers yet another groundbreaking resource to support efficiency and success.
For job seekers at engin’s’ growing number of industry-specific “Careers In” websites, visitors can create and optimize their resumes to make them more attractive to potential employers. Job search and matching filters help job seekers find relevant job openings based on their hard and soft skills, location, and other preferences. And once having applied for a job, applicants have full transparency throughout the apply flow and can receive updates on the hiring process as well as track the status of their job applications.
engin’s Careers in Cannabis site also supports job seekers with up-to-date thinking on interview tips, practice questions, plus personalized job recommendations based on a user’s background and interests. The site offers numerous free resources to help in preparing for interviews, as well as insightful posts, webinars, videos on negotiating offers, salary guides, and industry trend articles —all to help job seekers navigate the fast-changing job market.
And now, employers and job seekers can just ask Spark-e.