Understanding User Behavior in Job and Talent Search: An Initial Investigation

  • Damiano Spina
  • Maria Maistro
  • Yongli Ren
  • Sargol Sadeghi
  • Wilson Wong
  • Timothy Baldwin
  • Lawrence Cavedon
  • Alistair Moffat
  • Mark Sanderson
  • Falk Scholer
  • Justin Zobel
SIGIR Workshop on eCommerce (eCom'17), 2017

The Web has created a global marketplace for e-Commerce as well as for talent. Online employment marketplaces provide an effective channel to facilitate the matching between job seekers and hirers. This paper presents an initial exploration of user behavior in job and talent search using query and click logs from a popular employment marketplace. The observations suggest that the understanding of users' search behavior in this scenario is still at its infancy and that some of the assumptions made in general web search may not hold true. The open challenges identified so far are presented.

@inproceedings{spina2017understanding,
 author = {Spina, Damiano  and Maistro, Maria and Ren, Yongli and Sadeghi, Sargol and 
             Wong, Wilson and Baldwin, Timothy and  Cavedon, Lawrence and Moffat, Alistair and
              Sanderson, Mark and Scholer, Falk and Zobel,Justin},
 title = {Understanding User Behavior in Job and Talent Search: An Initial Investigation},
 booktitle = {SIGIR Workshop on eCommerce},
 series = {SIGIR eCom 2017},
 year = {2017}
}