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At Zoek US, we do things differently. Unlike other job sites, we use intelligent job matching technology to help employers and job seekers find each other.

We like to shout about our intelligent job matching technology. After all, it’s what makes us different. But a lot of people ask us what intelligent job matching technology actually is. How does it work? What systems does it use? Is our website made of magic?

To put it simply, intelligent job matching technology is another way of saying that we use artificial intelligence to help connect job seekers and employers. Our proprietary algorithm, which sits behind out website, learns with every search you put in, taking in large amounts of data and making better connections every time.

Our software uses five search steps, or layers, to match you with the best job. Let’s break those five layers down to show you how it works.

‘Zoeking’ for the best match

If you go on your average job search site, you know how things usually go. You’ll encounter a big search tool that only uses a couple of filters, like a job title and location. Then you have to sift through reams and reams of ads to find one that’s semi-relevant.

Zoek US, on the other hand, uses five filters to find you the best match.

Think of these layers like different variations of fine sieves you use to smooth out a sauce. Each layer catches and removes a different level of granularity until what passes through the final layer is the purest, cleanest product you can imagine.

These are the five different filters we apply to a job search.

Job search

This is the most basic filter. It searches the existing job board for matches to the specific job title requested. If you used any old search tool to search for ‘administration assistant’, you’d bring up ads with any mention of the of the words ‘administration’ and assistant’. You could wind up with search results that display a job for a hospital administrator and a teaching assistant. It’s a start, but it’s certainly not what you’re looking for.


This second layer adds a ‘category’ filter that identifies jobs based on their sector, like marketing or education. If you take our original ‘administration assistant’ search and filter it with a ‘clerical’ category, you’d only see jobs related to clerical work that contained the above keywords. So you wouldn’t see any ads looking for someone to run a whole hospital. Better, but still not the finished article.

Resumé keyword extraction

This layer searches for keywords in your resumé that match ads with the same keywords. When you upload your resumé to your account, our software crawls the text in the file. Your resumé may have an entry for ‘lab technician’, and our software would instantly match you to the best job based on the words associated with this entry. Check out how this works with our Search with Resumé feature.

Fuzzy search

This layer identifies keywords related to the ones it extracted from your resumé. From an entry for ‘digital marketing’, we might show you jobs related to content creation, PPC management, UX design and other similar roles.

Synonym search

Results are further refined by searching for synonyms of certain keywords. The term ‘teaching assistant’ could be written out by an employer as ‘teaching aide’ or ‘learning guide’.

How does this help me?

You won’t even see it happening, but the above layers will ensure that you only get the most relevant jobs to your experience and search terms.

Employers want to find people who are appropriate for their job opening. If your skills and experience closely match the job description, you’re more likely to hear back. You’ll also save time skimming through reams of almost-but-not-quite-relevant job ads. With Zoek US, you get the gold right away.

Register your resumé with Zoek US to start searching. You’ll wonder why you were searching anywhere else.