RecTech Initialisms and Acronyms you should know
Acronyms weren’t commonly used in spoken language until WWII. Some acronyms which started being used then have been so well incorporated into the English language that we’ve forgotten, at one time they were acronyms: ie: LASER, RADAR, SCUBA, even ZIP code.
Acronyms and initialisms are even more prevalent today. Emphasis on brevity in writing, texting and even speaking, along with complex technology terminology has led to many more abbreviations in the recruitment industry.
AI — Artificial Intelligence
The simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.
API — Application Programming Interface
A sort of a code or a set of commands, functions, protocols and objects that allow programmers to create software or interact with an external system. It provides developers with standard commands for performing common operations so they do not have to write the code from scratch.
ATS — Applicant Tracking System
A software application that manages the lifecycle of recruiting a candidate — including the recruiting and hiring process, job postings and job applications. It organizes and makes searchable information about job seekers.
CRM — Candidate (or Customer) Relationship Management
An approach to managing job candidates, helping to better understand candidate needs and how to meet those needs, through the company’s talent pipeline. A CRM system is a software application that manages the lifecycle of recruiting a candidate, including: recruiting, hiring process, job postings and job applications. It organizes and makes searchable the data collected on candidates.
CV — Curriculum Vitae
A summary of a person's education, qualifications, and previous experience along with other relevant information, typically sent with a job application. Sometimes used interchangeable with “resume,” a CV is generally longer in length. Typically used in the UK, Europe and New Zealand, in the US “CV” is mostly used by academics and graduate students.
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