Career Prep 

The Hoosier Talent Network Matches Skills and Potential to Open Jobs

Government-backed platform uses AI to put Indiana back to work

The State of Indiana has launched a new job site experience driven by artificial intelligence. Instead of the typical one-size-fits-all job-search experience, this one tailors the search to an individual’s unique skills and potential.

If you find looking for a new job frustrating, you’re not alone. For years job searches have delivered a lot of results that don’t match the kind of jobs individuals are seeking.

Enter Indiana’s new Hoosier Talent Networkhoosiertalentnetwork.com
a marketplace exchange that uses advanced, AI technology behind the scenes to produce strong job matches in just a few simple steps.

The over-100,000 jobs listed on the Hoosier Talent Network span every industry, including health care, food, manufacturing, sales, engineering, customer service and technology. Companies with open jobs range from small businesses to large corporations.

Here’s how it works. 

First, upload your resume or create a profile from scratch. This only takes a few minutes to complete. The profile asks for your experience and skills. Based on your experience, the Hoosier Talent Network will suggest adding any skills you didn’t list. (That’s one area where AI is at work for you. So much data has been crunched together that the system has a good idea which skills you’re likely to have based on the information you’ve provided).

Then you’ll see a list of recommended jobs. These jobs are recommended by Hoosier Talent Network technology and are based on your skills and potential. It’s not just a keyword search; something that’s failed so often in the past.  You may find job suggestions in companies, industries, or roles you haven’t even considered but for which you have the right skills. You may find some promising surprises.

From there, you can click on “apply.” 

It’s that simple.

If you want to bypass the profile-building step, you can just browse open jobs as well.

Planning Ahead

The State of Indiana built the Hoosier Talent Network so that you can think long term. Plan your career by selecting a job you aspire to, even if you’re not ready for it now. The platform will show you what skills you need to develop to get that next job. You can also view and click on open jobs that fill the gap between where you are and where you’re going. These recommendations can help you build the skills you need for your next career move. Some positions might require additional certifications. If so, Hoosier Talent Network will recommend educational programs best suited to your goals. 

Whether searching for an open job now or looking at what’s in store for your future, the Hoosier Talent Network differs sharply from what jobseekers have experienced in the past. 

“The Hoosier Talent Network is all about jobs that fit the individual, rather than just delivering a long list of results that may not be a good match,” said Chad Carter, Director of Workforce Systems at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “It’s not just about the quantity of matches but also about the quality of matches.”

One of the key features of this technology is that it looks at each person’s potential and capabilities. So, instead of just matching job seekers to the exact job they’ve had before, the Hoosier Talent Network shows jobseekers how their talents can be deployed in a role they may not have considered in a growing company or industry.

If you’re interested in seeing how your skills and potential match to open roles in Indiana, check out hoosiertalentnetwork.com

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