Dean brings to us an incredibly useful, albeit niche recruiting tool! Every now and then you come across a candidate resume thats…well…an image. This presents an interesting challenge: how do I get this data into a text format? Manually transcribing that text is a huge hassle, so let’s take a step into the future. Save your sore fingers the trouble with image text extraction! We have a couple of free webtools that you might want to bookmark.

Image text extraction so you can move on with your life

We don’t need to go too far down the rabbit hole on the use cases of getting text from a picture. It’s definitely one of those things you rarely use, but when the problem arises a shortcut would be a lifesaver. Since we’re mooching off of a website’s resources, they usually limit monthly extractions. I feel horrible for you if your job requires you to convert more than that in a month.

So, what are the perks of this specific site by Brandfolder? Well, for one, you don’t need to log in at all. Completely free and completely anonymous; music to my ears. What that means is, if you’re a subscriber of a VPN, you can bypass this limitation by switching your IP address to a different server and VOILA, limitless uses! I tried this sneaky tactic, and it seemed to work like a charm.

The conversion accuracy is also an important factor. I’ve dipped my toes into this pool extensively, and the accuracy of various sites were all over the place. Some literally couldnt take the massive title from this very article’s image. So, if Brandfolder has anything going for it, at least its spits out exactly what you see. Image text extraction is not a perfect science, so your mileage my vary.

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Links and other goodies

Check out Brandfolder’s free tool here!

Dean Da Costa provides a lot of amazing sourcing tools and techniques for the community. He always has a free page of Sourcing tools, links, and other resources that we highly recommend you check out!

#HRTX June is also a great learning experience for sourcers and recruiters of all skill levels.  On June 23rd, we’ll be teaching the hiring process from beginning to end so you can learn all the nuances of every step! It’s an all day event, so pop in whenever you have some time for self improvement! We have 12 top level trainers from various recruiting industries! Sourcing for Dev Ops Engineers, Data Security Engineers, Full Stack Devs, and Front End Devs. Register for free here!


Authors
Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"

Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.