Redacted resume screening

We’ve digitized the process of reviewing candidate resumes. Our tool processes PDF, Word, Text, .JPG, .GIF, .TIFF, and .PNG documents to recognize and redact personally identifiable information.

Hiring managers can review based on skills and experience rather than fixate on a detail that may denote a gender, age, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

Instead of parsing, we redact within the original resume. This way, candidates get to choose how they present themselves. Original resumes keep format, presentation, and personality intact.

Reviewers answer, Yes, No, or Maybe if they want to visit with the candidate more about the category.
As an option, previous employers names can be redacted.
Carousel shows the number of resumés to be reviewed and the number currently being reviewed.
Candidate name and email address have been redacted.
Images/headshots have been redacted.

What can we redact?

  • Addresses & locations
  • Associations & clubs
  • Email addresses
  • Headshots
  • Images
  • Names
  • Previous employers
  • Schools & universities
  • Social media URLs
  • Years

Studies show that it takes six seconds to review a resumé. Six seconds isn’t enough time to do a thorough spell-check, let alone determine if a candidate is a good fit for the job. It is the amount of time it takes to read a candidate’s name, university attended, and maybe see a previous employer’s name.

Generally, what takes place is the reviewer feels either comfort or discomfort (aka bias) with the candidate’s name or school they attended. As a result, the reviewer makes a snap decision without thoroughly reviewing the resume.

What does the research say?

Redacted resume + blind screening = objective review

When the candidate’s information is redacted, aside from experience, skills, abilities, and level of education, the reviewer can then look more objectively at a candidate’s competencies.

A redacted resume coupled with blind screening and standardized scoring allows you to offer each candidate a consistent and equitable experience.

Doing so improves the likelihood diverse groups of candidates will progress through the recruiting process.

Blind screen

Redacted PII enables the reviewer to stay focused on SKAs.


While reviewing the resume, the reviewer provides an objective score.

Original resume

Reviewers view the original resume with PII redacted.


A light gray color is used to redact information and smoothly blend into the background.

Let's talk about redacted resume review.

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