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Bosch simplifies online application process Data automatically retrieved from CVs

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  • Optimized job hunting for smartphone users
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  • April 04, 2013
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Stuttgart – Applying online for a position at Bosch has now become easier: the global supplier of technology and services is offering greater convenience in the form of its internet application portal. Applicants no longer need to enter each piece of personal information by hand; instead, they can simply upload their entire curriculum vitae as a single file. With the help of a new kind of recognition technology, the application portal identifies individual segments of each CV such as personal details, education, or work experience, and automatically transfers this information to the relevant sections in the applicant's profile. Applicants still have the option of manually entering and editing the information they submit. The new function is currently available at Bosch in nine countries and in five languages: English, French, German, Polish, and Portuguese. There is now also a new mobile career website that makes it easier to access the application portal using smartphones or tablet PCs.

Faster application process
Bosch is one of the first major companies in Germany to implement recognition technology as part of the application process. This technology is capable of identifying both text and picture information on a tabular or chronological CV and correlating that information with the relevant input field in Bosch's application portal. This is known as CV parsing and reduces the time it takes to fill out an application by up to 40 percent. In the case of subsequent applications, there is then no need for the applicant's information to be entered again as long as all the necessary documents and information have been provided. CV parsing technology can process files in common formats such as PDF, Microsoft Word or HTML.

Mobile career website: job hunting with a smartphone
Every year in Germany, around 220,000 people apply online for a position at Bosch. In an effort to make this process simpler and more intuitive, Bosch is continuously making its application portal more user-friendly and recently also started offering candidates an updated user interface. Work has also been done to optimize the portal for mobile devices: smartphones make it easy to find and display available positions, and users can share news of job openings with friends and contacts over social networking sites. The mobile career website also provides details of entry programs, events, and the working world at Bosch.

“At Bosch, we're always looking to make improvements so that we can offer applicants greater convenience and simplify the process of applying online,” explains Karl-Heinz Schrödl, the director of human resources management at Robert Bosch GmbH. “With our new mobile career website, the opportunity to take the first step toward a career at Bosch will be available around the clock.”

Bosch's online job portal can be found at and (mobile career website).

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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PI8024 - April 04, 2013

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