MiGuru, developed by Víctor Tirreau (@viantirreau), is an AI app designed to revolutionize the job search process for Chilean job seekers. By consolidating the best job listings from various platforms, MiGuru offers an all-in-one solution that streamlines the application process with the help of AI. With intelligent resume analysis and personalized recommendations, finding and applying to the perfect job becomes effortless.
Can you share a brief overview of your AI app and the problem it aims to solve?
One board to rule them all. MiGuru is the ultimate job search tool for Chilean job seekers, offering an all-in-one platform that aggregates the best job listings from top job boards and automates the application process with AI, learns from your resume and previous answers, making finding and applying to your dream job a breeze.
What sets your AI app apart from others in the same domain?
MiGuru consolidates all the best Chilean job boards in one platform where you can actually apply, not just get redirected to the original listing. Throughout the job application process, we use AI to source information from your resume and also improve the writing quality of your answers, in order to ace the screening process and get an interview. We also extensively use AI to rank common mistakes in your resume, as well as classify different dimensions of each job posting to make them easily searchable, even when they come from heterogeneous sources.
What sparked your interest in AI, and how did you begin your journey as an AI app developer?
The ability to automate decisions based on complex rules that are not directly written by humans. Our first sizeable project was a resume analyzer for MiGuru, around 2020. Then came the offer classifiers, followed by an in-house search engine / recommender system. The latest AI-related development includes the ability to answer application questions from a resume, as well as iteratively improving each answer with the help of AI
What challenges do/did you face during the development process, and how did you overcome them?
Initially, we tackled the resume parsing as a generic sequence annotation problem. The disadvantage of this method is that complex documents (such as resumes) have a very strong layout component that cannot be ignored. This is to say, treating the plaintext of a resume as a one-dimensional sequence of characters didn’t make the cut. Thus, we read some state-of-the-art AI publications by Microsoft and ended up with a two-dimensional, layout-aware model that performs orders of magnitude better. We hired annotators and built what we consider is the largest high-quality annotated Spanish resume dataset, which enables us to train models that understand each piece of the document and make recommendations about missing or unnecessary information.
How do you envision the impact of your AI app on users’ lives and the broader community?
We aim to be the number one tool for applying to jobs on Latin America, bringing the development effort from the traditional business side to the applicants.
What future updates or developments do you have planned for your AI app?
Integrate with more job boards and extend the search engine so that we support other Latin American countries.
Can you share one piece of advice for aspiring AI app developers?
Try to be ahead of the wave and follow interesting people on Twitter. Clearly, the development has sped up explosively in the last months, so don’t stop trying new things. Eventually, you will face a real-world problem that gets easily solved with one of the tools and advancements you have experienced first-hand, so you have the opportunity to build and deploy a solution. Finally, and most importantly, always strive to use AI safely and responsibly.
Víctor Tirreau’s interest in AI stemmed from the desire to automate decisions based on complex rules. Beginning with a resume analyzer, the development of MiGuru progressed to include AI-powered offer classifiers, an in-house search engine, and recommender systems. Overcoming challenges in resume parsing, the team adopted a two-dimensional, layout-aware model, resulting in significant improvements. Tirreau envisions MiGuru as the leading job application tool in Latin America, shifting the development focus from businesses to applicants. Future updates include integrating with more job boards and expanding the search engine to support other Latin American countries. Aspiring AI app developers are encouraged to stay ahead of the curve, follow industry experts on Twitter, and embrace continuous experimentation. Above all, Tirreau emphasizes the importance of using AI safely and responsibly.