Algorithms, chatbots, robots… Ok
Finishing up with the fourth and last post in the series of The Job Applicant’s Guide to Future Trends of Recruitment! Recapping a bit from previous posts, these are LinkedIn’s 4 top trends of recruitment that you as a job applicant should know about.
All my posts include practical tips and career advice on how you can prepare yourself and take these trends into account when applying for your dream job. If you missed the previous posts, you can find them quickly from here:
- New interviewing tools
- Artificial intelligence
Who would be a better person to share some insights on the topic than the man behind “Artificial Intelligence – 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future” –
I personally believe that learning how AI works and understanding its implications for our lives is at least as important as learning to read and write. In other words, I recognize that we are now beginning to live in an era of AI, so it’s important to learn as much as we can about it early on. – Lasse Rouhiainen
Click the picture to expand – 9 Reasons Why Artificial Intelligence is Important Now (Infographic) via Lasse Rouhiainen
What does all this mean in recruitment and job seeking then?
Algorithms. Machine learning can take prescreening and matching
Chatbots. Chatting tools familiar from many other industries have arrived
It’s wonderful that you get help and answers right away – yet you secretly stay wondering whether you just made small talk to a robot or was it actually a real person behind there…
Robots. Some companies take the video interviewing to the next level by using robots (a.k.a. computers programmed with advanced algorithms) to analyze the video interviews at the beginning of the recruitment process. They can analyze not only your answers but even the language skills, body language
By automating the repetitive parts of the process, recruiters get more time into those parts that require
3 Career tips related to artificial intelligence
1. Ease up your registration processes with LinkedIn and chatbots. Many companies are offering the possibility to pull your experience straight from LinkedIn. With one button the chatbots auto fill in details about your experience. Remember to check you apply to places where your skills meet the job requirements and bring your skills out clearly in your online profiles.
2. Make the algorithms work for you. Wouldn´t it be awesome to have someone working 24/7 looking for matching job opportunities based on your wishes and tirelessly offering them on a silver plate? The new recruitment and talent matching companies like Wisar are doing exactly this!
What’s not that commonly known is that also you as a job seeker can teach algorithms too.
The more the algorithms receive your feedback the more they’ll learn and the more accurate job offerings you will be receiving in the future.
Also, if you are being contacted and offered job opportunities that don’t quite match your ideal jobs or career interests, it might be a good idea to make some adjustments into your online presence.
3. Wanna know more about AI? Take the free course about Elements of AI available online. Regardless in which industry you are working at, AI will impact your life in the future, so don’t get left outside – get to know it, embrace it and see how it could open up new ideas and doors possibly also
Finland, the land of free and equal education wants to become the number 1 in artificial intelligence so The University of Helsinki in cooperation with Reaktor offers a free course Elements of AI that anyone can take for getting the hang of what artificial intelligence really is.
I can warmly recommend this and challenge you too to take part in it. AI &
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