AI assistants may be the new obstacle between you and your dream job. QIANTU
Cloud computing is set to change how people communicate, work and learn. But did you know it may also affect how you are hired for a job in the future?
It was once more common for people to find jobs advertised in the newspaper and then physically send a copy of their CV to organizations. Now we primarily look online using job sites and apply for those jobs using cloud recruitment services, including iCIMS Recruit and LinkedIn Talent, which manage our applications on behalf of the organizations.
人们一度经常通过报纸广告来找工作，并往应聘单位寄送自己的纸质简历。如今我们主要在招聘网站上查找信息，并使用iCIMS Recruit、LinkedIn Talent等云招聘服务申请工作，这些服务代表单位管理我们的工作申请。
However, many new technologies, with the help of AI (artificial intelligence), are changing recruitment and overhauling how we communicate with those holding the keys to our dream jobs.
AI recruitment technology, such as ENGAGE Talent, is making it easier for recruiters to find potential employees by analyzing networking sites, like LinkedIn, for appropriate profiles with “predictive availability signals”. Primarily based on keywords, circumstance changes or current company performance, it can find candidates that haven’t outwardly expressed an interest in changing jobs.
Helen Poitevin, research director of IT research firm Gartner, stated, “This method of unearthing [a] passive candidate is the subject of a lot of investment and innovation today.”
Another innovation designed to help recruiters are AI assistants, similar to Apple’s Siri. CNN reported that graduates in the future might have to be vetted by a virtual assistant before getting a real interview for highly competitive graduate programs.
Companies such as HireVue have already developed software that plays pre-recorded questions to candidates and analyzes their responses for different factors, including grammar, facial expressions and tonality. It can then produce a result that defines the candidate’s qualities, such as tenacity, resilience or teamworking skills, and recommends whether they should be considered.
US graduate Sarah Ali has been through eight HireVue interviews. She told CNN, “Once I understood the AI interview process, I started thinking about it as a game and how I could optimize for certain qualities or gestures.”
This interview process is yet to become mainstream outside the US, but with the power of cloud computing, how long will it be before this tech is used worldwide?