[LI] The near future of job hunting

Here are three more items concerning current developments and the future of job searches, which were posted on LinkedIn in June-July 2017. "Job Hunting in the Digital Age," New York Times, 8 April 2016 (posted June 2017) An article by Tara Siegel Bernard on job seeking which by the way underscores the asymmetry of development of … Continue reading [LI] The near future of job hunting

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[LI] Early use of algorithms for hiring

Early this past summer I came across a couple of items discussing early use of algorithms for hiring and posted them on LinkedIn to call attention to parts of the early history in this area - a decade being a long time when talking about technology. "Google Answer to Filling Jobs Is an Algorithm," New … Continue reading [LI] Early use of algorithms for hiring

[LI] Future of the job search & whose AI will change it

Three more items on how "AI" is changing job hunting. These were posted on LinkedIn in May-June 2017. (I depart from the usual presentation of short LI posts by including in 2 of the 3 below, my writing on the target pages outside of LI.) "The future of job hunting: More Spotify, less Craigslist," CIO.com, … Continue reading [LI] Future of the job search & whose AI will change it

[LI] Other people’s job algorithms – is this a path we want to follow?

A few days ago, LinkedIn (LI) sent me an email saying that "because you recently viewed" a particular position listed in their jobs section, "you might also like" a list of 25 others. I didn't. But I do see this automatically generated mailing - however well intended - as part of a larger trend that … Continue reading [LI] Other people’s job algorithms – is this a path we want to follow?

[LI] An employment “filter bubble”?

Apparently "70% of people in 2016 were hired at a company where they had a connection," per publicity tweeted by LinkedIn. This puts a number on the old saying, "it's not what you know but who you know." But beyond exhortations to network harder, what else might such a statistic tell us about the job … Continue reading [LI] An employment “filter bubble”?

[LI] Could bots do salary negotiations better than we do?

Recent research published by Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) - "Deal or No Deal? End-to-End Learning for Negotiation Dialogues" - shows that it is possible to train bots to do negotiations. Could this technology be used by job seekers and employers to arrive at optimal salaries? What is interesting is that FAIR's bots were negotiating … Continue reading [LI] Could bots do salary negotiations better than we do?

[LI] Some thoughts on AI, intelligent agents, & transformation of the job market

So, if there were AI (artificial intelligence) bots or intelligent agents (IAs) to assist people looking for employment or a new job, how might they interact with increasingly intelligent processes used by organizations doing recruiting and hiring? And how could that change job seeking and hiring? In a previous article on LinkedIn ("Towards AI for … Continue reading [LI] Some thoughts on AI, intelligent agents, & transformation of the job market