[LI] Useless job interviews; recruiters’ tools converse

Below are two separate items (not articles) posted to LinkedIn in April & May 2017. They each consist of a link plus a brief discussion. The theme again is aspects of the job market in the wake of automation. "The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews," New York Times, 8 April 2017 (posted ~9 April 2017) In my developing … Continue reading [LI] Useless job interviews; recruiters’ tools converse

[LI] AI & the future of work, jobs, income & wealth

In his LinkedIn article "Why the future of work is a National emergency," Michael Spencer outlines what he sees as the threat of automation (which increasingly involves artificial intelligence - AI) for employment, and the ramifications of this in the economy. Here's an alternative view. First and most important is to disaggregate "work" on the … Continue reading [LI] AI & the future of work, jobs, income & wealth

[LI] CVs & cover letters need automation; job sites do AI

Below are four separate items (not articles) posted to LinkedIn in mid to late March 2017. They each consist of a link plus a brief discussion. The general theme is how automation under the name “artificial intelligence” (AI) is being applied to recruiting/hiring processes, and now to job sites, but not yet to job seeking/application … Continue reading [LI] CVs & cover letters need automation; job sites do AI

[LI] What if your resume “kept on file”​ didn’t just sit there?

Not long ago I passed on resumes of two professionals - who happen to be green card holding refugees - to a recruiter I know and got the courteous standard response about their credentials being circulated and held on file for possible future openings. This and a couple of items seen recently about what it … Continue reading [LI] What if your resume “kept on file”​ didn’t just sit there?

[LI] Questions re AI, data, & jobs

Below are 15 separate items (not articles) posted to LinkedIn between December 2015 and December 2016 .They each consist of thought or a link plus a brief discussion. These relate to various aspects of advanced technology - what goes under the name "artificial intelligence (AI) - data, and the job market. An underlying concern in … Continue reading [LI] Questions re AI, data, & jobs

[LI] AI, recruiting & job seeking

Below are three separate items (not articles) posted to LinkedIn on 1-2 March 2017. They each consist of a link plus a brief discussion. The general theme is how automation under the name "artificial intelligence" (AI) is being applied to recruiting/hiring processes, but not yet to job seeking/application processes: "Send in the Robots: The Good … Continue reading [LI] AI, recruiting & job seeking