This year's Earth Day (22 April 2017) has as its theme "Environmental & Climate Literacy." In that spirit, I'd like to suggest that environmental and climate literacy require attention to the impact of industrial scale burning of forests, and the question of whether it makes sense as an investment in reducing carbon emissions. Yesterday there were articles in … Continue reading Earth Day 2017: Let’s stop industrial-scale burning of wood for energy
This is the third of 3 posts on “AI & the self-driving resume” The previous two posts1 have looked at the current state of the job market and why applications of artificial intelligence (AI) could make it function better for job seekers and recruiters. They have also mentioned aspects of how AI in this context … Continue reading AI & the self-driving resume: 3. How AI might work for job seekers & recruiters
This is the second of 3 posts on "AI & the self-driving resume" In a sense, the job market is really a market in resumes, even though a real person - someone seeking a job, a potential employee - is behind each one. Resumes stock databases, they are digitally searched, they may be passed around … Continue reading AI & the self-driving resume: 2. The resume & the market
This is the first of 3 posts on "AI & the self-driving resume" There's lots of speculation these days about how robots and artificial intelligence (AI)* might further transform the way we work or drive a new industrial age - along the way maybe even taking our jobs - but not so much on how such … Continue reading AI & the self-driving resume: 1. The future of the job market
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
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
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?