[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

AI & the self-driving resume: 3. How AI might work for job seekers & recruiters

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

AI & the self-driving resume: 2. The resume & the market

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

AI & the self-driving resume: 1. The future of the job 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

[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?