How AI Could Effect Your Job Search! As you begin your job search, you may find recruiters contacting you on Linkedin and other social platforms, asking about your interest in jobs they are filling. Now that Artificial Intelligence is on the rise in job markets around the world, you may wonder how this automation is being applied in the recruiting market.
You may think AI and think of robots, or automated cars, but even social sites like Facebook and Twitter use AI algorithms to display content. While we aren’t to the place where AI is completely taking away jobs yet, new tools are being developed that can help recruiters find YOU… the perfect candidate.
Screening resumes and candidates can take hours and is definitely one of the most difficult parts of recruiting. According to ideal, 52% of talent acquisition leaders say the hardest part of recruitment is identifying the right candidates from a large applicant pool. Luckily, AI tools have come along to help make this process more efficient, leading to better long-term results.
One tool recruiters use is Mya, which automates communication during the recruitment phase. The software answers candidate questions regarding company policies, culture, benefits, and other FAQs. One perk is that the software makes these questions answerable 24/7 through text, social media, Skype, e-mail, and even browser chat. In the few instances where Mya cannot answer the question, the software contacts a recruiter, saving them countless hours fielding the same requests. This means you don’t have to worry about making a bad impression and can begin doing research on your potential company whenever you want.
AI is also improving the process of video interviewing with programs like Affectiva, which can help gauge candidate’s emotional intelligence through cues like facial expressions, speech rate, vocal tones, and even word choice! This is ideal for candidates who may be interviewing from far away, and you will still be able to make a wonderful impression.
But how will these technologies affect how you get hired? Recruiters will be able to be more productive in the areas of strategic hiring as opposed to reactively filling empty positions. They can use more of their time developing in-person relationships with top candidates, like you, and as more data is involved, they will be able to measure successful strategies and quality of hires from those services.
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