How many times do you see and hear these two letters of AI during your day?
Artificial intelligence is a global trend that affects all aspects of our lives; recruitment and jobs are no exception. Automated recruitment processes are the new norm. Recruiters depend on AI and data-focused systems to ensure hiring the perfect candidates and saving a lot of time and effort. They now rely on advanced data-driven software that makes the recruitment processes easier.
As a job-seeker, how this affects you? Well, the most significant effect is that if you're looking for a job, it urges you to improve your comprehension of how smart technology could affect you and your job search.
Bearing that in mind, we have picked up 7 facts about robot recruiting, AI, and job interviews that you should ultimately understand.
You may don’t know that, but you’ve already experienced AI in your job search
Due to being one of the latest technological trends in the human resources field, hundreds of big businesses are now using AI to browse job boards, scan resumes, schedule interviews, and communicate with applicants. ADNOC, Etisalat, and Majid Al Futtaim groups are just some of the major companies that depend on AI to find and screen job seekers for their vacancies.
So, if you were a passive candidate or got shortlisted for a position one day, there's a robot that you should thank. You may also have had conversations with robot recruiters like Olivia, Arya, or Mya without even realizing that you're talking with a robot, not a human.
Your next job interviewer may be a robot
While smart software has been used primarily to automate hiring, there have been many AI and job interview innovations. Innovations such as Vera, a lifelike Russian robot with outstanding communication skills, indicate that the next time you participate in a tele interview or video interview, the 'recruiter' on the other side of the line or screen may be a robot. So, prepare yourself to deal with an artificial being who sends no or strange feedback during the interview.
AI analyzes all the recruitment process, not only the resume
You will be automatically screened with tools that can assess 15 000 different features, including subtle dimensions like micro-facial gestures, blinking frequency, and enthusiasm to determine how well you'll perform your job.
One of these tools is HireVue, which uses highly complicated algorithms to scan video interviews to know more about what you're saying.
So, while preparing your answers, these tools will also measure various actions that are somewhat out of your control. Moreover, there's a high chance the bots would pick this up whether you're lying or faking confidence.
Ironically, AI aimed to make the hiring process more human
If you are worried that the use of robotics will make it a hard and unsatisfying activity to search for a job, you will be glad to know that AI can enhance the experience of the applicant significantly.
For example, in the past, your emails and questions vanish in the hole of the recruiter's thousands-inbox mail, but now there's always a bot that is ready to engage with you 24/7.
Also, as robots accomplish a lot of the hard work for recruiters, it allows them to invest additional time developing productive candidate relationships. Another significant advantage of this movement is that it will make recruiting even more balanced and diverse by mitigating the impact of human discrimination.
Getting your dream job isn’t easier
You may think that impressing a computer will be more comfortable than a human, but that's not truly the case. These robots are brilliant tech with a comprehensive understanding of what employers are seeking. Thanks to artificial intelligence, as data is obtained, AI software's capabilities increase significantly, so it only gets smarter with time.
So, don't assume that getting a job will be easier because you're dealing with a machine. Keep consistent in updating your resume, using keywords, forming a firm summary, and highlighting your accomplishments.
You can’t fool the robots only because they’re not human
Don't stuff the keywords by repeating the word too often inappropriately (e.g., sales, sales, sale). Also, don't follow the "hidden" keyword technique by inserting the keywords in a white font because if the system passes it, the recruiter will see all these cheats when reviewing the resume. It will be proof that you are dishonest.
The final word goes for “Human Recruiter.”
The advent of these latest technologies in the human resources field doesn't mean that you'll never sit in face-to-face interviews with a human recruiter. The final word regarding the evaluation of selected candidates and other recruitment processes go to the recruiter. AI systems are also concerned with narrowing the large talent pools and making the initial selection, so get ready to impress and convince the real human.
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