You Don’t Need to Code to Schedule Interviews With A.I.

You Don’t Need to Code to Schedule Interviews With A.I.

One of the biggest bottlenecks in recruitment is interview scheduling. Whether it is the initial phone interview, meeting a hiring manager, or planning panel interviews, the nightmare of conflicting calendars and tight time frames is real. Quit playing cat and mouse with your candidates and try one of these four systems for scheduling automation.

You Don’t Need to Code to Assess Candidates With A.I.

You Don’t Need to Code to Assess Candidates With A.I.

The time has come to shift our focus from easy to cheat, non-scientific tests, to data-based, neurological assessments that eliminate biases and push the best candidates to the top (rather than screening out those that don’t fit). Let’s look at several solutions that take this approach.

You Don’t Need to Code to Interview With A.I.

You Don’t Need to Code to Interview With A.I.

Static templates and boilerplate interview questions often diminish the candidate experience. They’re not personalized, dynamic, and they certainly don’t empower candidates to envision themselves as the hero of your company. However, a few brave recruitment pioneers are piloting solutions that are dynamic, personalized, and engage candidates at first touch. They are chatbot innovators!

You Don’t Need to Code to Source With A.I.

You Don’t Need to Code to Source With A.I.

Are you intimidated by all this talk of digital transformation and artificial intelligence implementation? Do you feel like you don’t have the tech-savvy or coding knowledge to get started? In the world of recruiting, we’re often faced with too many requests and not enough time, because business moves at the speed of life. I’m here to tell you, thankfully, that you don’t need to know how to code to source candidates with A.I.

Future-Proof Your Career With 3 Steps

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Future-Proof Your Career With 3 Steps

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Our current educational system is cracking at the foundations. The standard model of sitting in a classroom for 7 hours a day, 9 months a year, for 13-19 years is slowly becoming less-relevant in the face of technological progress.

A recent study by Oxford University found that up to 47% of today's jobs will disappear in 25 years, thanks to increased computer efficiency and the advance of artificial intelligence capabilities.

Q: So how can an educational system designed to train you for a job that no longer exists be sustainable?

A: It isn't. But there are new options...

The "plug-ins" necessary to reboot our antiquated educational system are developing quickly and people are using them to future-proof their careers in 3 unique ways:

1) Getting started without many resources? Options are popping up!

Life isn't an RPG, and not everyone starts from the exact same fair origin point. If you didn't start life with a full-ride at your finger tips, there are rising institutions answering the call of those in need. To jump the skills gap, train, educate, and prepare workers for the jobs of tomorrow, companies like Year UpCollege for Social InnovationOperation HopeAmeriCorps, and Service Year Alliance have sprung up with the necessary resources to get workers back on their feet. Taking advantage of these resources may be your first step for re-tooling your technical skillsets and landing a job that will take your career to a new level of opportunity. 

2) Established career? Time to level up!

So you managed to make it through your undergraduate degree, great! But after college it was exceedingly difficult to find a job as a Latin Theater Studies major, so you settled for a job at local retailer, and worked up to middle management. But it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Now is the perfect time for your to join a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in an area of burgeoning growth, Machine Learning. Cognitive Class.AI, EdX, Coursera, Future Learn, iversity, Udemy, and Udacity are some of the top rated MOOC's that you can join today to get started on building a new career that will evolve with technology rather than being replaced by it. Once you complete a course, add it to your resume!

3) Already got skills? Get ready to work with machines & people!

In my previous posts on Ideation, Large-Scale Pattern Recognition, and Complex Communication, I outlined the top 3 skills necessary to keep pace in the evolving labor market. If there was one more I could add it would be Social Skills

Overall, social skills—such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others—will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment operation and control.
— World Economic Forum, 2016 Global Challenge Insight Report

Becoming familiar with programing software, hardware, data analytics, or managing these areas should be a primary goal for your next career move. It will help you land a sustainable job in a growing industry. However, without the proper leadership, teamwork, and collaborative skills necessary to nurture relationships, you may miss out on the one core factor necessary for the future of work; the human element

No one can be certain where the future will take us, but it is veering down a technological tunnel of wild turns and unpredictable outcomes that may disrupt the very fabric of our society. How to prepare for these challenges is a choice we all have to make.

I may not be able to predict the future, but I do know this: The longer you wait, the harder it is to change. 

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Want to learn about how machine learning is evolving to impact the future of your career? Find more at zacengler.com

Links to posts in this series & more:

1) Ideation

2) Large Frame Pattern Recognition

3) Complex Communication

4) Future-proofing Your Career

5) A.I. Stepping Into Life Series

Follow me on Twitter: @zacengler

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How Ideation Defeats A.I. & The Grind.

How Ideation Defeats A.I. & The Grind.

When was the last time one of your ideas that got shot down? Have you stopped presenting ideas all together because they never take root? When you don't feel safe presenting new ideas, you start to feel The Grind and it will wear you down. 

A.I. Terminated My Job. Now What Do I do?

A.I. Terminated My Job. Now What Do I do?

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Japan is home to Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance, a company that will be replacing 34 human workers with IBM's Watson Explorer. This version of Watson (an artificial intelligence system) is designed to support the insurance claims process at the firm (according to a recent Quartz article). 

Thanks to the 34 terminations, the move to Watson Explorer will save the company an estimated $1.1 million per year. Great for Fukoku, bad for the 34 people out of work. Now, most people mights say "Hey, layoffs happen. You'll find a better job elsewhere." Normally I would share this advice too, however this time the situation is a bit more dire. 

Typically when layoffs happen, you start your job search and in a few weeks/months you find a new gig. HOWEVER, what happens when all insurance firms use an A.I. to do your job? Guess what, your services are obsolete, and you need not apply... EVER!

Before you run to the nearest unemployment office though, take a second to finish this article. By analyzing you current skills, I believe you will be able to quickly adapt to your current situation, acquire new skills, and be placed in an even better position for work now and the future. How you might say? It starts with these four skills: 

  1. Ideation
  2. Large Frame Pattern Recognition
  3. Complex Communication
  4. Future-proofing Your Career

In the coming weeks I'll highlight each skill, why it's important, and how it'll be applied to the search for your next job. It won't be easy, it may not be fun, but the longer you wait, the more people will get ahead of you in the race with machines

Lastly, to shine a little bit of hope on a somewhat dark situation, I'd like to share the following video. We can either continue down the same path of "false scarcity" history has led us down thus far, or truly change our world to embrace the abundance that technology can bring to our front door (in a brown box of course). 

In my next post I'll tackle ideation, and how it too will be a crucial skill for the coming decade of machines learning. (click here to read the post)

Want to learn about how machine learning is evolving to impact the future of your career? Find more at zacengler.com

Links to posts in this series & more:

1) Ideation

2) Large Frame Pattern Recognition

3) Complex Communication

4) Future-proofing Your Career

5) A.I. Stepping Into Life Series

Follow Zac on Twitter: @zacengler