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Finding a job used to start with submitting your résumé to a million listings and never hearing back from most of them. But more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidates. If AI is the future of hiring, what does that mean for you?

How to make applying for jobs less painful | The Way We Work, a TED series

How to make applying for jobs less painful | The Way We Work, a TED series

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Applying for jobs online

We have more open jobs more than unemployed people, what does that say about our hiring process?

Studies show that 75% of those who've applied online don't hear back from the employer, and it isn't much different on the company level because about 46% of employees either get fired or quit w...

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The resume is a piece of paper that describes our skills, roles we've had, languages we speak, but what it misses is that it doesn't show the potential that we might not have had the opportunity to do so in the past.

With such a quickly changing economy, our resumes stay ta...

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Putting our trust into an algorithm in order to land us a job is pretty scary to think about but there is one thing that has been shown to be really predictive of someone's future success in a job, and it's called the multi-measure test.

This test is 

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If we're building algorithms based on top performers, how can we make sure that we're not just perpetuating the biases that already exist?

The thing with technology is that it poses the opportunity of being able to create algorithms that are more equitable and more fair.  

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PRIYANKA JAIN

When we focus on the inherent characteristics that can make somebody fit for the job we can transcend racism, classism, sexism, ageism, and even good school-ism.

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