How AI Recruitment Can Make Your Career In 2022

July 13, 2022 • Andrey Ilskiy

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AI recruitment platforms have helped to personalize, target, and broaden the options of graduate career-seekers. This is in part because AI hiring tools have undergone tremendous development progress in recent years, and continue to grow smarter with every passing year. In 2022, AI recruitment technology is the smartest and most accessible it has ever been. But can it help you? And which platform is the best one to help you put your first step on the ladder? In this article, Everytalent will guide you through all of this. By the end of this quick read, you will know how to get started, and use AI software to your advantage.

When Jobseeking, Stay Aware of Recruiter AI

ai in job seekingThat said, as a job seeker, you should bear your prospective employer’s use of AI recruitment tools in mind too. Particularly when you are submitting applications. Many recruiters use AI-powered automation for the talent acquisition process. It cuts down on time spent sifting through CVs and portfolios and gets straight to the candidates who have used the right terms in their application – the terms and buzz words that the recruiter wants to see. 

Say you are applying for a job as a programmer. It’s an industry with specific needs like any other, and employers have those needs. Therefore they are going to be looking for key terms like “software development,” “SQL server,” “XML” and other terms that are relevant to the position as a whole. They are likely (65% likely, based on Tidio’s report), to use recruiting AI tools to determine candidate experience. These tools scan through the resumes to find the top talent, which is determined by which resume has the highest percentage of keywords. The ones with the lowest percentage are unlikely to be considered. Yes, this takes the human touch out of it. And there are solid arguments about why this isn’t the best outcome for the candidates, but it is the way that talent acquisition is done in many jobs, and needs to be accounted for when you apply for jobs. In order to stand the best chance of getting shortlisted, you need to find authentic ways to include these terms when applying, but without being false.

When we talk about AI in recruiting, we mean so in regard to applicants: a ground floor candidate looking for a way to break into their industry. As AI in recruitment becomes more comprehensive, and career options get broader, let’s take a look at the key benefits of being aware of AI-based recruitment.

Benefits of AI Recruitment

algorithms1: The Use of Algorithms

We can debate in-depth about the intricate quality of algorithms, but regardless of which side of the fence you stand on in this matter, one thing that we can agree on is that algorithms are getting smarter. Generally, algorithms process input and then use a combination of maths and logistics in order to provide the result – the output. Differently, an Artificial Intelligence Algorithm is designed to become more accurate at predicting outcomes, but without being programmed to do so. In short, it uses both inputs and outputs at the same time to learn the data, and from that, to come up with outputs when provided with new inputs. It’s called Machine Learning and has created a paradigm where the data that we give the AI to work with affects the results they find for us, and this is essentially the job of an AI recruiter. To provide you with new information based upon your positive response to previous information. That’s a recent update, but it gets more intelligent with time and is supposed to help recruiters as well as candidates. Supposedly, similar artificial intelligence recruiting methods are used to filter out 72% of resumes based on experiential criteria. The latter is determined by the use of key terms This means that almost three-quarters of resumes are never seen by human eyes. That is why you should refer to the paragraph above when applying for positions.

2: Personalization

There is a reason why people prefer tailor-made suits to the ones on the rack. Because they are crafted to their figure. It is the same with an AI recruiter – each job that they suggest to you is done so with your skills, aspirations, and goals in mind. Okay, maybe it’s not as fine-tuned as that. Yet. But it’s along those lines. Going back to machine learning, there are ways that you can make your personal algorithm smarter – but engaging with the platforms. A good example of this is the system on job-finding platforms such as Indeed and Upwork. On Indeed, you can sift through each result and either ‘Save’ them or indicate that you are ‘Not Interested’. Doing so tells the algorithm whether that result is a positive one or a negative one, and will become smarter from that. 

3: Worldwide Networking

Networking is invaluable. It breaks the ice between you and the industry you want to work in and gives you a confidence boost. Doing it effectively is something of ability, and so it’s good to get the practice in. So, how about a service that gives you access to networking opportunities?

4: Accessible & Free

Many of the AI-powered recruitment platforms out there provide accessible and free job-finding services, all from the comfort of your home. So, you’re in luck. No matter where you are in the world, you can build your career from the ground up.

What To Look For In An Online Recruitment Platform

1: Comprehensive Assessment Tools

Look for a software system that has comprehensive assessment points. This can be as simple as a questionnaire or as complex as an aptitude and competency test. Either way, while they are time-consuming at first, they are practical once you get a good score. Every time you apply for a job, the recruiter will see where your strengths lie. When you stand out from your peers with high scores in the areas that are essential to your employers, this ups your chances of being interviewed.

The other component to watch out for is whether you get a detailed analysis of your test results. It’s good to see where your vulnerabilities lie so that you can overcome them.

2: Learning Tools

Proving your skills is one thing, but the ability to build on them is even better. You have to find gaps in your skills and look at ways that you can fill them. Make sure the service you pick is one that will recommend courses, and jobs, and provide you with development options. 

Learning tools should also help you to take extra courses so that you can become an even greater match for your employer. This is one of the most exciting parts of advancing from education – finding new ways to learn and explore a diverse range of options. Because getting the ideal job is a multifaceted journey, and one you shouldn’t rush.

What’s more, it’s good practice. Because the journey doesn’t end with a job. Years down the line, you may still find gaps in your experience.

3: Networking Opportunities

Making connections with your industry is more helpful than any data. An AI recruiter should give you the option to do this by alerting you to relevant career fairs, both virtual and in-person. Virtual forms are particularly useful because you can attend them frequently and without cost.

4: Building A Profile

Also, look for a platform where you can create a profile. This is a superior system to many job-finding services because it allows you to create an HQ for yourself, where you can showcase your skills and testimonials. That way, you can get work experience reviews, and show off your accolades. If you don’t have many, then you can build them. All of these endeavors will move you towards an exciting job.

5: Specific Niche Focus

In 2022, there are numerous services out there. There is a reason why more are coming up too. Because of the specific needs of industries. Make sure you find a platform that is built for your niche. Doing so will cut the time down searching through irrelevant positions, and will connect you with industry influencers, and give you experience in networking and collaborating with the right people. Or at least, looking at the jobs that are right for you.

The Verdict

verdictIn conclusion, the right AI platform can show you viable career-starting options, as well as tips on how to make your portfolio even more impressive, and even find ways for you to connect with industry professionals. The trick is to use the service right – this comes down to the human touch. Because the AI might give you solid suggestions, but you pick your own path. 

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