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The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In The Future Of Job Search

Source | | Karsten Strauss

Finding a new job can be a job unto itself: perfecting a resume, scanning career websites, networking among friends and acquaintances—the dizzying amount of work can turn the excitement of a new career chapter into anxiety. Job searches of the future are going to be a completely different experience, with technology doing most of the heavy lifting.

Conversations with several figures in the field of job search and recruitment—representing behemoths in the industry and smaller players—revealed a job-hunt landscape that will look very different just a few years from now. Though their approaches to matching worker and employer may differ, all agreed that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning would streamline the complexity of matching work to talent and that the job search and recruiting experience of the future will involve more face time and less resume spamming.

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About 65% of people look for new jobs within 91 days of being hired at a job—which suggests matchmaking in the search for work may be less than perfect, says Raj Mukherjee, senior vice president of product for, the job search platform that operates in more than 50 countries and has about 200 million visitors to its site per month.

Those imperfections can only be fixed with data—and lots of it. The sheer amount of information on job skills, salaries and user tendencies makes matching people to positions simply impossible without using AI to crunch the numbers. “We’re generating roughly 25 terabytes of data every single day,” says Mukherjee, “and as we do that the data becomes the foundation of how we use AI and machine learning to improve the experience that job seekers get.”

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