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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Helps Graduates Pick the Right Career

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:22 am | Author: Chris Davies

Choosing the ideal graduate career or first graduate job just got easier – thanks to AI.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising recruitment and job search. For a graduate fresh out of university, choosing a career or finding your first job may seem like tough challenges. That’s why you should do all you can to understand exactly how AI works and why it was introduced into the job recruitment process.

Sometimes, choosing the right job can be a very tricky decision to make. You’ll have to consider your interests, skills, experience, talent, strengths, weaknesses, hobbies, etc., and you might even ask people around you to help you figure out what you’re really good at. The process often seems like an endless cycle.

But what if a computer system can help you do all of that with speed and accuracy while you sit back and relax. You’ll know the precise job and role that matches your skills and personality so your career can take off swiftly. Some job search boards are already using Artificial Intelligence to help graduates find the most suitable job for them.

What exactly is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence are computer systems designed to do tasks that normally require human intelligence and that include visual perception, language translation, decision-making, speech recognition etc.

Several companies across the world are already using Artificial Intelligence powered recruiting software. This is because it’s easier for AI to sort through applicants’ CVs and select the most suitable candidates for job roles, interview them (sometimes via video calls) and eventually select the most suitable candidate for the job.

How artificial intelligence can simplify your job search

Since AI makes it possible to match people with positions, what can you do to make it easier for an Artificial Intelligence program to find you easily?

Start with your CV. Make sure your CV contains common terminologies used in the job roles and responsibilities you’re applying for. If there are common terms used in the industry, make sure such terms are in your CV too. To increase your chances of being picked out, you should consider having different CVs for different job positions.

Artificial intelligence can elicit information from CVs for recruiters via natural language processing, which involves extracting predetermined phrases and words from texts using computer programs. If the AI program can find your CV, you’ll be shortlisted for the job.

With AI, the open job window is no longer as wide as it once was. Recruiters can find talent faster and even hire them quicker than ever. For a graduate, this is a huge opportunity to apply for as many jobs as possible on several job boards and be hired within a short period of time.

You no longer have to wait for ages to get a reply or phone call or even do odd jobs to keep yourself busy while waiting for a recruiter to call or email you. Artificial intelligence has simplified the hiring process for recruiters making it easier for applicants and recruiters to meet.

Bottom line

Artificial Intelligence was never designed to make the job search process more difficult for graduates. Rather, it was introduced to simplify the recruitment process and make it faster.  For graduates, this opens up doors of opportunities not challenges. With the help of job boards and AI, graduates can now find the right jobs faster than ever and with the right pay cheque.

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