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Am I Being Screened by an AI?

ChatGPT is a versatile AI tool that can write short stories, generate marketing content, assist students with essay writing, and even write and debug computer programs. Unlike other AI tools that have more specialized functions, ChatGPT has the potential to play a more significant role in our daily lives. But how is AI being used in recruiting today?


There are three main applications of AI in recruiting:

1.Chatbots and AI Assistants

2. Recommendation Engines

3. Matching/Screening tools.


Chatbots and AI Assistants are typically found on the front-end of career sites, where they collect a candidate’s profile data, answer their questions, and help them schedule interviews. Recommendation engines evaluate a candidate’s profile data and suggest positions or career paths. Finally, Matching and Screening tools assess a candidate’s skills and experiences against the requirements of a position.


But should job candidates be concerned about being screened by AI? While the answer should be no, the reality is that AI screening tools can be misused. While AI has advanced in recent years, the cost of teaching an AI through supervised or reinforcement learning is still high. As a result, the AI is not yet advanced enough to truly screen candidates. Additionally, training an AI’s learning model can introduce biases that must be addressed. For these reasons, human recruiters stil


l need to make judgement calls on each job applicant. When human recruiters allow an AI to completely screen a candidate, then bias can happen.

To reduce the risk of getting denied by an AI screening tool, job candidates can take the following precautions.

1. Provide a comprehensive list of skills, job experiences and specialized certifications.

2. Remove your year of graduation from your resume and LinkedIn profile.

3. Exclude job experiences from early careers if you have many years of work experience.

4. Consider abbreviating a last name on your resume.

Skills, work experiences, and any specialized training are the key ingredients to a job candidate’s ability to have a quick impact in a new job. Make these the reasons why you should advance to an interview stage.


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