For some job seekers, AI-powered "resume spammers" are a good fit

Mar 28, 2024
These bots send out job applications in high volume for a fee. Reporter Aki Ito at Business Insider tried a few and reported the results.
"When I first started hearing about these services, I thought it was crazy," says Aki Ito, reporter at Business Insider. But based on what she learned, she'd consider using one in the future, she says.
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ChatGPT makes job applications a breeze — that's the challenge

Nov 28, 2023
The AI chatbot makes it easy to send out multitudes of resumes. The tsunami makes it hard for employers to sort through candidates.
ChatGPT can help people apply to multitudes of jobs by tailoring resumes to meet the requirements of each role.
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A veteran navigates life amid job loss and high inflation

Sep 13, 2022
After being laid off, marketing professional Collin Cook has been pitching himself as a "Swiss Army knife." He's had mixed results.
"You literally go through the five stages of grief" after being laid off, said Collin Cook, who's had trouble finding the right job as a generalist in the marketing field.
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New research shows racial discrimination in hiring is still happening at the earliest stages

Evan Rose, co-author and Saieh Family Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, discusses how discrimination based on job applicant name is still pervasive
Job application forms await applicants for hospitality employment during a Zislis Group job fair at The Brew Hall on June 23, 2021 in Torrance, California.
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What's the best way to find a job? We ask a manager

Sep 15, 2017
Tip: Hand delivering a resume is not OK.
How do you stand out from the crowd when you're applying for a job? Gimmicks don't work, Green says. A solid resume and compelling cover letter do.
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Koch Industries 'Bans the Box'

Apr 28, 2015
Charles Koch's company won't ask applicants if they've been convicted of a crime.

Why don't employers make it easier to apply for a job?

Oct 17, 2014
Why don't employers make it easier to apply for a job?

For public good, not for profit.

The delicate art of rejecting a job candidate

Jul 9, 2013
Why some companies are trying to close the door on job candidates a little more politely.

The Purple Squirrel: Is the hiring process broken?

Jun 8, 2012
Author Peter Cappelli discusses the pitfalls of the online-based job application process and how it is preventing employers from capturing the elusive "purple squirrel."
Face-to-face interactions are becoming increasingly rare as more employers rely on computers to screen potential employees.
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Job applicants asked for social media logins and passwords

Mar 20, 2012
The Associated Press has found that some applicants have been asked to hand over their Facebook passwords and login information during interviews.