Artificial Intelligence Being Used to Practice for Job Interviews
A.I. in HR is a dangerous trend that could change hiring and interviews forever.
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I’m on semi-summer mode, so you might have less content from me compared to my usual torrid pace. Also shorter pieces that make you stop for a second instead of my usual deep dives. Anyways, some news that I’ve been grabbling with is the following:
I find A.I. being introduced into HR and hiring practices especially dystopian in recent years. AI-powered interview software claims to help employers sift through applications to find the best people for the job. A.I. being used even in interviews is now no longer a rare exception.
So now A.I. is also being used to help us prepare for job interviews at big Tech companies. Reported on widely in the end of May, 2022 Google has launched a new tool designed to help people prepare for job interviews.
The system, called Interview Warmup, is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) methods. The tool creates interview test questions related to several major technology fields. These include information technology (IT) and support, project management, data analytics and online sales and marketing.
It’s kind of scary really: But to work at Google or Meta, you might want to be trained by their bots. See the video here.
No human interviewer? No problem, let A.I. train you to deal with other A.I that judges you. Google wants to help you succeed in interviews. Its new tool, though, makes me wonder how interviews are conducted these days. I’m not exactly up to HR practices these days, but I’ve seen enough in A.I. at the intersection of human resources to know what’s coming, and it’s automation.
A.I. can be used in the interview process in any number of ways. Some companies use third-party software that hosts the video software that uses facial analysis technology to screen candidates. How do you prepare for the era of A.I. screening tools? It’s pretty grim.
It has to be said though in 2022, AI has increasingly been used in recruitment. Yet let’s not get ahead of ourselves, to date, though, it has mainly served companies during their selection process, not the potential new hires.
Still to be evaluated and assessed by an algorithm that uses people’s facial expressions, intonation and word choice to evaluate whether YOU are right for the role, just feels a bit off or wrong.
Candidates are often asked to complete video interviews or online tests without any awareness that an algorithm will be the first assessor of their application. There’s sometimes (often) not even full disclosure, just as resumes need to be written for algos not humans for a human to even see it! A.I. in the next two decades is likely to completely disrupt the hiring process, including various interview stages.
Frankly it won’t be long before Google creates an AI to perform interviews, if not Microsoft. Anyways let’s get to the meat of the topic of the article.
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A.I. Buddy to Help do Mock Interviews
Google’s looking to help job candidates maximize their career opportunities via a new, machine-learning powered tool that enables people to undertake mock job interview questions, with a view to improving their interview performance for the real life application process. That doesn’t sound so bad!
Google is actually on our side! What could possibly go wrong. BigTech helping you train for specific things is the biggest new thing in career onboarding. Why not go to the source? Microsoft’s LinkedIn Learning comes to mind, if the content were appealing and actually felt professional grade. Andrew Ng’s Coursera still feels a bit closer to reality.
Google has launched Interview Warmup, a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to help people prepare for job interviews.
Part of the Grow with Google and Career Certification initiatives, it asks common interview questions and transcribes answers in real-time.
Google’s team has developed a new system that enables users to speak to an automated interviewer, then review their answers to improve their interview performance.
As explained by Google:
“Interviewing in a new field can be hard, especially if you don’t have access to friends, family or mentors in the field who can help you practice and prepare. That’s why we’ve been collaborating with job seekers to start building a new tool called Interview Warmup that lets you practice answering questions selected by industry experts, and uses machine learning to transcribe your answers and help you discover ways to improve.”
Wow I think I’m hearing Sundar Pichai’s voice in my head. It turns out it’s nearly as creepy as hearing Mark Zuckerberg’s voice in my head when I read Meta’s PR and blogs.
How do you feel about A.I. being implicated in HR, interviews, hiring and even preparing for an interview?
The process, which you can try out yourself here, includes a range of questions that are related to roles stemming from the Google Career Certificates program, but Google says that anyone can go through the exercise, with a lot of general interview questions also included in the mix.
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