The future of job search: What we need to know

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Technology is the catapult to big changes across industries, and that is no different for the world of recruitment.

The future of job search is changing for jobseekers and employers. Here are three of the big changes coming our way.

Jobrapido Smart Intuition

Using job search platforms to find jobs nearby is by no means new, but the process behind the scenes to bring us results is changing. Jobrapido is one site that has made it easier to find the jobs that are relevant to you without having to complete multiple searches. 

It is usual for a jobseeker to use multiple search terms when using these sites to find all of the jobs that would be relevant to them. For example, they may use the terms ‘administrator’ ‘office assistant’ or ‘receptionist’ – all jobs that have a crossover in skillset. However, this can be time-consuming and Jobrapido is now using AI and smart tech to mean one search will be enough.

If you were to search for specific jobs in Glasgow using Jobrapido, they will provide you with all relevant jobs that require those same skills – from office workers to receptionists – within the Scottish city. Thus, saving jobseekers time and making what can be a stressful process more convenient. 

AI in the Hiring Process 

The number of applications for a single job can be so high that it is impossible for employers to meticulously read every application. Hitachi in the north east of England received 14,000 job applications during their expansion. This is why some job search platforms include a short questionnaire to filter out some applicants based on years of experience and qualifications.

These types of questionnaires may not be needed anymore with AI poised to be able to read CVs and covering letters for businesses and do all the work for the bosses. However, the involvement of AI in the recruitment process does not end there. Some companies can even use AI to conduct telephone interviews to narrow down the hiring process even further.

Digital Footprints and Personal Branding

It is mostly companies themselves that have to create a brand to sell to consumers or an employer brand to attract new workers. This may be about to change and some professionals may also need their own brand to get hired.

Consider those in the creative fields who need a portfolio of work to show potential employees. Digital marketers, web designers, copywriters and illustrators suddenly need a place to showcase their work, and to some extent their own personal brand or style. This may result in a website with online CVs, samples of work and maybe even Q&A videos with the individual. Move aside CVs, personal and digital branding is coming. 

Make It Count…

It appears that there are changes to the job hunting process from the first step of promoting yourself within the hiring process itself. These changes can be used to improve your chances of being noticed in a crowded job market.