I’m not opposed to working with machines. Given the opportunity, I’ll generally choose the self-checkout at the grocery store and order from the kiosks at McDonald’s, but for a job interview, replacing the company representative with a computer screen or a bot is a disaster waiting to happen.
The Wall Street Journal described companies who are using one-sided interviews as a way “to streamline the hiring process to nab promising candidates before they can get away. For some, that has meant rethinking the tried-and-true phone interview, rolling out one-sided, automated exchanges in which applicants give recorded responses to a series of questions.”
I get the logic–if I’m interested in you as a candidate, I can set up an automated interview that you can do when you have time. We don’t have to coordinate schedules–and this is a huge benefit for someone that is currently employed.
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