Leveling the playing field is still possible
➔ You may be tired of hearing about how technology has changed the job seeking landscape. That’s not surprising, because it has and people can’t stop talking about it.
LinkedIn. Online jobs boards. ChatGPT generated resumes. Online interviews. Zoom calls and interviews. Online company research. Blah. Blah. Blah.
How does all this affect me?
In many ways job-search technology is great! The benefits and advantages are many. You can send your resume to dozens of companies in a single day with just a few clicks on your computer. You can be interviewed from literally 2,000 miles away – live and in person. But you know what? The more things change, the more they stay the same. Even with all the available technology, people still hire people. You can’t get away from that.
While machines may winnow the pool of available candidates, it still comes down to people. Even though your interview may take place via video chat from one coast to the other, that hiring manager is still going to hire you, not your computer or your image on a screen.
This is a good thing. Because, at the end of the day, you’re the one who needs and/or wants the job; you’re the one who is going to do the work; and, you’re the one who is going to make that hiring manager look good.
Just like the job itself, technology can make your task of looking for a job a lot easier, a lot quicker, and a lot more hassle free. Like on the job, technology can help you to work faster, smarter and more efficient - and economical. There are very good reasons why HR (Human Resources – emphasis on the “human”) is its own department and why IT (Information Technology) is its own department.
Good luck in your job search. We hope that the new year brings all that you seek.