Everything these days is becoming automated. Banking…ATM’s. Ordering food…there’s an app for that. But job interviews??? Surely not! Well, not so fast.
According to Brian Clapp from WorkInSports.com, the automated job interview is actually not only a thing, but evolving. The process of filling out an application form online through a third party provider to apply for a job is (unfortunately in my opinion) already common practice, however now it appears things are moving further in that direction with automated video interviews.
As Brian details, through the experiences of one job seeker, it’s a trend that he sees as disturbing and disappointing for an industry so reliant on personal connection with an audience.
Last week, I was given the opportunity to interview with a great company. Not only was it the perfect job to break into the sports industry, but it was a job for which I’d be a perfect fit.
I was extremely excited when I saw the email inviting me to interview, but the excitement slowly dissipated as I started setting up for what the company called a “digital interview.” Now, you read that title and you might think of webcams and speaking with someone through the internet.
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As noted above, I hate the way job applications are going. I’ve never had much success with the cookie-cutter online forms to apply for jobs, dating back to when I tried to get a job at Best Buy over the summer, only to be told I didn’t meet the minimum requirements by a web page. This despite holding a degree in Broadcast Media and Communications and years and years of consumer electronics experience and knowledge.
For ‘actual’ jobs, careers, this is even more disheartening as good, qualified applicants can be discounted by an algorithm rather than on merit.