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How Big Data is Replacing the Job Interview

Recruiting has always been seen as an art. Employers and recruiters spend hours writing job descriptions, scouring over resumes and conducting interviews to try to judge which candidate will be the best fit for a position. Many of the factors these businesses use to judge candidates are imperfect at best and completely misleading in some cases.

ImageRecruiting has always been seen as an art. Employers and recruiters spend hours writing job descriptions, scouring over resumes and conducting interviews to try to judge which candidate will be the best fit for a position. Many of the factors these businesses use to judge candidates are imperfect at best and completely misleading in some cases.

Some businesses rely heavily on a student’s GPA or the prestige of the college they attended to select entry level employees, but many of these employees don’t turn out right for the job because they need instructions for every step that they take or don’t work well with others.

Now, recruiters are turning to new analytical techniques using big data services to help them develop better criteria and better evaluation tools to truly find the best person for the job.

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Arvind Lakshminarayanan

Arvind is the editor-in-chief of Big Data Made Simple. He is also a content specialist at Crayon Data.

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