Searching for a new job? These 3 chatbots may help you find one
Building a chatbot has become a trend to many businesses to develop a personalized layer of communication. Companies like Sapho or Unit4 have already started building chatbots, but they are meant for the business purposes. What about those people who actually need a job? Some young startups have come up with bots that are aimed to help you find your next job, as well as create a new one for you.
If you’re a skilled worker, Yodas will help you to find your next job. Currently operating in closed beta, the bot has around 1,000 software engineers as users. Casual job seekers, such as people currently having jobs but craving to weigh their options are the target of this bot. After asking a series of questions, Yodas brings back job listings, as well as open-source history, talent rankings and publicly available funding information.
“We see an underserved market for job seekers whose intent is not that high,” said Yodas chief executive Nir Dremer.
Albeit Yodas works solely with the software engineers now, it wants to extend its service to expert workers in other industries.
Dremer imagines one day Yodas will become a trusted advisor to many workers, susceptible enough to tell them whether they should keep their current job or consider switching somewhere else with the job security, salary, and the company culture of your desire.
Earlier this year, Yodas received $1.9 million in pre-seed funding. The company is currently testing a feature that lets you have an anonymous chat with the company insider if you’re interested in a job at that company.
Esther Crawford started to build a resume bot, a chatbot that has a conversation with the company managers on her behalf after she lost her job earlier this year. Dubbed as Estherbot, this chatbot went live this April with slight experience and a template from the Smooch bot platform. The process is documented in her Medium post.
Since the launching, this chatbot has brought Crawford three job offers, eight interviews and copied dozens of times.
Well, Crawford isn’t accepting any of the job offers. Instead, she is going to build a startup to help people make their own resume bots. She was accepted into Botcamp, a 10-week startup accelerator at Betaworks in New York last week.
Chatting with EstherBot isn’t a sequential list of Crawford’s previous work experience. You will start by having a choice to learn about Esther, how to make your own resume bot, or random facts about her that will let you know that she is the coordinator of a Burning Man camp, volunteered in an Iraqi refugee camp, hitchhiked through Syria and a former YouTube success.
Unlike EstherBot and Yodas, Tara doesn’t help you to find your next job. Rather, it helps you to create one. It also helps to grow a startup.
Talent Acquisition and Recruiting Automation, shortly known as Tara automates project management and hiring constructors. 45 developers have been hired to finish 60 projects for 50 companies since its formation last year. This bot has simplified the creation of websites, virtual reality apps, logos, as well as the name of one company. Its work is mainly related to software.
Almost half of the companies that used Tara were early-stage companies situated in San Francisco, New York, Dubai, and London.
Iba Masood, chief executive of Tara is firm that it’s not a chatbot company. Instead, she wants to describe it as a machine learning company that uses a char user interface.
Pre-screening algorithm investigates applicant’s GitHub activity to measure the complexity of the code, languages used, and other factors as a part of quality assurance in order to determine that engineer’s skill level. To build project codes, historic average project completion time and pay rate are used.
In the future, Tara is hoping to tackle large projects for governments or other industries.
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