SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — As more companies are introducing artificial intelligence (AI) programs to process job applications including interviews, many job seekers are finding the process uncomfortable.
Local online job portal Saramin conducted a survey of 1,458 job seekers, 60.2 percent of whom said they feel ‘uncomfortable’ by the introduction of AI programs.
As for the reason, 56.1 percent said they don’t have enough information about the AI programs, 50.3 percent said they don’t know what to prepare for, and 39.8 percent said the assessment standard was unclear.
In contrast, job seekers who support the AI programs said the programs are more equitable since they are less prone to stereotypes (43.5 percent), and the job seekers don’t have to face the anxiety of having to meet directly with interviewers (42.9 percent).
Only 10.6 percent, however, turned out to be preparing for AI job applications. They were mostly preparing for the interviews (42.2 percent) or interview/statement of purpose (39.6 percent).
As for the interviews, 56.3 percent were taking preparatory tests for AI interviews, and 42.9 percent were practicing logical verbal expressions.
Among the job seekers preparing for AI job applications, 40.9 percent said they have to spend more money for preparation, while 39.6 percent said they need to spend more time to prepare.
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