April 12, 2013

You Use Open Source Tools? The Robot Recruiters Know It -- and Like It

As we've reported, the risee of the cloud and Big Data tools is also giving rise to a need for expertise in using these tools. Jobs for people with Linux and Big Data skills are readily available around the world.

In an interesting spin on this trend, though, there are also some signs emerging that Big Data analysis tools could even match skilled workers up with their ideal jobs in ways that human recruiters can't. And, these tools may put special emphasis on how savvy job seekers are with open source technology and general computing knowledge.

The Economist provides an interesting report on "Robot Recruiters," and it even suggests that companies that remotely detect or ask about whether you're using the open source browser of your choice instead of the browser that came with your computer could do better at hiring the right employees:



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