Generative AI is clogging up recruiters' inboxes. Recruiters tell WIRED that they receive thousands of applications for some jobs, often from unsuitable candidates. Many use AI tools to create cover letters and resumes, and apply en masse. Recruiters suspect that some candidates are even using AI to complete tasks in the selection process. This frustrates recruiters, who spend a lot of time sifting through applications. Job platforms such as LinkedIn and Indeed are themselves integrating generative AI to assist recruiters by suggesting suitable candidates or writing messages. However, many recruiters are still skeptical and fear bias from AI systems. As a result, some focus on human interaction and analog approaches in the selection process, believing that the technology is not yet fully developed.

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Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers.
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