Chat Bots for Recruiting

Imagine applying for a job and having your initial interview by text – with a chat bot. It might sound impersonal, but wouldn’t it be better than sending your resume into the abyss, never to hear whether it got to the right person, much less why it did or didn’t look good to the employer?

Bots, automated interviewers, are starting to help employers “talk” to job applicants, sort through applications to find the most suitable candidates, and provide job hopefuls with guidance, answers and feedback. Here’s my SHRM Online story on the emerging technology.

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Not Necesssarily the News

I’ve been a reporter virtually all my adult life, and even a wee bit in childhood and adolescence. I like writing interesting stories that a broad audience will read, and so am very pleased to write for various news outlets.

As a freelancer now, however, my storytelling isn’t limited to news organizations. I have branched out to other types of clients and assignments that call on those same writing and editing abilities, the same attention to detail and professionalism that magazines, newspapers and wire services demand.

Nonprofit and corporate clients need good storytellers, too, and who couldn’t use a good editor or writing coach?

In addition to news assignments, I’ve also taken on the following projects lately:

• Employee Communications. I wrote feature stories for the in-house magazine of a major real estate company.

• Ghostwriting. I ghostwrote an article on a complex business topic for a CEO.

• Coaching. I have started work as a writing coach for MBA students at a prestigious business school.

I’ve also done some hybrid work, such as reporting news stories on certain business trends for the website of a major membership organization.

I’m available for case studies, white papers and content for select nonprofit or company blogs as well. If you’re looking for a strong, agile writing professional, please contact me and let’s talk about your project.

– Dinah Wisenberg Brin