Priyanka Jain: How to make applying for jobs less painful
Priyanka Jain heads up product for pymetrics, an NYC-based startup that uses neuroscience and AI to make hiring more diverse and effective. Full bio
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digital experiences of our time.
really isn't much better.
is broken on many fronts.
using various methods in the past year
from the employer.
it's not much better.
of starting their jobs.
than we have unemployed people,
that we have a problem.
is a single piece of paper: the résumé.
some useful pieces in it:
what they have the potential to do
the opportunity to do in the past.
where jobs are coming online
has done in the past,
to match people to the jobs of the future.
can be really helpful.
that algorithms have gotten pretty good
that same technology
that we're really well-suited for?
sounds a little bit scary,
of someone's future success in a job,
a multimeasure test.
really aren't anything new,
and writing reports.
about really what the traits are
them a good fit for a job?
to clap when the circle is red
after a red circle appears.
to be 100 percent sure.
even though you're not supposed to.
this isn't like a standardized test
and some people aren't.
the fit between your characteristics
good a certain job.
and you never clap on the green,
and high in restraint.
great students, great test-takers,
and sometimes clap on green,
you're more impulsive and creative,
salespeople often embody these traits.
go through neuroscience exercises
those top performers unique.
who might be best suited for that job.
there's a danger in this.
is not the most diverse
based on current top performers,
the biases that already exist?
an algorithm based on top performing CEOs
a white man named John than any woman.
of who's in those roles right now.
a really interesting opportunity.
that are more equitable
have ever been.
into production has been pretested
any gender or ethnicity.
that's being overfavored,
until that's no longer true.
a good fit for a job,
classism, sexism, ageism --
shouldn't just be used
or new favorite Justin Bieber song.
the power of technology
on what we should be doing
ABOUT THE SPEAKERPriyanka Jain - Technologist
Priyanka Jain heads up product for pymetrics, an NYC-based startup that uses neuroscience and AI to make hiring more diverse and effective.
Why you should listen
Passionate about using technology to create a fairer workplace and global economy, Priyanka Jain is a spokesperson for the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign, Chair of the Acumen Fund's Junior Council and on the Innovation Board for the XPrize Foundation. She received her B.S. from Stanford University, where she was President of Stanford Women in Business and one of 12 Mayfield Entrepreneurship Fellows. Her previous experience includes internships at IBM Watson, Shift Technologies, Canvas Ventures and the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. Outside of work, she loves playing tennis and eating anything covered in dark chocolate.
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