In South Korea, students pay for classes in everything from K-pop auditions to real estate deals. Now, top Korean firms are rolling out artificial intelligence in hiring - and jobseekers want to learn how to beat the bots and get a job.
Many major South Korean conglomerates like SK Innovation and Hyundai Engineering & Construction use AI in hiring. Although the need seems to be tiny in the country’s multi-billion dollar cram school industry, classes for AI hiring are growing fast. Careers consultant Park Seong-jung is now offering a three-hour package for up to 100,000 won in handling recruitment screening by computers, not people.
許多南韓大企業如SK Innovation及現代建設都使用人工智慧招募。在全韓國幾十億的補習班市場中，雖然目前人工智慧面試課的需求感覺上很少，但這類課程正在快速成長。職涯顧問Park Seong-jung就提供三小時的課程，學費約10萬韓圜(約台幣2,462元)，他教的是如何面對「電腦」的面試，而非真人面試官。
Preparing for such tests doesn’t necessarily involve simply memorizing answers. “Don’t force a smile with your lips,” Park Seong-jung told students looking for work in a recent session, one of many he said he has conducted for hundreds of people. “Smile with your eyes.”
準備這樣的面試不需要背答案。職涯顧問Park Seong-jung在近期的課堂中對找工作的學生說：「不必擠出笑容，要用眼睛微笑。」Park Seong-jung說他已經為幾百人提供這樣的課程。
According to Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI), nearly a quarter of the top 131 corporations in the country currently use or plan to use AI in hiring.
韓國經濟研究所(Korea Economic Research Institute，KERI)指出，韓國國內前131大公司中有將近四分之一使用，或計劃使用人工智慧招募。
One AI video system reviewed by Reuters asks candidates to introduce themselves, during which it spots and counts facial expressions including ‘fear’ and ‘joy’ and analyses word choices. It then asks questions that can be tough: “You are on a business trip with your boss and you spot him using the company (credit) card to buy himself a gift. What will you say?”
AI hiring also uses ‘gamification’ to gauge a candidate’s personality and adaptability by putting them through a sequence of tests.
Kim Seok-wu, a 22-year-old senior at a top university, recently failed to get beyond an AI interview for a management position at a retail company. “I think I will feel hopeless if all companies go AI for hiring,” Kim said. “The AI interview is too new, so job applicants don’t know what to prepare for and any preparations seem meaningless since the AI will read our faces if we make something up.”