Headstart App matches up to blue-chip firms

Graduate job matching solution Headstart App is currently being trialled by blue-chip organisations. The app, created by Nicholas Shekerdemian, an undergraduate at Oxford University, integrates with existing corporate recruitment systems and aims to ensure accurate, non-discriminatory job matching. The app’s applicant matching system creates a detailed ‘fingerprint’ for every applicant using neural networks and deep learning. This ‘fingerprint’ considers personality, interests, skills and demographic background, as well as traditional criteria such as qualifications and experience. This enables students to apply for multiple jobs as themselves – via just one, highly personalised application – rather than applying as an artificial representation of what they think a company is looking for multiple times over. Headstart App’s machine learning algorithms work to match applicants with the best ‘fit’ internships and entry-level jobs, pulling…


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