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The Twitter Interview For Your Next Job

by | 19th, November 2013

HMM, given the way that I eff and blind on Twitter this isn’t going to be good news for me next time I go out to look for a job :

Employers could use new personality profiling software on jobseekers’ tweets to see if they are right for a role.

IBM developers believe they can successfully assess a person’s psychological traits by analysing the 140 characters they use on Twitter.

The software scans the most recent tweets, be it hundreds or thousands, to develop a personality profile.

Perhaps I shouldn’t worry too much. Beyond the very obvious indeed (“We feel that his repeated call for all politicians to be executed shows a certain psycopathy”) such personality profiles tell us almost nothing at all about the character of a person. For the simple reason that if you

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