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A Startup That Scores Job Seekers, Whether They Know It or Not

• Technologyreview.com
 

Winning over recruiters and potential bosses can be hard enough. Now there’s something else job seekers have to woo: an algorithm.

A San Francisco startup called Gild has created a program that evaluates and scores software developers on the work they have publicly released. Tech recruiters can use this “Gild score” to see through the top-tier degrees, vague descriptions of skill sets, or polished testimonials of well-connected programmers whose coding skills may be below par. Less-obvious candidates, such as a junior in college who has been building great apps since she was 16, might rise into view instead.

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