X Moves in on LinkedIn’s Turf

X, formerly known as Twitter, is to collect users’ biometric data which includes education and job history. In its quest to become the ‘everything’ app, moving in on LinkedIn’s turf is the first step. And it’s
going to make it so much more than just a first contact point between prospect and employer. Both parties will now to be privy to as much information about each other as they would only after a second interview. As a tool to diminish errors of judgement on all sides, recruitment may not get better than this new innovation from X.

Yes, but…

I know, I know. This is just another evil plot hatched by Mr. Musk on his mission the all-powerful Elon the Unpredictable. Stealing enough information about people that you now own them, etc. etc. I agree he’s made it pretty easy for people to doubt his motives and/or sanity at times. Heaven knows, we’ve had a go at him a few times on this website. But we’ve also recognized him as the type of visionary we need right now. He gets things done. Well, maybe not the Cybertruck. But most things, are we agreed? The fact that his baby, X, is moving in on LinkedIn’s turf and taking it to a more evolved ecosystem is fantastic. Funny and not funny how, at a time when everyone is terrified of losing their jobs to AI, XHiring will be taking more jobs away from the recruitment industry itself.

According to Bloomberg, the policy reads, in part:
“We may collect and use your personal information (such as your employment history, educational history, employment preferences, skills and abilities, job search activity and engagement, and so on) to recommend potential jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job, to enable employers to find potential candidates, and to show you more relevant advertising.”

I’m not at the beginning of my career. But if I were, I think I’d put my prejudices behind me and get onto XHiring like, now.

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