For some reason, LinkedIn sends me its recommended jobs via e-mail a few times a week. And each time it is a sure miss compared to what I have described on my LinkedIn profile. The last e-mail I received took some wild guesses:

For sure, here are several interesting companies, but it is closer to a random draw of jobs than something that would help if I actually was looking for a job. Microsoft sure has a few things to do with the LinkedIn AI before it can help both companies and job seekers meet.

Another initiative that I found via Tim Ferriss, is AngelList. It matches the jobs in startup companies with the people who could match:

It costs nothing, saves people’s time, and leads to awesome matches. A true way of working smarter, which could easily be done for other companies than start-ups. For the people looking for jobs, a feeling of hit and miss or missing opportunities should be avoided. And given the enormous costs for companies to recruit the right people, we must look at better solutions going forward.

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Patrik Bergman
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Privately: Father, husband, vegetarian, and reader of Dostoyevsky. Professionally: Works as Communications Manager at www.haldex.com