Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Entrepreneur Creates Search Engine for Jobs That Don’t Require Marijuana Testing

Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Entrepreneur Creates Search Engine for Jobs That Don’t Require Marijuana Testing. “Let’s say you’re on the hunt for a job. So you turn to any of a number of job search engines out there — maybe Monster, maybe Zip Recruiter, maybe Indeed — where you find dozens or even hundreds of jobs that might be a good fit. You go through the application process, only to find out later that your dream job requires drug testing. You, like so many Americans, are a regular marijuana user. This is the problem that the new job search engine Phynally seeks to solve. The Philadelphia-based company accepts job postings only from employers that don’t require job candidates to undergo drug testing for marijuana. The site went into beta mode in the spring and started accepting paid postings — there aren’t many yet — in June.”

The Next Web: Why using AI to screen job applicants is almost always a bunch of crap

The Next Web: Why using AI to screen job applicants is almost always a bunch of crap. “Millions of potential employees are subjected to artificial intelligence screenings during the hiring process every month. While some systems make it easier to weed out candidates who lack necessary educational or work qualifications, many AI hiring solutions are nothing more than snake oil.”

CNET: Hackers set up a fake veteran-hiring website to infect victims with malware

CNET: Hackers set up a fake veteran-hiring website to infect victims with malware. “A website pretending to help find jobs for US military veterans was found to be infecting their computers with malware, Cisco Talos said Tuesday. The website was called hiremilitaryheroes.com, a Talos blog post said, and asked users to download a fake installer app that deployed malware and malicious spying tools.”

Gov .uk: New flexi job search that’s not just for mums

Gov .uk: New flexi job search that’s not just for mums. “As thousands of kids flood through school gates for the first time this September, many parents – especially mums – will be keen to get their careers back on track. The new website will use technology to gather more than 50,000 job adverts, all specifically designed with flexi working in mind.”

Engadget: Facebook’s new career site aims to help job-seekers hone their skills

Engadget: Facebook’s new career site aims to help job-seekers hone their skills. “Facebook has updated some of its career tools and launched a new website in order to help its users find new job opportunities, the company said today. Now, along with posting jobs on their Pages, businesses can also post them in Groups, and Facebook says its Mentorship tool will now make it easier for people to choose a mentor based on relevant goals and interests. Individuals will be able to share info about what they’re looking for or what they can offer as a mentorship partner, and members of their Group can look through a list of that information to find a partner. The tool will also provide weekly prompts to keep mentorship pairs’ conversations moving along.”