Facial recognition offers targeted link between students, enterprises
The LCD monitor displayed at the entrance of the job fair at Hohai University on Oct 13 is equipped with a facial recognition system which can accurately match students with enterprises. [Photo/jstv.com]
A job fair promoting intelligent and targeted job information was held at Hohai University in Jiangsu province on Oct 13, proving popular among attending college graduates, Xinhua Daily reported.
A facial recognition system equipped at the entrance to the fair was key to helping students find their desired jobs. The system, displayed on an LCD monitor, acted as a matchmaker between students and enterprises, taking into account the needs of both sides.
A graduate surnamed Jiang, majoring in foreign language and hoping for an annual salary of 80,000 yuan ($11,310), was recommended to six enterprises, while another postgraduate surnamed Wu, majoring in computer science and aiming for an annual salary of 150,000 yuan, was only recommended to one company.
A staff member at the fair said the 260 enterprises in attendance offered 14,165 jobs with an average annual salary of 102,000 yuan. He also spoke highly of the system's ability to connect students and enterprises and save time for both sides.
Hu Jianping, director at Jiangsu's college admission and employment guidance service center, said this year's college graduates have taken a more rational approach toward job seeking, and he expects them to find suitable positions in the near future.