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​Intelligent technology helps Jiangsu college graduates find jobs

english.jsjyt.edu.cn| Updated: March 22, 2022 L M S

East China's Jiangsu province has been leveraging intelligent technologies to help more of its college graduates secure good jobs.

The Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education started exploring the use of online platforms to post job announcements in 2001. It later formed an alliance with the Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security in 2006 and launched the online job platform 91job.

The platform can recommend job opportunities to graduating students based on their needs, and also allows them to send electronic resumes and undergo video interviews. To date, more than 5 million students from 167 colleges in Jiangsu have signed up for the site and over 2.2 million jobs are posted on it every year.

The number of graduating college students in Jiangsu has been growing, and the province is expected to see over 660,000 of them this year, up 10 percent from last year, said Xu Zhengya, director of the college student office of the provincial education department. More than 2,000 job fairs will be held before these graduates leave their schools, added Xu.

The education department has been using creative ways such as live streaming to explain the latest policies on employment and entrepreneurship for graduates. It has also built entrepreneurship parks which focus on helping college students become entrepreneurs. The parks provide consulting services and organize salons and trainings sessions on a regular basis, said Song Wei, who works at the college student department.

A big data monitoring and analysis platform, which is related to 91job, has also been built to help education authorities and universities learn more about the employment rate of graduates and their degree of satisfaction, said Xu.