BBVA API Market
While artificial intelligence is at the epicentre of an announced revolution in the labour market, another technology sector is also being determining for the world of work to change: although APIs are not the engine of this transformation, they have indeed proven to be very useful therein in very different ways.
In addition to saving time and effort by eliminating the need to enter data and transfer them automatically, APIs can be used to automate certain aspects of the labour market: job search and tracking professionals by companies.
In fact, there are more and more cases where an API is involved in these kinds of processes. This already happens, for example, in Slack at Work, a unique job pool, in which Slack itself collects job offers from companies that use its products.
There are platforms on which the automation provided by an API is more evident. It is the case of Leadpages Jobs, a pool that connects professionals with experience in software for the creation of ‘landing pages’, with website owners needing one. Unlike the Slack proposal or that of more popular pages such as InfoJobs, Ledpages API automates the connection between a company and a professional: instead of offering the possibility of placing an ad or an employment offer, those interested in the services of a worker only need to search in the platform and this one will provide them with the answer.
Anyhow, the philosophy of these tools is the same of that behind any API, to act as a bridge. In this case it brings together companies that need someone to carry out a project with professionals willing to do so.
Precisely and due to this expanded role, any of these services must be built on a reliable API and, above all, a scalable one. It should always be available and be useful in any circumstance, regardless of the number of requests it receives.
A range of possibilities
APIs serve to create platforms that connect companies and professionals in a more refined and automated way, but they also revolutionize the labour market from another perspective, because having knowledge in this field is useful to specialize even further in a market full of professionals looking for a job.
At the end of the day, the potential of the use of APIs to create a multitude of tools is infinite: they open up a wide range of possibilities in order to develop new services, serve to build the world of Internet of Things and allow for a myriad of tasks.
So, whether learning to create stable and scalable APIs, or using one of them to find a job through an already built platform, being in this sector ultimately enables access to employment. Meanwhile, enterprises should also venture into a world where they have a lot to discover: from automating some of their processes to facilitating the work of their human resources department in finding new professionals.
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