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Own The Conversation - Issue 65
Featured jobs from bot-jobs.com, Conversational AI career enhancing content and events to attend.
Well, after a well-earned break things have been busy! So busy, in fact, that I’ve not had the time to give this newsletter the focus it deserves. And shame on me!
But I am back and after a couple of weeks of silence, we’ve got plenty to get through.
Firstly, I am excited to have launched a sister newsletter, which is focussed more on Conversational AI in recruitment and supports my other side of life - pplbots. So, if you’re interested in getting on the subscriber list for this, then head on over to pplbots.com and subscribe.
Anyway, let’s get on with things.
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Exciting News I now own the Meetup group called Chatbots & Conversation Design (literally owning the conversation!)
While I try to work out what to do with it and what amazing meetups and events to create, why not join the group to ensure that you're the first to hear.
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So, without further ado, let's dive in and Own The Conversation!
To another great week ahead,
Conversational AI Jobs
This edition is all about jobs. Jobs jobs jobs.
Firstly, let’s talk about Conversational AI jobs. Hiring is still happening at full pace and we’ve got hundreds of roles live on Bot Jobs, so make sure that you sign up for alerts at Bot Jobs and keep up to date with the latest roles in our space.
Building a team? 👉 Standard job postings are still free. But I am now offering you the opportunity to try out our featured listings (like the ones below). You can get your first featured listing for free by using the discount code ‘FIRST1FREE’. A featured role gets boosted across the various networks, socials and communities, with dedicated resources put behind each one.
Featured Jobs on Bot Jobs
Just click the image to be taken to the job:
And remember to head over to Bot Jobs for hundreds of other Conversational AI roles.
Bot Jobs Freelancers
Are you a freelancer hungry for new opportunities? Or a business in search of top freelance talent but unsure of how to manage or compensate them efficiently? We have just the solution for you.
As a freelancer, by joining us, you can not only showcase your skills and build an impressive portfolio, but also connect with businesses that value your expertise.
As a business member, you get to tap into a pool of talented freelancers ready to bring their unique perspectives to your projects. Plus, leave the hassles of administrative tasks to us - we'll handle the systems, processes, and payments, letting you focus on what you do best: creating and innovating.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and register for the only freelancer system dedicated to the world of Conversational AI!
Latest Blogs and Content
I had fun with this first blog. How many of you tell your friends and family that you work with chatbots and the first thing they say is “Ugh, I hate it when a chatbot pops up”? Here’s a handy guide for how to deal with those situations:
As a treat, you’ve got a second blog in this edition. There’s been a lot of talk recently about how important continuous learning is in our profession, so I wanted to reflect on that here. Enjoy!
If you’ve got something to say that is related to Conversational AI careers or career development or you’d like to tell your own story of your career, then feel free to reach out. I’d love to feature some guest blogs.
Events to Attend: June - Sept
Learning, networking and travelling. What could be better than doing all three when it comes to events? Also, any event listed that is preceded with (**) means that I will most likely be there.
Exciting news: Bot Jobs has confirmed this week, that we will be a Sponsor at Unparsed (July 24-25 in London). Watch out for some exciting things we’ll do at the event to help you with your career ambitions.
Customer Contact Week (CCW)
June 19–22, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Africa Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit
June 21–22, 2023
Hybrid — Johannesburg & Virtual
June 26–29, 2023
Conversational User Interfaces
July 19–21, 2023
**Unparsed - The Conversation Design Conference
July 24-25, 2023
London, United Kingdom (for a 50% discount enter code VUXWORLD)
Aug 7–9, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Edge AI Summit
Sept 12–14, 2023
Santa Clara, CA
Ibero America Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit
Sept 20–21, 2023
Hybrid — Buenos Aires & Virtual
I wanted to end this week’s edition with my analysis of a poll I’ve been running on LinkedIn this week:
Quite a decent response to this from across my network of Recruiters, People Professionals and Conversational AI professionals.
So what can we assume? Well, looking at the results, over half of the respondents feel more positive towards chatGPT et al. I think this has everything to do with using it for 6-months now and getting more used to what it is/is not and what it can/cannot do. The more comfortable we are with a piece of technology the more positive we are towards it. Of course, the fact that it has a conversational interface would absolutely create a more positive sentiment 😁
On the flip side, a small number of people feel more negative towards it. Why? Well from some of the comments I have received, some feel it’s manipulative, some do not trust it as it gives different answers every time to the same question and some just don’t understand how it fits into their working life.
Exciting times ahead!
Here’s hoping you have a great week.
Yours in AI,