At SmartRank we believe that job descriptions have very little value. The language in almost all job descriptions is vague, at best, which doesn’t really help applicants know exactly what the hiring organization is looking for. Because the language is vague, applicants interpret what they want to think about the role which doesn’t really help the hiring organization. Basically job descriptions don’t really help either side of the hiring process.
We believe that every applicant should get an equal playing field when it comes to applying for a job. That’s one of the reasons we don’t look at resumes until after we’ve decided to interview someone. Instead we use our own software application to determine whether an applicant qualifies for a particular role based on the qualifications we are specifically looking for in a new employee. Every applicant receives the exact same set of questions and our hiring managers don’t look at any information that creates unconscious bias.
Job descriptions and resumes are extremely antiquated ways of evaluating talent. They are also rife with bias. We also believe in letting applicants know right away whether they are in consideration for a role, or not. If you believe the same way we do about these challenges in the hiring process, then keep reading.
All you have to do is apply and be honest with your answers. That’s it!! The rest will take care of itself.