You don’t ask for resumes and you skip the traditional job posting. One founder says this four-step process trumps everything else she’s tried.
Hiring the right talent is vital to the success of your business. But busy entrepreneurs don’t have time to waste sifting through dozens of resumes to evaluate candidates.
“But at the same time you can’t–or shouldn’t–outsource the entire process,” says J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Careerealism.com, a job search advice site, and CareerHMO, a career coaching membership site.
“I stopped asking for resumes a long time ago,” she says. “Years in the staffing industry taught me they weren’t useful when evaluating candidates. I also stopped creating ‘traditional’ job postings altogether since they only resulted in a tidal wave of applicants to wade through, the majority of whom were unqualified for the role.”
Here’s the approach she takes to streamline the process and still ensure she finds and hires great employees:
Step 1: Don’t post a job; post the problem the employee will solve.