Whether you’re hiring an entry-level sales associate, a seasoned software developer, or a talented hair stylist, one thing is almost certain: “years of experience required” is somewhere in the job description. This “measure” of knowledge and ability is frequently used to screen applicants. But does it tell you anything about a candidate’s future success on the job? Hiring managers have to digest a lot of information (read: thousands of resumes) in a short period of time, so they inevitably look for mental shortcuts to help them sift through their growing pile of applicants. Everyone looks for past work experience because…

Read More Experience: I do not think it means what you think it means

Nearly 20% of job seekers arrive at HireArt through a mobile device. And while it’s pretty easy to browse jobs on your phone, we know that responding to questions and completing interviews isn’t the smoothest experience if you’re in a mobile browser. That’s why we’ve spent the last five months developing the most comprehensive job application tool around. HireArt for iPhone is now available in the App Store! HireArt’s core capabilities—finding jobs, completing video and work sample responses, and receiving updates on your application status—are still available through the app, but we’ve introduced some additional features to make the mobile experience more efficient…

Read More Introducing the HireArt mobile app: Browse and apply for jobs on the go

View Submitted Applications One of our top priorities at HireArt is being as transparent as possible with candidates regarding our process. We know how frustrating it can be to put so much work into an application, only for it to end up in a black hole. Only slightly less frustrating is submitting an application but not having any record or memory of what you sent. That’s why we’ve introduced the ability to review old applications from your dashboard. If you click on a completed application, you’ll be able to see the questions you answered, your responses, and the job description. Rerecord Flagged…

Read More Rerecord Your Videos! And Other Improvements for Candidates