I've been looking for a new job recently. I applied on LinkedIn jobs, and various job boards. It is a very slow and depressing process. Typically, it seems like a random game of telephone. Job seekers apply to positions based on job descriptions and are screened by a recruiter or HR rep. The applicant may not be able to judge if they are qualified based on the job description. The applicant might not find a suitable job position. The job description may not reflect the actual opportunities available at the company. The initial screening might not be informed by the requirements of the position.
The idea I have is to build a tool that allows people to apply to a company in a similar way to students apply to college and grad school. First, a candidate periodically sends an application to the company. Then internally, the applications can be routed to different groups (for example frontend devs, backend, ML, finance, business dev) for review and scoring. Finally, when a hiring manager has a need, they can browse candidates who are in the system.
Would this work in practice? Feedback and comments much appreciated 🙏