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Candidate Vetting

How does Hired decide which candidates go live? 

While candidates come to Hired in a variety of ways and any candidate can create a Hired profile, not all candidates are approved onto our marketplace. For those candidates that are not approved onto our marketplace, their profiles remain private/hidden and we share resources to recommend ways to get approved.

Each profile is assessed by our machine learning algorithm and the decision to approve a profile is based on a number of factors. A candidate should possess an in-demand skill set. Keep in mind, an "in-demand skill set" is not based on overall industry metrics, but rather on skills that are in demand by the companies currently looking to fill roles on Hired. Tech candidates typically have 2+ years of relevant full-time experience (some sales candidates may have less), upload a resume and/or LinkedIn URL to their Hired profile, and have intent to start interviewing immediately. 

Does the vetting process stop once candidates go live? 

No, once candidates are approved to go live on Hired, their quality and intent is further assessed to make sure employers see the best candidates matching their open projects. 

The first way this is done is through technical assessments, in which engineers on Hired can pass a test to prove their proficiency in many different coding languages and frameworks. If a candidate has passed one of these assessments, employers will see a red checkmark on their profile. Once an employer views their profile, they can see live playback of the engineer taking the assessment as well as the score the candidate received and time it took for them to complete the assessment. 

The second way is through Hired's Candidate Experience Team who actively engage with candidates that are currently live on the platform. Our Managers are assigned to all live candidates to provide them with best practices around responsiveness and engagement on the platform and, in limited instances, to remove bad actors as well.

Can candidates go live with less than 2 years of experience? 

Hired partners with several coding boot camps. Graduates of their software engineering and data science/analytics immersive programs are invited to go live even if they have less than 2 years full-time experience, yes. 

If you are interested in sourcing such candidates, be sure to connect with your Hired representative. 

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