HireArt, a newly launched Y Combinator-backed company, is working to solve a major problem that all employers face today: resumes are bullshit. Job candidates often like to fluff up their experience, and sometimes they even outright lie about their abilities. Other times, potentially great employees are overlooked because they have unorthodox backgrounds that don’t match up with what an employer thinks they need in terms of experience. Sometimes these kinds of things are realized during the in-person interview. Unfortunately for many employers, they often don’t discover how much a particular candidate may have oversold themselves until they’ve been hired and can’t perform to expectations.
With its new applicant screening system, HireArt thinks it may have a solution: have the employees actually do the work first.
Here’s HireArt’s pitch in a nutshell: “You really can’t bullshit anymore.”
That’s per co-founder Elli Sharef, in explaining why the traditional resume system is broken.