When companies hire, they identify the need for a position, post an ad that includes job requirements that includes years of related experience, type of experience, education and more. But how do they decide what experience? How do they decide how many years of experience or education? Companies decide on a requirement for experience without regard as to whether the experience is good or bad. Most of the time the postings are arbitrary, or are a description of the person that just left the position, setting the new person who takes the job up for failure.
Companies continue to write checks to 53% of their workforce who are unhappy and unproductive because of the current way of hiring based on traditional tools.
The Fear of the Unknown
The reason that no individual has attempted to find a job using a different approach is because we fear that a new approach will not be accepted by companies. Everyone has their idea of the "perfect job" but they don’t know how to go about getting it or think it is out of reach. Most people assume us that you have to have related background to be able to effectively perform a job because society has conditioned us that way. Needing to have background or experience before you can get considered for a job is simply not true – oftentimes it requires only a good idea to get hired by a company.