Technical hiring is challenging. It's becoming harder and harder to find qualified candidates, and even more difficult to assess their qualifications. We may be making progress, but we might end up wasting time in the process.
One reason technical hiring is so difficult is that it's hard to identify the skills required for a given position. What looks like an easy job ad may actually require very specific skills that are not easily identified by reading a resume or watching a video interview. In some cases, it's even hard to determine whether someone has the necessary skills until they start working on the job.
Another challenge is that many candidates exaggerate their qualifications or misrepresent their experience altogether. This makes it difficult to know who is really qualified for a given position and who isn't. Even if we can identify qualified candidates, there's no guarantee they will be interested in our company or our open position.
The final challenge is assessing candidate qualifications accurately and efficiently . There are many ways to evaluate candidates, but not all of them are equally effective at identifying good fits for open positions . Some methods , such as interviews , can be expensive and time-consuming . Other methods , such as online assessments , can be inaccurate because they rely on self-reported information from candidates .