What they do: The hiring process is flawed. Employers are often wowed by a candidate’s interview skills, only to find that their actual job skills are lacking. Interviewed helps companies make better hiring decisions with advanced simulations that test job candidates for non-techinical positions. Why it’s a big deal: Employers waste thousands of hours and millions of dollars hiring employees that don’t work out. There is no way to accurately measure and compare the skills of non-technical employees. Interviewed saves time and headache by testing potential employees up front. This is the first recruiting service using artificial intelligence to vet candidates and service the best for the job. Instead of relying on dubious resume screening criteria or inconsistent interview practices, hiring managers use Interviewed's job simulations to give candidates a day-in-the-life experience of the job they're applying for. The five-month-old program has already attracted 4,000 companies like Instacart, Thumbtack and Talkdesk.
Companies often have a codified process when it comes to interviewing potential technical hires: Interview questions, whiteboarding, and code samples can all be evaluated in a relatively straightforward way. But when it comes to hiring for non-technical roles such as sales and customer support, there isn't as clear of a rulebook. An interviewer may be impressed by a candidate's personality or résumé, but find out after making the hire that his or her actual skills aren't quite up to snuff.
Interviewed is a startup in our current summer class that simplifies the process of interviewing non-technical hires, by enabling job candidates to prove what's on their résumés. By creating a system of advanced simulations for what a candidate will actually be doing on the job, Interviewed has created a way for companies to tangibly assess how well a person may fit in with a job opening.
Interviewed, launching from Y Combinator’s most recent batch of startups, is looking to help employees make better hiring decisions.
It’s not uncommon for employers to be wowed by a candidate’s interview skills, only to find that their actual on-the-job skills are lacking. Interviewed fixes this issue by creating advanced simulations for job candidates who are interviewing for non-technical positions like sales, customer support, or administrative positions.
The simulations on Interviewed are extremely realistic, and include the use of mock tools like email and phone calls. For example, a three-part sales simulation first had me write a cold email, then reply to a customer inquiry, and lastly make a cold sales call (using my real cell phone) for a potential client.
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