Why Evidence-Based Hiring Will Be The New Normal In 2024 & Beyond

Woman on laptop records a video to stand out during an evidence-based hiring process

Do you know what evidence-based hiring is? Well, it's going to directly impact how you get a job in the future. If you want to understand evidence-based hiring so that you can make sure you're standing out to employers, continue reading...

Evidence-Based Hiring: What It Is & How To Use It To Your Advantage

Evidence-based hiring is a result of the broken hiring system that we have today. Right now, we send a text-based resume and cover letter and fill out a text-based application online, and all of that goes to a recruiter who, for example, is getting anywhere from 100 to 500 to even a thousand applicants for one job opening.

Recently, I talked to a recruiter who got 500 applicants and had to sort through them all and then rank them based on the criteria the hiring manager gave them. Then, they took the top 10 resumes and passed them on to the hiring manager. The hiring manager started calling these people and interviewing them. All 10 of them didn't move on in the hiring process. All 10 of them weren't qualified (or a good match) for the role. The resumes they sent in were so overdone. They weren't authentic and they didn't talk about their true skill level.

People are now using ChatGPT and other AI tools to write their resumes. When the candidates' true skills and experience don't match the resumes they sent in, the hiring manager and recruiter have to start the whole hiring process over again. This is a broken system, and this scenario is exactly why companies are shifting to evidence-based hiring.

Companies are now asking themselves, "What can we do upfront to get the evidence to authenticate that every candidate is who they say they are?"

ChatGPT has sped up the death of the resume. So many people are using it to fake their qualifications profiles and it's frustrating the heck out of hiring managers. In response to this, companies are moving to asynchronous video interviews—they send you a link, you click on it, and you record videos answering specific questions that will authenticate you and prove with evidence that you know what you're talking about. Then, hiring managers will evaluate those videos instead of a resume, and then you may move forward in the interview process.

Video in the hiring process is here to stay. Companies have to be able to authenticate talent when there's a sea of text-based applications that all look the same.

If you want to stand out in the evidence-based hiring process, you need to get proactive with video, and the way you do that is by using tools like McCoy. It's a free phone app that you can download that will let you choose what you want to share in 60-second reels. You record a video and then you get a URL that you can send off to a hiring manager to introduce yourself or include at the top of your resume or put it in other places so they can open it up and watch you and know that you are who you say you are and can do what you say you can do.

Evidence-based hiring is here to stay, and the sooner you lean into this and authenticate yourself, the better off you're going to be. You can prolong it for as long as you want, but evidence-based hiring is the new normal because the system has been broken for too long. So, however you choose to do it, you are going to need to have more evidence because a text-based profile or resume or application isn't going to cut it anymore. If you want to take control of your job search, you're better off downloading a phone app like McCoy and using it so that you can control your first impression and your messaging. It'll be the best decision you make in your job search.

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Good luck, and go get 'em!