I've noticed several posts on the EA forum about how hard it can be to get a job. Has anyone created some type of "resume book" for EA? When I do hiring it is much easer to find candidates if I have a 'bench' of potential hires to review rather than sourcing/seeking out new candidates.
This a is a VERY rough idea. A minimum viable product could be a Google Sheet with distinct columns for name, email, interest/cause areas, special skills, geographical restrictions, and link to resume in PDF format. A more advanced version could:
• be an actual database with a frontend so that anyone at an EA organization with access to this could use it to search for candidates
• allow hiring managers to select one or more options from a list of keywords (operations, grant writing, python, etc.) and allowing job seekers to tag their resume with said keywords
• perhaps have type of aging/retiring/culling system so that resumes are have to be actively renewed by the job seeker after a period of time or be automatically retired
• include a recommender system so that hiring managers receive a notice of any new resumes that match roles at their organization
• grab data from EA job listings (such as the 80,000 Hours Job Board) and recommend openings to job seekers
Regarding using something like an "EA group" on LinkedIn, I like that concept. I think that might be a better idea for a MVP than a Google Sheet. Thanks for mentioning it. I'll let the idea percolate for a while.
Regarding several orgs to agreeing to handle their hiring through a single system, my first thought about hiring was actually somewhat related: having a centralized hiring/recruiting team for multiple large EA orgs. This way, rather than organization A, B, C, and D all employing a recruiter, getting a subscription to a applicant sourcing service, l... (read more)