I was thinking the other day about skills based hiring. It’s a phrase that has gained a lot of traction in the past few years. Imagine a world where no jobs were listed but instead the company merely advertises a list of skills.
A job board that focused on promoting a list of skills that each employer was hiring for would look very different from a traditional job board. Instead of listing specific jobs, the board would list the skills that were in demand by employers. This would allow job seekers to see what skills they needed to develop in order to be competitive in the job market.
The board would also provide information about the different types of jobs that require each skill. This would help job seekers to match their skills to the right kind of work. For example, if a job seeker had strong communication skills, they could see that these skills were in demand for jobs in customer service, sales, and marketing.
The board would also allow job seekers to connect with employers who were hiring for the skills they had. This would make it easier for job seekers to find the right job for their skills and experience.
Here are some of the features that a job board that focused on skills might have:
- A search bar that allowed job seekers to search for skills by keyword or category.
- A list of the most in-demand skills.
- Information about the different types of jobs that require each skill.
- A way for job seekers to connect with employers who were hiring for the skills they had.
This type of job board would be a valuable resource for both job seekers and employers. It would help job seekers to identify the skills they needed to develop in order to be competitive in the job market. It would also help employers to find the right candidates for their open positions.
Here are some examples of the skills that might be listed on a job board that focused on skills:
- Communication skills
- Teamwork skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Leadership skills
- Technical skills
- Analytical skills
- Creativity skills
- Writing skills
- Research skills
This is just a small sample of the many skills that might be listed on a job board that focused on skills. The specific skills that were listed would vary depending on the industry and the types of jobs that were available. I’d imaging that the site would focus itself around employer profiles rather than job listings. Job seekers would essentially “company hunt” for employers with the skills they seek.
This is just a prediction but I think it will exist one day.