We're all agile at work. Agile agile agile. So I'm going to give you a user story. Here it is:
After being asked if he can remember a time when he dealt with adversity, and how many different trips up to a datacenter in new york you'd need to deliver fuel to generators to keep your servers up, Dave gets the job! Ace! Careers strikes again!
However, two years' later node.js is no longer cool. Instead, everyone is writing CappuchinoScript which does something funky involving Lua and LLVM IR, or whatever's cool. Anyway, he wants to move jobs, so remembering that awesome success he has had with Careers, he gives his profile a little added juice, ticks the "actively looking for work" and sets off merrily.
Now, this is all good, but Dave has a boss. Let's call him Mr Pointy. Mr Pointy is looking to hire developers and his first port of call is Careers 2.0. He goes off searching and finds his existing employee Brian looking for work.
Consequently, after a somewhat awkward conversation over the water cooler, Dave is assigned the task of designing a programming language that looks like VBScript, but with Lambdas, and can compile to PHP by Mr Pointy.
The long and the short of this essay is that:
- Mr Pointy didn't go through the careers process of marking Brian as hired; Brian remains visible to Mr Pointy as a consequence.
- Dave has no way to add Mr Pointy's "Haired Boss Ltd" company to his "have been hired by" or "Block list" on Careers 2.0, thereby avoiding awkward watercooler conversations.
So I believe this can be resolved by adding a feature allowing candidates to indicate they are employed by a given company.
If this is already a feature of Careers and I'm just not using it correctly, please make this a support and the question: how do I achieve the above on my profile?