November 28, 2022
TPan covers talently.app
TPan's thoughts on Talently and On-chain Resumes
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During interviews: Candidates are representing their skills, experiences, and accomplishments accurately in conversation and possibly exercises
During reference calls: References are representing the candidate’s skills, experiences, and accomplishments accurately in conversation
These steps in the recruiting process won’t go away for sometime if ever. But what if there was a trustless way to augment the traditional recruiting process?
That’s where Talently comes in.Talently is an on-chain LinkedIn which allows:
• Talent to showcase their on-chain accomplishments more effectively
• Recruiters to search for talent with specific criteria
Talently takes credentials and accomplishments that are already on-chain and turns them into a web3 resume.
Let’s start with my profile. If I search for tpan.eth, I can find my profile. Profiles have the following sections:
• About - this will be empty if the profile is unclaimed and unedited
• Experience - this will be empty if the profile is unclaimed and unedited
• Skills & Credentials - POAPs and other on-chain credentials
• Organizations - What organizations the wallet has voted or made proposals in
• Smart Contracts - What smart contracts the wallet has deployed
• Assets - What assets the wallet holds
• Posts - What on-chain content the wallet has created
As an example, here’s a sample of what my profile looks like:
My skills & credentials section primarily consist of POAPs of events that I’ve attended while my organizations section contains communities I’ve voted in. For someone that’s more technically inclined, we see a profile that is more active in the smart contracts section:
When wallets claim their profile, they’re able to customize their profile and add more color to the about and experience sections:
Users that claim their address can curate their profile sections by hiding certain on-chain activity as appropriate.
It’s also normal to have multiple wallets for different purposes, so users can merge wallet profiles to a single user as needed:
Profile claiming is verified through wallet signing for that specific address. As adoption scales, the platform will incorporate additional security features to ensure claimed and verified profiles are accurate.A tool like Talently helps enrich resumes for talent and improve sourcing and vetting processes for recruiters. The team is working with industry recruiters to improve the platform for both sides of the table.
I’ve heard stories about conference speakers sharing how excited they are about web3 and how it’s the future. However, when they’re asked ‘What NFTs do you have?’ or ‘What contracts have you interacted with?’, they often fumble their response. They unfortunately haven’t actually engaged in the space beyond proclaiming buzzwords and broader industry themes. Candidates can now add their Talently profile to walk the talk and show they are actual participants of the ecosystem.
On the flip side, recruiters and interviewers can have richer conversations with candidates about the on-chain resume, similar to how developers may include their Github profile in their resume. The future of identity, qualifications, and credentials are becoming increasingly on-chain, and Talently is helping push that forward. In the meantime, I’ll be sprucing up my Talently profile 😉
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