Running the USV analyst application process using Ziggeo, FormAssembly and Airtable

We’re in the center of the 2018 Analyst hiring procedure at USV.

That’s still the situation now. Albert was writing updates concerning the procedure about the USV site . Now, we’ve reviewed each the programs, and are working towards another round of interviews using semi-finalists. What I will cover here’s the way we have handled the procedure this time.

For the previous 3 cycles we’ve solicited video feedback as part of this application procedure, powered by Ziggeo. Having video from the application procedure has actually worked for us. While it does not tell the entire story, it has been a really beneficial sign for all of us over recent years.

The next timewe found that codebase with a few alterations. This timewe attempted to make it more simple, using just off-the-shelf tools.

FormAssembly made it effortless to construct the form, such as fine features like allowing applicants save a partially-completed shape and return to it afterwards.

Ziggeo made it very simple to catch the movie. Notice the embedded movie recorder at the form above, which appears like that when you shoot it up:

For our inner procedure of reviewing software, we had something different, which is really where Airtable comes from.

For people who don’t understand Airtable, it is essentially a hybrid dictionary / database, together with useful facets of each. It is just like a spreadsheet since it’s quite simple to upgrade the schema and edit information. It is just like a database in which you get persistent recordings which are linkable with another (a characteristic that we did not use here however we create a great deal of usage of elsewhere ), and with a fantastic API.

There is not an automated means to transfer records from FormAssembly into Airtable, so we only did CSV export/import. Finally we ended up using an opinion like this, where we can review applicants one-by-one and comment/score/sort/etc:

You are able to observe a stripped-down variant of this Airtable we employed for the procedure here.

Overall, this setup worked fantastic. It required zero coding to construct, had a very modest number of mistakes or accidents, and managed our workflow nicely.

There are, obviously, a couple things that might have been improved. Top of this list will be lead Ziggeo support in Airtable. Airtable includes a feature where it is possible to expose a type that will collect information into a desk in Airtable. Ideally, you would have the ability to really have a”movie” type form component that could embed a Ziggeo recorder straight from the Airtable form. Afterward, on the rear end, it might be good if you were able to see those videos straight in Airtable, instead of clicking to a connection — envision the screenshot above, but using embedded movie gamers instead of links. I guess a good deal of individuals use Airtable for applicant tracking, and I am sure this type of video service will be popular.

So, that is exactly what we did. Remarkably simple to handle this time round — thank you for all of the teams out there creating the tools which make this type of thing easier daily.

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