The Hiring Tool That Could Kill the Resume

The resume, a dated and inefficient component of the hiring process, is dying. Now Poachable, a two-week-old startup co-founded by ex-Google and Microsoft employee Tom Leung, is trying to put the final nails in its coffin, while also putting pricey headhunters out of business.

The company’s Tinder-style platform targets what Leung calls “passive candidates”–people who have desirable credentials but who are already employed. Candidates type in what their dream job would be and their salary, location, and other requirements, as well as their employment history. The system then finds matches by aggregating all the job listings on the Internet and filtering out the ones that don’t fit with the candidate’s specifications.

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