Dentsu Webchutney discovers novel way to discover resumes

27 Mar,2017

By A Correspondent

 

DentsuWebchutney has launched an innovative hiring programme that selects candidates based on their browser history. The agency has launched #PauseTheResume, a website page that lets you upload voluntarily selected links of your browser historyas an official way to kickstart your career with DentsuWebchutney.

 

“For me, soft skills and overall personality matters more than a formal skillset in a workplace environment- especially for creative-led workplaces such as ours,” said PG Aditiya, Creative Director – Copy, DentsuWebchutney. “More often than not, a resume is a web of glorified statements and words meant to sound right when strung together and that makes for the most boring first impression ever. Even though companies have evolved digitally, this technique has remained the same. Being a digital agency, we wanted to give our applicants a more interesting, internet-friendly way to kick-start the conversation,” he added.

 

An interested applicant has to log on to the agency’s website and upload up to one month of their browser history which contain the links to the websites visited by the applicants and other basic details. Applicants are free to edit their browser history and remove links that they do not want to upload. Basis their submissions, they may be called in for a formal interview.

 

“It is a little cheeky, we get that. But the truth is, we are what we internet. We’ve got over 300 entries already and there are candidates who have found fun ways to game the system. Those are exactly the kind of responses we were hoping for. Interview calls are going out as we speak. Pause the resume is just the start of how we’re hoping to disrupt the entire process of finding the right creative talent,” said Gautam Reghunath, Senior Vice President, DentsuWebchutney.

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