Tired of sifting through hundreds of resumes and cover letters, wondering whether you’re selecting the best candidate for your sales team? You’re not alone.
The number of resources you allocate to making sales hires adds up quickly, and if you don’t pay close attention to each candidate’s qualifications, you end up with the wrong person in a crucial position. Especially in this new era of AI-assisted writing, where whipping up a resume and cover letter is easier than ever, getting a real sense of an applicant’s background and experience can be difficult.
Many hiring managers face similar challenges in the recruitment process and must learn how to create a more effective, efficient system that truly uncovers which candidates would make the best fit for their team. Just because someone can talk a big game on paper doesn’t mean they can back it up in the role you’re hiring for.
AI writing tools like ChatGPT, Jasper, and artificial intelligence-based content can only help candidates up until a certain point in the recruitment process — at some point, they’ll need to be evaluated on their actual qualifications.
So — What is Metahire?
Metahire is a sales hiring system that includes an in-depth screening process, sales assessments, and interactive interviews. At its core, Metahire is our unique and proven hiring system that provides an innovative way to evaluate sales candidates that have the sales skills needed to perform the role and are a good cultural fit. It can replace or supplement traditional recruitment processes that most companies use for hiring all positions. These companies put heavy emphasis on resume and cover letter submissions, interview a few candidates, and hire the one they connect with most.
Metahire goes above and beyond the standard job application process to get a comprehensive overview of each candidate’s qualifications, skillset, background, and potential to excel in the role. It’s a way to differentiate between the average salesperson with a great resume (or at least what ChatGPT can spit out) and someone who can contribute to your team.
The Metahire Differentiators
- Treats the hiring process like a cold call because you’re screening for sales competence.
- To save time, candidates take a pre-hire sales evaluation early in the process.
- You don’t sell them on your company and job positions. Candidates need to sell you on why them.
By utilizing an array of assessments, interviews, and role practices explicitly designed for hiring the most qualified candidates to fill your vacant sales roles, Metahire can help you make the right hire faster and avoid the cost of making a bad sales hire.
How Does Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT Impact Recruiting?
AI-assisted writing tools like ChatGPT are game-changers (in both positive and negative ways) for recruiters. While they can make the process of submitting a resume and cover letter much easier for candidates, they can also make it harder for recruiters to assess the person behind the paper accurately.
Candidates struggling to write resumes and cover letters can benefit from AI-assisted writing tools like ChatGPT. This type of automation makes job hunting much easier and more efficient, enabling them to apply to more positions faster and with higher accuracy. ChatGPT also helps candidates craft more creative resumes than they would have created otherwise that stand out when put in front of a hiring manager. Even in our own experience, we’ve heard from candidates that they’ve seen a significant increase in the number of interviews booked since incorporating AI into their application process.
In some instances, candidates who rely solely on ChatGPT or other AI writing assistants to draft application materials on their behalf may run the risk of distributing false information or leaving out details that could otherwise make them stand out from the competition. At the end of the day, an AI output is only as good as the input it’s working with, and that can be a major issue for recruiters trying to assess skill sets accurately.
Where Metahire Comes Into Play
AI-assisted writing tools are only part of the puzzle when staffing a sales team. To gauge if a candidate is right for your organization, you need to look beyond their written words and evaluate their qualifications and potential.
So how do you do that?
Take the guesswork out of attracting, screening, and hiring great salespeople by implementing a proven system that tests and evaluates candidates throughout the hiring process.
Whether a candidate personally wrote their resume and cover letter or had the helping hand of an AI writing tool, using the Metahire process, you can objectively assess their qualifications and potential to succeed in your organization. If you need to say no to a candidate, you can do so with complete confidence that you have done your due diligence.
It’s one thing to talk the talk, but it’s another to walk the walk. Metahire attracts and screens for top performers. Lower performers get eliminated quickly. The system sets you apart from your competition by going after the same high-performing candidates. Metahire is a challenging sales hiring process making you more desirable to candidates with the greatest sales potential. These candidates put your company at the top of their most desirable companies to work for list.
AI is Here to Stay — How Will You Remain Ahead of the Curve?
The competition for top sales talent is more demanding than ever, and traditional resumes and cover letters don’t provide the necessary insights you need to evaluate candidates effectively. With ChatGPT, Jasper, and a whole suite of other AI writing assistants out there, your organization needs to be on its toes to stay ahead of the game.
Don’t be fooled by a perfectly crafted resume and cover letter — take a comprehensive, data-driven approach to make the best hiring decisions for your team with Metahire. Doing so lets you identify the best talent, streamline your hiring process, and build a strong sales team.
Contact us today to learn more.