Plain and simple, the resume is old and broken, it hasn’t had a major overhaul in nearly 380 years and it’s time to disrupt how job-seekers and hiring managers find the best candidates to fill positions. Our higher education system is a mess, and online schools continue to challenge the education model. Yet, we still use these same archaic methods for sourcing the right people by only scrutinizing education and years of experience through resumes. Blah!
Conversely, if you're an outlier with ridiculously high talent, unconventional education and little experience (or any combination thereof. Ex: 21 year old self-taught hacker with no formal education and 1 year job experience), this broken process makes it even more difficult for you to be discovered.
We’ve been obsessed with studying successful entrepreneurs and found that many have intangible qualities that wouldn’t, or couldn’t, be expressed on a standard resume. In addition, some entrepreneurs even had seemingly negative marks against them (by worldly standards at least) like dropping out of college, not being able to hold a job, getting fired and unflattering social media activity.