Creating Forms That Require You To Lie And Negotiate With Yourself
Here’s the thing. The computer science community will tell you that the hardest thing to predict is user input. People have devoted their entire careers to better parsing human responses. You can’t create a form in 10 minutes on Survey Monkey that can predict the educational and career background of every person who responds to your job posting. Not if you want candidates who have done interesting or unusual things with their lives. Perhaps there lies the problem: really, you want drones, not actual people with life experiences and opinion.
And, for the love of all that is good and right in this world, stop forcing people to tell a computer how much money they think they should make. Seriously, this is admitting up front that you, the hiring manager, suck at your job. Your job is to find the right person for the job and then negotiate with real people about the salary they deserve, not forcing people who are already looking for a job during a crappy economy to commit to the lowest possible amount of cash they could survive on to pique your interest.