I've been working on a personal project called HireDuck for a few months now. It's a web application that manages your job applicants. By allowing you to create custom job application forms, applicants can fill out the answers to any questions you want to ask. You get notified whenever someone applies and you can view their answers and resume online.

It's a totally free tool that is aimed at smaller businesses who are hiring and want something a little better than email and spreadsheets. I'm still actively developing it, so if you're interested I'd love it if you sign up and give it a try. And as always, I welcome any feedback or suggestions.

Here is a quick overview of how it works. First you add a posting, give it a name and some other details. Nothing too fancy.

Next choose the questions you want to ask in your application. The questions are arranged into groups, so you may have a "Requirements" group, followed by a "Nice to have" group:

Next you'll be given an info page for your posting. Your posting will be private until it is published.

You are given a link which will be what you provide to any potential applicants. If you visit that URL you can try out your own application. It will look something like this:

When anyone submits an application, you will receive an email with a link to view and review the application.

You can manage your applicants for an application with a simple thumbs up/thumbs down system. You can also give applicants you really like a gold star.

That's really all there is to it. It's a simple tool designed to ease the interview process. Nothing super process heavy, just something that is better than email and a spreadsheet. It's flexible and powerful, yet simple and elegant. And it looks great on a phone too!

 Once again, it is 100% free. No ads, and I'm really excited about this. Even if you're not a company owner or a hiring manager, I would still encourage you to give it a try and see what you think.

Cheers, Rich
By Richard Rout
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