As students, we know how hard it is to obtain a job under the current employers' market. A lot of it boils down to our performance during interviews. We might get really nervous, lose our train of thought, not have the best answers prepared, and more. Sometimes, we need someone to practice interviewing with; however, we might not have a person available at all times. With Futerview, we are capable of interviewing with an AI that makes practice possible!
According to JDF, 93% of American job seekers are nervous before an interview: http://www.jdp.com/blog/how-to-prepare-for-interviews-2020/
Did you know that:
80% of the job offers are not posted online.
Job interviews last between 45 minutes and 1 hour.
You only have 7 seconds to make a good first impression
Millennials and Gen Zs will make 75% of the global workforce by 2025.
The current unemployment rate in the US is 10.2%.
We want to change that.
What it does
Futerview prepares students for the future of interviews by getting them adjusted to the online interview setting and giving them a database of questions to practice with. After their training, they receive a rating of their scores per question and an average rating of their interview overall. This web app helps even out the gap in employment by preparing especially marginalized individuals throughout the recruitment process. Marginalized individuals include those who:
might not have the resources to go through career development training
do not have access to advisors who will help them prepare throughout the recruitment process.
How it works: There are a series of questions based on the job category the user chooses (engineer, designer, writer... etc) and have to give an answer. The user will then be able to vocalize their answer to the question and see what they responded with after. The site will then determine the rate of success of the answer based on the answer given, compared based on a set of factors such as job description, the industry-standard vocabulary, etc.,
This website is very versatile and easy to add add-ons with, such as a job searching area, a place for users to learn about the types of skills that jobs they are seeking for are asking for, and a comprehensive database with the questions and types of example answers that employers might be looking for.
We talk to AssemblyAI for speech-to-text. We then compare the user's answer to the best answer in an array of "ideal" answers by finding the degree of similarity between two strings, based on Dice's Coefficient.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Time zone, One member had a personal emergency and some had other commitments, however, we were able to work together as a team and communicate throughout the weekend to ensure that we were able to make the most of what we were able to.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of being able to complete what we did with the time we were given and to have been able to collaborate and work together as a team successfully.
In addition, working with React hooks (useState, useEffect, useRef) and new libraries (AssemblyAI, string-similarity) proved to be challenging but rewarding
What we learned
It was also a great opportunity to learn more about Firebase, as well as ChakraUI and React. We also learned about the interview process and what candidates can do to better position themselves.
What's next for Futerview 👀
We would love to add additional features, such as addons like a job searching area, a place for users to learn about the types of skills that jobs they are seeking are asking for, and a comprehensive database with the questions and types of example answers that employers might be looking for.
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