top of page
Image by Bernd Klutsch

Documentation

Overview

College Placement Office is a next generation tool for structured hiring. We address key points for a Hiring Manager, Recruiter and Candidate when taking an interview.

We make it possible to

  • Define Job Characteristics

  • Define the Competencies to be assessed in an interview

  • Define the interview format and interview questions

  • Define Common Rating Scales to Evaluate Candidates

Get to Know Us

College Placement Office is most often compared to Applicant tracking system.

however, College Placement Office is both fundamentally and architecturally different.

College Placement Office is not constrained by the same restrictions as Applicant tracking system.

This enables you to hire faster, easier, and more reliably.

Who uses College Placement Office?

​Our users are typically Hiring Managers and Technical Recruiters looking to structured hiring candidates who are ideal for the job.

College Placement Office enables you to choose people who possess the suitable characteristics required for the job through a structured interview process!

College Placement Office ecosystem

College Placement Office consists of a licensed JIRA plugin application

An interview is a structured conversation between two or more people, typically between an interviewer and a candidate. The primary purpose of an interview is to obtain information from the candidate or assess their suitability for a job or position.

Take Hiring Manager X times back in time per hire 

Save Recruitment budget per hire

Avoid the Risk of Mis-hires

implementing a structured interview process within a product development team in a Information Technology industry 

Glasses

Features

College Placement Office comes fully baked, batteries included. Here is a list of things it can do that no other Applicant tracking system can:

  • Take An Interview: College Placement Office enable the hiring manager to define the job characteristics to be assessed in an interview

  • Pre-Defined Interview Rounds (Technical | Communication Skills | Cultural Fit | HR): College Placement Office comes with a pre-defined set of rounds in order to assess competencies in an interview  

  • Attach Course To Interview: College Placement Office enables the hiring manager to provide an opportunity for the candidates to learn or upgrade to the required characteristics before they apply for a job.

  • Applicant Tracking System: College Placement Office with Jira manages the recruiting and structured hiring process, including job postings and job applications. It organizes information about job seekers.

  • Common Rating Scale: College Placement Office enables the hiring manager to employ a standardized rating scale, to assess candidates consistently based on predetermined competencies and qualifications, ensuring objective and fair evaluations during the selection process.

Upcoming Ecosystem

What more features coming up?

Installation Guide

Before you can bring structured interviews into your organization through Jira Software, you will need to add the Take An Interview app to your Jira account.

you can do this from anywhere inside your Jira account.

  1. In the main menu, go to Apps > Manage your apps.

  2. Click Find new apps in the left sidebar and search for the Take An Interview app.

  3. Click on the Take An Interview app in the results, then click Get App in the top-right corner of the app listing.

  4. Click Get App to add the Take An Interview app to your account.

Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 4.38.51 PM.png
Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 5.31.08 PM.png
Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 5.31.32 PM.png

Administration Guide

Remove the Take An Interview App

If you want to disconnect your College Placement Office from Jira, you can uninstall the Take An Interview app. This will also remove any ATS embeds from your board.

  1. Open the board in Jira.

  2. Click Apps in the menu bar and select Manage your Apps.

  3. Click on the arrow next to the Take An Interview application to expand.

  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 4.36.35 PM.png
Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 4.46.56 PM.png

Users Guide

Step One

User Persona: Hiring Manager

  1. Pick a Jira Story

  2. Navigate through Actions > Take An Interview

  3. Enter Job Characteristics (Job Description)

Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 11.13.17 AM.png
Screenshot 2023-07-31 at 9.26.06 AM.png

Step Two

User Persona: Technical Recruiter

  1. Pick a Jira Story

  2. Navigate through Actions > Take An Interview

  3. Gather Job Characteristics (Job Description)

  4. Take Advantage of Applicant Tracking System  

Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 11.13.17 AM.png
Untitled (5).jpeg
Screenshot 2023-07-04 at 6.39.03 PM.png

Procuring Candidates & Communication

Featured product:
Jira Work Management

Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 2.08.22 PM.png
Recruitment - Board view_2x.png
Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 2.07.47 PM.png

On Interview Day

User Persona: Hiring Manager

  1. When there is an interview invite on the calendar with the candidate

  2. Navigate back to the same Jira Story

  3. Navigate through Actions > Take An Interview

  4. Enter Candidate's email to start the interview

Step Three

Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 11.13.17 AM.png
Screenshot 2023-07-31 at 9.26.34 AM.png
Screenshot 2023-07-31 at 9.21.54 AM.png

 - Technical Assessment Question   

Screenshot 2023-07-31 at 9.22.22 AM.png

 - Communication Skills   

Screenshot 2023-07-31 at 9.22.48 AM.png

 - Technical Assessment Review Question  

Screenshot 2023-07-31 at 9.23.37 AM.png

 - Cultural Fit Round 

Screenshot 2023-07-31 at 9.24.06 AM.png

 - HR Round 

#3 candidates shortlisted, HIRE!

  1. Navigate back to the same Jira Story

  2. Navigate through Actions > Take An Interview

Screenshot 2023-06-26 at 11.13.17 AM.png
Untitled (4).jpeg
bottom of page