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New Jobs without Interviews

Participating in open innovation contributes to your portfolio of work and references, perhaps the direct path to new jobs in the future.

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Flipkart and Udacity are experimenting with a partnership where graduates of Udacity's nanodegree program can get a job without interviewing (Flipkart and Udacity want a world without job interviews). Flipkart uses the student's portfolio and reviews from the program, and goes from there. I love the point they make that this approach allows them to evaluate a candidate's real work over time, not just on how well he or she happens to present on a single day.

It points toward a future where a person's portfolio of experiences and network of references are the primary tools to opening doors. Open innovation is an activity where people build these kinds of experiences and networks. Perhaps there are ways for open innovation communities to build the reputation, trust, and bridges to new opportunities that the Flipkart / Udacity example represents. 

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