Braintrust Ideas

Do you have an idea that can make Braintrust better? A bug to report? A frustrating experience? Share your thoughts here!

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  1. Customize "Name" associated with a referral link

    The referral link is to a page with "Jennifer invited you to sign up." A freelance agency (a company for the Talent) may want its name to be shown -- not the human name of the person who signed up. There are privacy concerns that an individual has. The people being referred may trust an agency's name more. Have no name on the page of the referral link or give the account user a field to enter to put in the name of their choice. This was the page of the referral link that will show "Talent Scounts Inc." or have no association visibly to the person who will get the referral bonus. For referral liability, some people would be more inclined to give out the link if their name was not associated with the link.

    Megan Conard

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  2. Improving the Discord onboarding experience

    Joining Discord was a bit of an disorienting experience- I wasn't clear on where to go or what I had to do. I joined at the advice of Adam & Gabe to 'meet the team'. Suggestion #1 Tailor the on-boarding experience with the assumption the new joiner has no background on Braintrust (since they could be at any point on the marketing funnel) What this means: On Discord, explain the what: e.g. Braintrust is a network (built by freelancers for freelancers) to find opportunities. The purpose of the Discord is to build a community and improve the network itself. On Discord, explain the why: e.g. To become part of the network, new members must contribute to its growth. The more you contribute, the more access you will get to x/y/z. On Discord, ensure that the guide/prompts give enough of a summary as to not necessitate a new member to leave Discord to read a website (drop-off risk), but it's totally fine to provide an accompanying link for more info At a more tactical level: Visually, I would make step #1 to join the Community Call and step #2 to do the proof of work, even if the new member doesn't do it in this order. My assumption is the call will explain a lot of the above, including the proof-of-work piece. Include the link Annelie sent me to the Proof-of-work step listed in the Proof-of-work channel Maybe even have provide a proof-of-work example in the Discord (e.g. 'Jon posted how he would improve the onboarding experience in the #product-feedback channel as proof-of-work')

    Jon L
    #Talent Experience #Don't Make me Think! 🧠#General Organizational Feedback ⭐️

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  3. Freelance Label Incorrectly Applied

    I'm specifically looking for freelance or independent contractor work. There is a label that is shown in the results of "Freelance" but many of those jobs have something in the title (like W2 Only) that contradicts the label. I find it very frustrating that the filters and labels do not match the job.

    Jerry Michael W
    #Talent Experience #Frustrating Experience 🀯#Jobs Search & Filter

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  4. Add the ability to cancel/quit a contract

    Right now, only the client can cancel/terminate a contract. However, contracts are, by nature, bi-directional. Either party should be able to terminate the contract, as long as no terms are being violated. The issue this creates is that people end up having a lot of "hanging" jobs that have long passed and because the client can't be bothered to terminate the contract, it keeps showing up on your dashboard (I have 2).

    Bill P
    #Talent Experience #Platform Improvement πŸ‘#Frustrating Experience 🀯

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  5. Post Talent Availability vs Job Availability

    Why is everything still following the old help wanted posting in the classified ads section workflow? BT's claim is to be a network by the talent and for the talent. With computers and databases and searching why not allow the talent to post their profile, skills, and availability and allow those needing talent to search for the talent that matches their need? Workflow: Tallent creates a profile using established keywords and using things that can be filtered upon availability and job type Client searches the platform for the talent needed and can send an inquiry about interest. Benefits Client could fill needed role very quickly vs posting a job and waiting for people to apply Talent doesn't need to spend time applying for jobs, especially for the ones the client doesn't actually hire a BT talent.

    Jerry Michael W
    #Talent Experience #Matching#BRILLIANT Idea πŸ’Ž

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  6. Let talent show or hide projects at will

    The problem: As a provider, I only want my best, and most relevant work to be visible at a time. I also want to test which projects are more likely to convert to interviews. However, I don't want to have to delete a project when I don't want it to show up. On a related note, I'd also like to experiment with things like showing absolutely zero projects on my profile page, and test whether that makes clients more likely to go for that first interview to get a portfolio walkthrough.

    Marc M
    #Talent Experience #Platform Improvement πŸ‘#Talent Profile

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  7. Bug Report: Redirect Loop in Braintrust Academy

    Looks like there's some sort of redirect loop problem with the BT academy for old accounts. Essentially, when you try to login to the academy, you are redirected to the logged-in experience for Braintrust. Then, when you click "Start Course", you are taken to the logged out version of the academy aagain. Reproduced in this video: https://www.loom.com/share/dbe06b4ee72840bc9898fa8b29e4b40d

    Marc M
    #Frustrating Experience 🀯#Bug πŸ›

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  8. Improve Job Search

    Jobs Search has numerous bugs and is missing critical search criteria. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1omVa1vzFsIEEPDpR89RAyRLojzfj70jtWLWfqPHPHqA/edit#heading=h.z18ldc3bpun5 Submitted on behalf of Chris Fox See original post

    Megan Conard
    #Platform Improvement πŸ‘#Jobs Search & Filter#Job Discovery

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  9. Talent Dashboard

    A landing page for Talent users where they gain situational awareness. Personalized dashboard with each module toggles off/on : β€’ profile analytics (views, clicks) β€’ proposals: drafts/sent/viewed/accepted/withdraw β€’ recommended jobs β€’ discord: notifications, unread message preview, hot topics β€’ earnings User benefit: a summary view of personalized information which is currently out of view, behind navigation or icons

    Patrick S
    #Talent Experience #Don't Make me Think! 🧠#Talent Home

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  10. Systematically remove jobs from the Job List if they have expired

    Some were submitted five or more months ago yet are still accepting proposals. Eliminate jobs that are no longer open. Submitted on behalf of JF on Jan 28, 2022 See original post Simi

    Megan Conard
    #Frustrating Experience 🀯

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  11. Improve Job Descriptions

    Many client jobs are written in unappealing ways, so talent won't apply. Sometimes I see openings I decide not to apply to for the way the job is posted, something like: Unappealing. Sounds boring, limiting. Wording. Techs don't mix and match, make no sense, or wrong acronyms. Seems like not much thought was put into it. Condescending. Gives too much information in the JD for a senior position that should be assumed known, such as Git Allow for talent feedback on job postings. Submitted on behalf of J Faleiro on Jan 28, 2022 See original post

    Megan Conard

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  12. Talent profile - multiple versions

    When submitting a proposal it would be helpful having multiple versions of my profile to highlight different skills. Currently you'd have to rewrite your profile to tailor the job and your proposal. If I submit a proposal for a project manager job I'd want to use my project manager version, when I apply for devops my devops version, for solution architecture I'd highlight the leadership and technical skills required for the job. This would help give you the best chance of standing out in connection to your proposal.

    Per B
    #Talent Experience #Platform Improvement πŸ‘

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  13. Improved Feedback from Clients on talent that was not selected

    Clients not replying to proposals or explaining why they don't hire. Submitted on behalf of J Faleiro on Jan 28, 2022 See original post

    Megan Conard

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  14. POAPs for events

    Short for "Proof of Attendance Protocol," P.O.A.P. is the platform and infrastructure that enables the creation and storage of memories by POAP issuers and POAP collectors. Each POAP is a digital record held by collectors as digital proof that they attended, or participated in, a physical, virtual, or spiritual event. POAPs are a gift from issuers to collectors that acknowledge the non-material (and, yet, invaluable) contributions that members of a community contribute to the collective health of the social organism in the form of time, energy, attention, participation, goodwill, talent, and other forms of prosocial activity. POAPs are very popular In Web 3.0 space I believe The Braintrust also can use POAPs for some events as such as Community Call, Video Interview session etc. 1️⃣ For implement this idea need to develop the design of POAPs first of all. And there is many option to do that: πŸ”Έ Braintrust Team will develop the design itself πŸ”Έ Run design competition in Discord for all level users πŸ”Έ Contact with team of POAPathon Discord to arrange competition in their Discord. Instruction here: https://www.poapathon.com/requests. πŸ”Έ Contact with Gitcoin team because sometimes they arrange such competition during Hackathons in their platform. Example is here: https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/poapathon? 2️⃣ After choosing of POAP design need to create an application in platform https://app.poap.xyz/admin/events/newю. (Instruction here: https://help.poap.xyz/en/articles/5802657-how-do-i-set-up-a-poap-drop) Aditional resources: POAP Directory: https://twitter.com/izgnzlz/status/1506251503853518851?s=20&t=9_9btBAi8ekI_iLa6WG69w

    Rail S
    #Talent Experience #Platform Improvement πŸ‘

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  15. Allow Talent to offer themselves up to Clients as apprentice/intern

    As an Approved Talent I would like to be able to offer my services for free or low cost. This offer would be for a negotiated period only and it's purpose would be: Provide an opportunity for Talent to gather more experience in their existing skills or enter new fields such as Web3 Provide opportunities for a Client to lower the perceived risk of employing someone who may not fit Allow Braintrust to collaborate with Clients in terms of raising skills and experience in the Talent community Enable Talent Matchers/Account Managers to offer something which costs very little for the Client and benefits the entire ecosystem as far as high quality skills are concerned Personally I am able and willing to join a Client for an agreed upon period on specific Web3 projects. The Client may, after this period, close out the engagement or make an offer. This idea hinges on the fact that there may well be many Talents who are as willing to participate as I am. They would be risking their time and effort but the reward of added experience and the heightened possibility of being hired are serious upsides.

    Aubrey M
    #Talent Experience #General Organizational Feedback ⭐️#BRILLIANT Idea πŸ’Ž

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