977. Never Let Others Dictate What Is Possible For You
“As you might guess, I was very big into math and science. And as an added little bonus, I’m dyslexic. So my least favorite topics were anything that was heavy with reading. I could do around seventh grade math in third grade, but I couldn’t read yet. I was ridiculed quite a bit and I was struggling to find my place and where I could belong. I had a teacher in sixth grade who pulled me aside and she said, ‘Melissa, you are too smart for this. You have to stop letting what people tell you your limitations are dictate what you can do. You are much better than this.’ Everything shifted because it went from ‘I can’t do it’ to ‘No, I’m going to show you.’ You can have these moments in life that just shift your entire path. I became a straight A student from there because it was all about not letting other people dictate what’s possible.”
Removing bias from talent evaluation is more than just opening the door to a wider candidate pool in today’s fierce competition for talent. It drives diversity, efficiency, and compliance. That’s why Melissa Dobbins formed Career.Place, an anonymous candidate evaluation solution that removes bias from the screening process. Career.Place removes bias-laden resumes and time consuming screening calls from the hiring process and replaces them with a systemic solution that equips the hiring team with the ability to easily and objectively identify those best qualified for the job.
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