As a Roblox developer that is forced to rely on the Talent Hub for commissions, it is incredibly frustrating to have to apply for a job just to ask some questions.
What the Talent Hub currently does is it sends you an invite to your inbox and you have to pick between being able to chat by applying for the position and rejecting it. It’s similar when you apply for a job. It is incredibly frustrating as most people who do make hiring posts on the Talent Hub are always incredibly vague about what they want or just don’t have certain key information in the post. Being forced to indicate that you’re 100% interested in applying while you just want to ask follow up questions is misleading to the people who are looking for developers at best.
If Roblox allowed us to talk to employers before indicating interest, it would make scoping out details more efficient. I do understand that asking questions does indicate interest, however, it’s not a 100% interest. Personally, I am almost never fully interested in a position until I get to ask the follow up questions to fill in the blanks. I also know that this goes for quite a number of people. By not opting into the vetting process for those positions, we don’t end up giving people hope for hiring someone but also be able to in a way give feedback to those who are new to the process and simply don’t have anyone to really ask if they’re missing something.
Below, I attached a photo of the inbox for how the individual chat could look like.
As you can see, the green “applied” is changed to “Click here to apply!” while the chat is not hidden away behind a consent prompt.
This would greatly increase the usefulness of the Talent Hub as the process of withdrawing from applications is as of now still a little buggy and sometimes you have to do it more than once.