As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard to list my work experience on the Talent Hub because I am only able to list a maximum of 10 projects, each with 500 character limits, allowing approximately 5500 characters for me to describe years and years within. I have twelve years of experience and counting, and that is a lot of history to condense into only 5500 characters with 11 compartmentalized sections.
If Roblox is able to address this issue, it would improve my development experience because I would actually be able to list my work experience.
As a long-time Roblox developer, the Talent Hub is simply too limited
As I mentioned I have been developing on the platform for over twelve years, and have worked on more than one project a year, not all of which I find interesting or good portfolio material, but many of which I may still want to list. The number of projects I have worked on has grown, over time I have been expanding my Talent Hub portfolio to include both older, and newer work, however I have recently discovered the 10 project limit, on top of all of the other numerous limitations of the Talent Hub.
There are 500 character limits, limits on what information I can list, limits on links and resources I can add, and limits on finding jobs that meet my criteria. There are limits on communication, receiving any notice that any of the multiple applications I made have been replied to. Some limits are understandable, like filtering, and only some links being allowed. These are safety features and are perfectly reasonable. But some limits are either features which have not received the attention they need, and some limits feel illogical.
Many of these limits do not seem to have any obvious reason for their existence, and they have been around and have been complained about for a long time. These limitations of the Talent Hub have been brought up numerous times over months and months, since the dawn of it’s existence. And, the fact that I am still discovering new limits on the Talent Hub, feeling like none of these issues are being addressed is deeply frustrating.
The (outside) impact of Talent Hub limitations
I feel like the impact of these limits is not really fully pointed out or addressed.
The Talent Hub creates a magnet for developers and those searching for developers for their projects, but it ultimately has so many limitations that make it terrible at what it aims to achieve.
It’s potential is huge, it is backed by Roblox, and it feels like it wants to offer many nice features. But I really feel Roblox is not addressing the problems that make it difficult to use and really make it less good at what it could do. I feel there is not much transparency about why these limits have remained for so long, and it doesn’t feel like Roblox sees these limits the way developers do.
They don’t just exist on the Talent Hub, the Talent Hub has a significant sway on how people look for developers and jobs on Roblox. This has an effect off the platform, not just on it, and I feel that Roblox’s choice to push the Talent Hub introduces some responsibility on their part to ensure they are, at the very least, keeping the capability of the Talent Hub comparable to the capability of other alternatives which will and do see less use.
In summary, I genuinely feel the Talent Hub currently is mostly an active hindrance to me personally, and I feel that it negatively impacts off-platform stuff, whether or not I use it or choose to take part in it. It does this by dividing job search, and sucking up my time as I put effort trying to work around its severe limitations. I reword until everything simply feels “good enough” and then I move on, but I don’t feel that I can achieve anything more on the Talent Hub, whilst still feeling obligated to utilize it.