In the evolving landscape of Washington D.C.’s job market, traditional hiring methods are undergoing a transformation. This course introduces the concept of skills-based hiring, highlighting the importance of valuing competencies over qualifications. Learners will explore the business advantages of this approach, backed by real-world case studies like JetBlue’s innovative strategy. The curriculum further equips participants with the skills to craft effective, bias-free job postings, and offers strategies for refining recruitment processes. Emphasis is placed on inclusivity, feedback mechanisms, and the role of demographic surveys in enhancing recruitment. By course end, participants will be ready to revolutionize their hiring practices, aligning with modern market demands.