Although some statistical tools, such as mean and median, used for modelling a problem containing parameters or alternatives with multiple intuitionistic fuzzy values because these values are obtained in a specific period, decrease uncertainty, they lead to data loss. However, interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy values can overcome such a concern. For this reason, the present study proposes the concept of interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy parameterized interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy soft sets (d-sets) and presents several of its basic properties. Moreover, by usingd-sets, we suggest a new soft decision-making method and apply it to a problem concerning the eligibility of candidates for two vacant positions in an online job advertisement. Since it is the first method proposed in relation to this structure (d-sets), it is impossible to compare this method with another in this sense. To deal with this difficulty, we introduce four new concepts, i.e. mean reduction, mean bireduction, mean bireduction-reduction, and mean reduction-bireduction. By using these concepts, we apply four state-of-the-art soft decision-making methods to the problem. We then compare the ranking performances of the proposed method with those of the four methods. Besides, we apply five methods to a real problem concerning performance-based value assignment to some filters used in image denoising and compare the ranking performances of these methods. Finally, we discussd-sets and the proposed method for further research.