Here is a fresh look at a new job seeker community, Careerleaf.com, an all-in-one job search platform that cuts the time to apply in half, publicly launched. Careerleaf’s partner-driven platform helps job seekers search for jobs, showcase themselves, and track and manage the entire process. You can read more at Careerleaf.com.
Amit De was gracious enough to find a few minutes provide some answers to questions I had. I will say that he had to correct me when I called the site a job board. In fact, the site was created to avoid the feel and function of any job board site. It was his own frustrating research experience using job boards that inspired this site.
What myths do you tackle and debunk with Careerleaf that makes you standout?
We provide a community for candidates that lets them access niche and other job boards, while structuring their job search effectively and efficiently.
What were some of the challenges you faced in starting out?
Building out the features that would help the candidate most, as our solution focuses on the candidate. However, getting the right mix for users is always a challenge.
Please explain the thought process of what you liked and didn’t like about job boards that you were using?
Just searching the large boards, where you have postings which receive hundreds of applications and get no responses. There needs to be a more efficient way of finding the right jobs.
How did you come up with Tracklet?
We created the Careerleaf Tracklet to help job seekers easily track and manage their search. Many job seekers don’t just look for jobs in one place, so Tracklet was created to allow them to easily manage all of their searches across the Web.
Was your goal at the beginning was to cut the initial time from the application to the search?
One of the goals was to cut the time. But overall, to create a more efficient system.
I saw a screen shot of the job seeker profile and it looked very attractive. Are there other considerations to the job seeker profile that would make it stand out to potential employers and recruiters?
There are lots of other features we can add, but too much is also not good. Hence, we felt this was a good balance to allow candidates to showcase themselves efficiently and tailor their profile.
So what would be key elements that a user must have to attract employers and recruiters on their profile?
A fully completed and well-thought out profile will certainly give users a better chance of attracting employers. Job seekers should focus on creating a strong summary of themselves in their bio section to allow employers and recruiters to better understand what they are searching for.