- I didn't get a job through this, but it was the least sketchy recruitment entity I have ever encountered. The "case manager" or whatever they call it that I was assigned to was really nice and helpful, and I was glad to be featured on their site.
- A little biased but we use referrals to help friends find jobs. 75% of jobs are found through referrals and we have a community of 24,000 members ready to help. We're diverse (50% women), welcoming and have plenty of tech and non tech jobs. We also have events where people can network with companies (this Wednesday in 8 US cities)The referral and connection based concept that HireClub has really sets it apart from other platform driven and centric products out there.
- Easiest way to get in touch with trusted recruiters. More often, they head hunt you than the other way round
- I searched for an executive level marketing job for months, which is a typical time it takes for such a thing. I used every service I could find. I found ZipRecruiter to offer the most targeted jobs, the best selection and it's what I ultimately found the job I accepted through. I ended up being offered three positions using it. I've also spoken to the recruiters and employers and they say they found it t be one of the best from their side of things as well. Their app and alerts are useful and not spammy, irrelevant or annoying as well, which I can't say about a lot of the others. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/
- I have been following Huntr as it is being developed and adding new features and I'm a huge fan of the new mobile app that allows you to search your favorite platforms and save those jobs into their Kanban boards for applications. It's wonderful how easily it captures job details. I would like to see an application that pulls some of the strengths from the outdated and ugly jibberjobber system. I want robust contact management and follow-up, places for copies of questions answered during the application process, and a search of linked-in for contacts. I also loved when I could see who was on my network via twitter. I want a career management tool where there is a logbook for all the wins and feedback at your current job (A brag file). Coordinate with tools that will scan your resume and the job posting to tell you what skills or keywords or missing, and some follow-up email templates (Muse has great suggestions) and some places to research target companies. It would be awesome to compile business articles from the web into a company profile. Jibberjobber on the web tries to be a career contact management tool but fails with its design, ease of use, etc... It's a good case study. (Providing company email formats is another cool feature and I use a bunch of tools to find things like Prophet, Hunter, Leaf or whatever seems to work best these days. As a recruiter, I hunt people down Reddit, Goodreads, and any other communities where I can see their interests and learning. This can probably be something incorporated into job seekers systems. Career Management and Neworking is really important and anything that can handle a bunch of this stuff would make me a happy camper!