Jobalaya

Discover dream companies the same way you discover music. 💡

Jobalaya is an exploration-oriented job search platform that lets top talent discover smaller tech companies with preference tags & user-built lists.

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Hello Product Hunters! 👋 We are super excited to introduce Jobalaya to you all. We all love discovering new music using Moods and playlists on Spotify. So our team thought, why can't we do the same for job search? 💡 Most job search tools in the market are built around targeted search. This means you can find specific companies or jobs very quickly. But if you want to discover new companies that you'll love based on softer, non-conventional criteria such as company missions, cultures, work environments, or leadership, these search-oriented job sites usually cripple you. This is the gap Jobalaya wants to fill in. Here are some of the features available on Jobalaya: 🏷️ Use preference tags to discover and filter companies, e.g. “pet-friendly”, “social good”, or “female leadership” 📃 Browse user-built lists to see which companies are popular among other job seekers 💖 Collect your favorite companies so they know you're interested in them 👍 Provide reference checks upfront so recruiters take the feedback from your advocates into consideration Read about why we started Jobalaya ***** For employers - Our focus on exploration makes Jobalaya a great place for smaller tech firms to gain visibility among the Apples, Facebooks, and Ubers of the tech world! 👀 You can even access passive candidates who've shown interests in you, which is a dream come true for us small giants! Jobalaya is free to use at the moment, but we're planning to launch a paid version in the coming months. Make sure you get $25 free credits now by signing up using this special link! ***** My team and I are here to answer any question you may have, and we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Thanks!
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@ellie_chang Congrats for launching! 🍾
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@satwaya Thanks Joshua! 💪 We're pretty excited. Would love to hear what you think about Jobalaya from a student's perspective. 🙂
@ellie_chang I wish Jobalaya were there during my first year of MBA!
@evelynyu I feel you! It's here now, hope it helps you land your dream job! 🙂
@ellie_chang Congrats & looking forward to expand the team with Jobalaya's help!

Choosing the right small or medium enterprises (SME) is harder than choosing the right big brand, because SMB is a diverse group of companies with various working conditions. This platform addresses this complexity in a graceful fashion.

Pros:

Finally we can search jobs by culture and environment, such as free-food, pet-friendly, visa sponsorship, apple products, etc. Brilliant!

Cons:

Wish to see more companies join this website

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Thanks for the review @hwlu!! Glad you like our idea to search by preference tags. We're definitely working hard to get more companies to join Jobalaya! 😃
As an international student who wants to switch her career into tech in the state, I struggled a lot when seeking opportunities because I didn't know what tech firms existed -- didn't know what to type into the search bar after browsing all the big-name companies. I like how Jobalaya applies the concept of "exploring music" on job seeking. Even though I am not actively searching for jobs now, I still enjoyed browsing all the cool companies on the website. Good job and congratulation for the launch! @ellie_chang @nowonderg @mmarissahuang
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Thanks @evelynyu! We think small awesome tech companies deserve much more exposure. Glad it helps!

I've been hiring around the world and also in Taiwan, Taipei. There aren't many job platform that helps us connect with people who are really looking for something beyond a better paycheck.

Pros:

Their service is easy to use and has some pretty great talent. I've not yet hired through jobalaya but I don't think it would be too hard

Cons:

There isn't that many candidates yet, waiting for it to be a bit more mature as it grows.

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We hope to help candidates find ideal companies, and vice versa. Quality is definitely over quantity. We will keep improving our product to make sure that! Thanks for your feedback @jesse_sum!
Congrats on the launch! It seems interesting and well executed!
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