In some parts of the world, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a person to find a job he/she loves. However, when it comes to tech-related jobs, it has been made a bit easier for people to find jobs. Two former Google engineers created a startup, known as Leap.ai, and the app aims to help people looking for tech jobs to find them.
To start searching for jobs on Leap.ai, you need to sign up on the app’s website or iOS app and create a profile. Next, submit a self-assessment, detailing your strengths, types of jobs you prefer and your values as an individual. Then the algorithm matches your information with what a company is looking for in a potential employee. Once there’s a match, Leap.ai alerts you of the opportunity and sends your resume to the employer, along with a sort of recommendation letter. This recommendation letter is basically to explain to the employer why the job seeker is a good candidate for the company and position.
In other words, Leap.ai tries to make the job-searching process as easy as possible. Currently, the app has 50 customers, which include Dropbox, Uber and Zoom. The customers are charged for their services when they successfully hire a candidate. The rate is based on the employee’s first-year salary.
Here’s a quote from Richard Liu, cofounder and CEO of Leap.ai, in an interview with TechCrunch:
“I probably hired 500 people into mu division. We learned that hiring is hard. Your ability to learn, collaborate or take initiative are strong characteristics, but it is hard to get a feel for them from an interview. Curiosity and drive, in an interview process you can’t do much to gauge that.”
Hopefully, with the job market being the way it is, at least people looking for tech-related jobs will find it a bit easier to get good jobs that suit them.