How does JobAgent work?
A guide for jobseekers and recruiters
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For more than a year, we have been building our jobsearch sharing service. The initiative comes from our frustration about how poorly matching the labor market works. Dom flesta är säkert överens om att matchning såsom den ser ut idag kommer att digitaliseras och förändras precis som alla andra branscher. Se till musikindustrin som exempel, för inte särskilt länge sedan så ifrågasatte varken du eller jag det absurda i att gå till en skivbutik och köpa Absolut Music för 179 kr.
You stream music, and now it's time for recruiters to stream your career data!
A sneak-peak at JobAgent® TalentAd and TalentBoard
So what are we building?
When you are going to sell a bicycle, boat or whatever, there are a lot of marketplaces to choose from, but when I as an employee want to make myself available to the labor market, there is no specific marketplace. This is where JobAgent comes in!
We usually compare ourselves with Spotify but based on jobs instead of music. Spotify is a giant marketplace for artists, artists share their data (their songs) and music lovers find the songs. In the same way, JobAgent is a marketplace, but instead of sharing your music, you share information about yourself – for example, where you worked, your skills, your strengths and what types of jobs you are actually interested in.
All data is owned by you as an individual and you decide what should be searchable and what you want to put in your ad about yourself – we call it my TalentAd. And now we come to the part where we talk about the middle ground. You can share it outside of JobAgent, you can convert it into a nice CV with a link to yourself. At the same time you are also searchable for employers.
So imagine this: You own your data, you choose what should be searchable and what you want to present in your ad about you. Then search for recruiters and find you based on information that actually matters. Recruiters apply to you and you can choose whether you are interested in the job or not. So we make sure you are anonymous and secret and you get to decide which recruiter has the best offer. Pretty smart huh?
So what can you do as a job seeker in our platform?
It is entirely up to you what you want to do in the platform, you can choose to tell about where you previously worked, what skills you learned or why not just make a personality description that takes less than 1 min? You have three different “blocks” with information that you can easily respond to at exactly your pace.
You have three different "blocks" with information that you can easily respond to at exactly your pace:
Explore your potential
What you really want
Your killer pitch
Your killer pitch is an automatically generated selling text about yourself. Most people do not like to write selling texts about themselves and writing a personal letter is actually quite tricky. Your killer pitch solves it for you automatically. It describes you in a few sentences based on all the info you have entered regarding where you worked, what you want to work with, what skills you have and of course how you are as a person. It ends up at the top of your TalentAd and makes recruiters want to read more about you.
Your ad about yourself - your TalentAd
The hub of our platform is about you being able to describe yourself in a smart and simple way. That’s why we put your information in a really nicely designed ad about you. We call it your TalentAd. Remember that you are the one who owns it so you do exactly what you want with it. You can send it to recruiters if you are actively looking for a job, you can post it on social media if you want to market yourself and of course recruiters can find you based on all your info that you put in your TalentAd. You can compare your TalentAd with a nice CV but much much smarter. And you know what? You never have to do anything again, you have all your data in your TalentAd.
This is actually the same as your TalentAd stuck in a pdf. So now you can ignore designing your resume and you do not have to think about what should be included or not. You can download your TalentAd as a PDF and then you can send it wherever you want, recruiters can then click on a link in your pdf and vips so they are in your TalentAd.
Smart AI that helps match the right talent with the right job
If you are a little more technically interested, you have probably already thought about how we make matches in the platform. Here’s how: All your data that you upload is searchable (except for your contact information of course). Overall, this means that we use four different types of datasets when we match recruiters and jobs with you:
So if you are going to summarize our algorithms, we have simply thought like this: It should be simple at the same time as you should get really smart matches. We also think that AI should be transparent, so we are happy to tell you how it works.
We fill the platform all the time with a lot of good things. For example, you will soon be able to get career tips and a plan to reach your dream jobs. So you will be able to ask our smart AI “How do I become an HR manager?” or “What should I do to increase my salary?” and we will be able to give you a clear path forward. You will also be able to get automatic tips where we tell you which jobs you already know but may never have thought of before! But all that – it will come a little later. Now it’s time to match you with a job!