I can be a fairly critical guy. I’m not afraid to identify things I don’t like about something. I say this because the latest site I’m reviewing I am truly very impressed with. I have difficulty identifying a major flaw. The site is called JobScore.com. The purpose of the site is to connect job seekers with employers. "So what? There are hundreds of websites trying to do the same thing," you may say.
What sets JobScore apart is the innovative technology integrated into the site. The innovation is not just for the sake of innovation, but has a clear correlation to increased usability for each party involved. Simply put, the site looks incredible and has some outstanding features that set the bar for the future of job hunting online.
The gist of the site is this: you upload your resume to the site. The software identifies important information from your resume and creates a profile on the site for you. You then fill in the profile with more specific information. You can specify exactly what type of job you are looking for, the geographic area you are looking in, the desired salary, as well as how important each of these areas are to your job search. Once the information is submitted, the site’s software then matches you with jobs that are in the database, automatically informing the employers.
What makes JobScore so cool is that when an employer accesses your profile, you are sent an email detailing how well the job fits in with your desired keywords, location, and compensation. The site has other thoughtful little features such as blocking your current employer from viewing your profile and the ability to control the strength of the job match you desire.
The only downside- the site does not seem to be used heavily right now. The FAQ says that "JobScore is primarily working with employers in the San Francisco Bay area". However, given the user friendliness and creative innovation displayed in the site, I don’t expect that to be the case for long. JobScore is free to use, and who knows, may match you up with that perfect job.
It should be noted that JobScore operates primarily as a cooperative recruiting network via an employer-to-employer resume sharing system. This post has been written from a job-seekers point of view.
This is a guest post by Steve Krager.