Masters of Global Management students Michael Munro and Miles Garvey had an epiphany while searching through job sites for their preparatory internship course.
Even as more and more of their most important relationships in life are being formed online, job searches were not being treated the same way, Munro says. Themes throughout the MGM program have centred on corporate citizenship and culture, and values-based organizations as an increasingly common, important and prevalent part of business; yet, these concepts are not present in most hiring processes - even if they are listed as a part of the job description, he added.
That's where they came up with the idea for CareerEverAfter, a match making site done on a professional level. CareerEverAfter aims to bridge that gap by matching the social values of qualified jobseekers with compatible organizational cultures position requirements, Munro says.
"We aim to provide the candidate with a small pool of pre-screened best-fit opportunities, rather than pages of search results," he says. "Similarly, the hiring company is provided with a shortlist of candidates best suited for their workplace environment without sacrificing positional qualification requirements."
Munro and Garvey are competing against five other companies for a chance to win $25,000 from Intertainment Media Inc. as part of the Innovation Zone contest at this year's Social Media Camp in Victoria June 8-9. CareerEverAfter now has a beta site and the students plan to work on the project over the summer for a full launch later this year.
Check it out at www.careereverafter.com and stay tuned for updates on how they did in the competition!