Let’s face it; the job board industry is broken. 95% of jobs are filled through referrals, yet companies continue to pump billions of dollars into outdated job postings. At Brazen Careerist, we’ve known this for years. In fact, this was one of the major reasons we created the site to begin with. Fixing a broken […]
Let’s face it; the job board industry is broken. 95% of jobs are filled through referrals, yet companies continue to pump billions of dollars into outdated job postings.
At Brazen Careerist, we’ve known this for years. In fact, this was one of the major reasons we created the site to begin with. Fixing a broken system is never as easy as it sounds, and being a single start-up company, we know we can’t do it on our own. However, today we’re taking our biggest and boldest step forward with the release of two new features; Employer Brand Pages and Brazen Jobs.
Employer brand pages give you a glimpse into the heart and soul of an organization, and let members chat directly with employees. Content from around the web is aggregated and displayed on the page for members to comment on, and employees are highlighted so anyone can connect with them to find out what really goes on behind the closed doors of an organization.
Job postings are boring and outdated, but they still do a good job of letting you know what positions are available at a given company; so we’re linking out to jobs that are relevant to our community of high achievers and self-starters.
Our hope is not to give you a big black hole where you can apply for a job. Rather, we want to give you a place where you can find a job you’re interested in, learn everything possible about the company culture, meet a few employees, and do what needs to be done to get a referral. Because, like I mentioned above, referrals are how you’ll really get a job.
Since day one at Brazen Careerist our dream has been to figure out how we can connect a high achieving community of young professionals directly with the company’s they should be working for. No one is doing this yet. Facebook pages do a great job of promoting a company product and overall brand, but they aren’t designed to show you the culture of an organization and Twitter’s 140 character limit is not designed for in-depth professional conversations.
If used right, Brazen Careerist Employer Brand Pages will do exactly what we set out to do. They’ll give you a glimpse into the heart and soul of an organization. They’ll show you what makes a company tick. They’ll let you know what employees really think of a company. And they’ll introduce you to the people who can actually help you get a job.
It’s a lofty goal, and to make it a reality, we need your help. If there’s no conversation from you – our community, companies won’t be interested, and they won’t bother to participate. But if you leave comments, ask questions, challenge the companies to truly show us what goes on inside, and reach out to current employees to get them involved, we can fundamentally change how people find work. And we can all find a career that we love in the process.