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Archer Job Search | Simplifying Career Advancement

ARCHER CAREER JOB SEARCH | EXPANDING AFFORDABLE ACCESS TO EXPERT JOB SEARCH TOOLS

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Project Description

Archer Career is building career technology

to improve job search execution.

STRUCTURE | INSIGHTS | RESULTS

 

THE PROBLEM

Have you had to look for a job recently? Do you know a college or graduate student seeking an internship or full-time job? If it's you or you know someone, you can appreciate how HARD it is. What makes it hard? There are these BIG SIX challenges:

  1. Where to begin - it is a big, unstructured problem
  2. How to structure time - no meetings pop on my calendar for "job search"
  3. How to benchmark my progress - where am I and am I making progress?
  4. Information is overwhelming - millions of pieces of advice, which are current best practices?
  5. Lack of access to career services or can't afford private career coaching
  6. Job searching means rejection - it is hard to keep motivated

How do we know these are big challenges? Experience.

 

WHY US

Domain expertise: 12 years career coaching | 2 years with the MBA career office at Chicago Booth | coached collectively for three decades as managers at leading consulting firms and companies

Coaching valued by others: 490 individual clients | 250+ workshops with 11,200 attendees | 21 university and company clients | clients and work across 14 countries

Results: Clients received $!5M in salary offers | offers received at 30+ organizations | most offers considered employers of choice by students and working professionals.

Roots in technology and tech strategy: Sprint, IBM, Accenture, Diamond Management and Technology Partners | collectively hundreds of consulting engagements, multiple product launches

Passion: We are committed because of the  importance of employment, by young professionals, those who invest in education, and those with ambitions to make a difference. We are coaches, educators, professionals, with multiple degrees in areas of study that apply to our work. We have been in the shoes of our clients and customers as well - we relate.

 

Client Testimonial

"For someone that has trouble keeping up with the items I put on my plate at any given time, [a structured] program was the perfect fit. [Pam’s approach] kept me motivated, on track, and was the best source I could tap into to validate ideas, lines of thinking, etc. to help me succeed in this process."

 

OUR SOLUTION

Archer Job Search is a software application designed to create a more organized and guided structure to the job search process.

 

The foundation of the application is a checklist

 

 

Our inspiration for Archer Job Search is The Checklist Manifesto, by Dr. Atul Gawande. We have used an off-the-shelf software tool for several years with positive outcomes. Now, we have created a focused application for the job seeker - for students and working professionals.

What does it do?

  • DASHBOARD - measure where you stand compared to progress benchmarks
  • GUIDED PATH - see what to do this week, and each week thereafter
  • BEST PRACTICES - curated by us and at your fingertips - no internet searches
  • INSTRUCTION/LESSONS - know what to do and how to do it
  • NETWORKING ACTIVITIES -  track all in one place
  • REMINDERS/NUDGES - get alerts when to follow-up and for motivation

Mostly importantly, it is economical for the job seeker. Our goal is to provide the insights of expert, individual coaching to all, with a cost that is not limiting - to give job seekers with career ambitions equal opportunity to know best practices and be ready to secure job offers.

 

Academic research supports our solution: goal exploration, goal clarity, active job search, and job-search quality had consistent positive relationship with employment quality. 1

 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION ENABLES

 

Accelerating the development of

Archer Job Search

  • When Covid-19 hit, we knew we needed to bring our solution to market, that it would be needed now more than ever, but we wanted to go farther than our original MVP.
  • Our fundraising is aimed to give access to our application for job seekers, everywhere.
  • We need to be creative in our marketing and support students and those affected by unemployment during this challenging time.

 

WHAT YOU GET

 

  • CONTRIBUTE + GET A REWARD - pick your level and use the reward yourself
  • GIFT - give your reward to a job seeker in need, any individual
  • SPONSOR - Identify an organization that supports job seekers or a college/university in need - we will provide a group license
  • SHARE - tell others who are interested or might benefit from our software/services

 

OUR TEAM

We are passionate about career advancement and return on investment in education.

  • CEO/Co-Founder - Dr. Pam Schilling, MBA Chicago Booth. 12 years in career coaching, career services with Chicago Booth. Prior, strategy consultant (Strategy&, Huron Consulting Group, Diamond).
  • CTO/Co-Founder - Kate Corrigan, MBA/BA Computer Science. 30+ years in technology strategy and consulting (Accenture, Diamond, IBM)
  • Head of Content - Patty Hurley, M.S.Ed/MLIS. 10+ years in research, library science, and instructional design. Business research librarian and adjunct faculty.
  • Go-to-Market Team - Dr. Jeremy Morse, Head of Programs and Kathy Muller, Content Writer

Key advisors - Former Bain, BCG, McKinsey, and AlixPartners consultants, retired SVP at AON (Talent and Rewards), Partner in Data Analytics consulting firm, CTO/Co-Founder of a SaaS B2B software company. hundreds of top tier and T25 MBA students, undergraduate students, non-business masters and PhDs/post-Docs.

Learn more about us here: https://www.archercareer.com/team

 

Thank you for supporting us!

We’re grateful for your contribution to our mission to impact determined and ambitious job seekers everywhere.

 

 

1 van Hooft, E. A., Kammeyer-Mueller, J. D., Wanberg, C. R., Kanfer, R., & Basbug, G. (2018). Job search and employment success: A quantitative review and future research agenda. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

What is the money going to be used for?

The funds we raise will be used to support the development, piloting, and launch of our new job search tool aimed at supporting job seekers from all walks of life.
 
When will I receive my reward(s)?

Depending on your level of contribution, you will receive your reward(s) at different times, as some rewards include access to software currently in development. We will be in touch with all of our supporters directly to confirm the details!
 
Can I gift my reward to someone else?

Yes! All rewards can be gifted to a family member, friend, student, or job seeker in need. We understand that some of our donors may wish to donate access to our software or other rewards they receive to someone they care about. If you wish to gift your reward(s), please simply respond to our email we send to all supporters, mention your intention to donate your reward, and provide the name and email address of your chosen recipient! We will take it from there.
 
Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Unfortunately, only projects involving 501(c)3 organizations or fiscal sponsors allow for tax-deductible contributions. 

 

Joanne Dahm
12/02/2020
The Quiver
$2,425
Chandrani Roychowdhury
10/29/2020
Matching Arrows
$225
Kalyan C. Mutyala
10/27/2020
Bowstring
$100
Daniel Mansouri
10/27/2020
A Hit
$25
10/22/2020
Warrior
$500
10/22/2020
The Archer
$3,000
Tim Formanek
10/07/2020
Monetary Contribution
$1,500
Dante Diamente
09/13/2020
Warrior
$500
Nidhi Khanna
09/01/2020
Bowstring
$100
Kevin Taylor
08/28/2020
Arrowhead
$50
300.00 USD
Bow and Arrow
USE OR GIFT - Reward includes:
  • 1 year software subscription
  • 1 hour of career coaching
  • Career Coaching Care Package
Options:
  • Use for yourself
  • Specify the recipient
  • Work with our team to find an individual in need.
Support students, under-represented minorities, or veterans.
24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
The Longbow
SPONSOR AN ORGANIZATION:
  • Sponsor a nonprofit. affinity organization, or under-resourced college/university*
  • Nominate or we will gift in your name
  • Organization receives a 3 year software license OR $5,000 worth of career programming
* Example organizations:
  • Nonprofits: Career Transition Center of Chicago, Hire Heroes USA, JVS Career & Employment, Upwardly Global
  • Organizations: Teach For America Alumni, Society of Women Engineers, Jumpstart
  • Colleges/Universities: Community Colleges, schools with large populations of under-represented minorities, or a specific student group with career programming
4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution
Contribute to Archer - why?
  1. Support a female founded start-up
  2. Express connection to Archer Career's mission
  3. Support others who face a similar challenge in their job search as you did
  4. Thank Archer Career for prior work together, to enable us to expand our impact
4 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
A Hit
Contribute and accept our THANK YOU.
  • At the completion of our campaign, we will have a special "Thank You" section of our website, dedicated to our crowdfunding contributors!
  • Alternatively, include a thank you to someone who helped you professionally or advanced your career.
2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Arrowhead
Thank you + Career Coaching Care Package.
  • At the completion of our campaign, we will have a special "Thank You" section of our website, dedicated to our crowdfunding contributors!
  • Alternatively, include a thank you to someone who helped you professionally or advanced your career.
  • Receive one (1) Career Coaching Care Package - a fun collection of items from Archer Career. Use or share with a friend.
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Bowstring
USE or GIFT - 1 year Archer Career software subscription.
Options:
  • Use for yourself
  • Specify the recipient
  • Work with our team to find an individual in need.
Support students, under-represented minorities, or veterans.
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Warrior
SUPPORT A VETERAN.
2 year software subscription + 5 hours of career coaching.
Specify the veteran or military spouse to support or we can work to identify someone in need.

 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
The Quiver
USE or GIFT:
  • 2 year software subscription
  • $1,250 of career coaching
Options:
  • Use for yourself
  • Specify the recipient
  • Work with our team to find an individual in need.
Support students, under-represented minorities, or veterans.
14 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
The Archer
SPONSOR AN ORGANIZATION:
  • Sponsor a nonprofit. affinity organization, or under-resourced college/university*
  • Nominate or we will gift in your name
  • Organization receives a 2 year software license OR $3,000 worth of career programming
* Example organizations:
  • Nonprofits: Career Transition Center of Chicago, Hire Heroes USA, JVS Career & Employment, Upwardly Global
  • Organizations: Teach For America Alumni, Society of Women Engineers, Jumpstart
  • Colleges/Universities: Community Colleges, schools with large populations of under-represented minorities, or a specific student group with career programming
9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

300.00 USD
Bow and Arrow
USE OR GIFT - Reward includes:
  • 1 year software subscription
  • 1 hour of career coaching
  • Career Coaching Care Package
Options:
  • Use for yourself
  • Specify the recipient
  • Work with our team to find an individual in need.
Support students, under-represented minorities, or veterans.
24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
The Longbow
SPONSOR AN ORGANIZATION:
  • Sponsor a nonprofit. affinity organization, or under-resourced college/university*
  • Nominate or we will gift in your name
  • Organization receives a 3 year software license OR $5,000 worth of career programming
* Example organizations:
  • Nonprofits: Career Transition Center of Chicago, Hire Heroes USA, JVS Career & Employment, Upwardly Global
  • Organizations: Teach For America Alumni, Society of Women Engineers, Jumpstart
  • Colleges/Universities: Community Colleges, schools with large populations of under-represented minorities, or a specific student group with career programming
4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution
Contribute to Archer - why?
  1. Support a female founded start-up
  2. Express connection to Archer Career's mission
  3. Support others who face a similar challenge in their job search as you did
  4. Thank Archer Career for prior work together, to enable us to expand our impact
4 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
A Hit
Contribute and accept our THANK YOU.
  • At the completion of our campaign, we will have a special "Thank You" section of our website, dedicated to our crowdfunding contributors!
  • Alternatively, include a thank you to someone who helped you professionally or advanced your career.
2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Arrowhead
Thank you + Career Coaching Care Package.
  • At the completion of our campaign, we will have a special "Thank You" section of our website, dedicated to our crowdfunding contributors!
  • Alternatively, include a thank you to someone who helped you professionally or advanced your career.
  • Receive one (1) Career Coaching Care Package - a fun collection of items from Archer Career. Use or share with a friend.
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Bowstring
USE or GIFT - 1 year Archer Career software subscription.
Options:
  • Use for yourself
  • Specify the recipient
  • Work with our team to find an individual in need.
Support students, under-represented minorities, or veterans.
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Warrior
SUPPORT A VETERAN.
2 year software subscription + 5 hours of career coaching.
Specify the veteran or military spouse to support or we can work to identify someone in need.

 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
The Quiver
USE or GIFT:
  • 2 year software subscription
  • $1,250 of career coaching
Options:
  • Use for yourself
  • Specify the recipient
  • Work with our team to find an individual in need.
Support students, under-represented minorities, or veterans.
14 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
The Archer
SPONSOR AN ORGANIZATION:
  • Sponsor a nonprofit. affinity organization, or under-resourced college/university*
  • Nominate or we will gift in your name
  • Organization receives a 2 year software license OR $3,000 worth of career programming
* Example organizations:
  • Nonprofits: Career Transition Center of Chicago, Hire Heroes USA, JVS Career & Employment, Upwardly Global
  • Organizations: Teach For America Alumni, Society of Women Engineers, Jumpstart
  • Colleges/Universities: Community Colleges, schools with large populations of under-represented minorities, or a specific student group with career programming
9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward