Build Job Swiper!

Let's build a world in which a job seeker has control of which company can see their interest, and who is interested in them.

Adria
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Project Ends on April 4, 2019

Project Description

  • My name is Adria McMichael, and I am building a job search app that gives control to users by fine tuning their search results, learning who they are, and allows for you to block words, titles, and even people.

  • I created Job Swiper after a conversation with a co-worker. We were both miserable, and frankly scared about our futures at our job. Because of this, we were both actively searching for work. My friend said to me that she had been ghosted by a company, and I said- exactly- this is just like dating, but the technology doesn't support us as seekers. Right then, I excused myself and worked on the idea of a job search that gives you the control of a dating app, like Tinder. Job Swiper was born.

  • Job Swiper seeks to give control back to the Job Seeker, and even to the recruiter. We want people to make real connections while looking for their next professional relationship.

  • We want people to easily navigate their job search, and have control over it too. Is there a company that is ignoring you skill set and hounding you? You can block them. Are you a data analyst, but keep seeing jobs for hotel sales analyst positions? You can block those results from showing!

  • Job searching has become like modern day dating, but our technology has not kept up with the obvious congruence. We seek to make the search easier, quicker, and more inline with a growing workforce.

  • The wireframe is there, the app is all but built. The funding will go 100% to building the app, and the beginning marketing stages, along with tech support for the first 90 days.

  • You know someone right now who is searching for a job, and they are frustrated because they are wasting hours sifting through search results, through recruiters, through companies that have absolutely nothing to do with their expertise. You know a hiring manager, a recruiter, or a company owner who is tired of seeing the same type of candidate, even the same candidate come through for a job they are not qualified for. Job Swiper changes all of this, by allowing everyone to fully control their search and their results.

  • This is a globally accessible app for anyone looking for a job, both seriously and casually. This market is global and enormous.

  • Thank you, everyone for believing in me and this app. I know that this is a thing the world needs, that your kids need, that someone you know right now needs. I am extremely grateful, and I promise that my app will change the job search- my company will change the world.

 

 

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How is this different? 
    • You, whether you are a recruiter or seeker, have control again. 
  • Like Tinder, but for jobs?
    • Yes! You swipe left when you're not impressed, and can select an enticing profile to get more details if you are sort of impressed. If someone or some-job won't leave you alone, you can send them to the ethers from whence they came.  
  • Where did you get this crazy idea?
    • I was talking to a coworker at a job that we were both miserable in. The company recently laid off a bunch of really great people, the CEO and leadership were out of touch, and we were left wondering if we were going to be employed the next day. We were both searching for new positions and she said she got ghosted by a company. Right then I said, it's exactly like dating only you can't block that company so they never appear in your results again... but you should be allowed to do that! I realized then that I needed to help people with an ideal job search app. 

 

 

Jillian Perusse
02/02/2019
Spotify Playlist- Jame=s
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02/01/2019
Founding Friends
$10
anonymous
01/31/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
01/31/2019
Monetary Contribution
$3
01/31/2019
Monetary Contribution
$5
Monetary Contribution

Just let me know you care!

3 Supporters
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$10
Founding Friends

You will be listed on our Founding Friends portion on our website. 

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$25
Spotify Playlist- Jame=s

Job Swiper Jams is a Hip Hop/ Pop playlist that will have you believing that you can take on the world. 

 

You'll receive a link to the playlist that keeps Adria going. 

1 Supporter
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$50
Resume Review

I'll personally go through your current resume and provide feedback. This will not include edits, but will give you a starting point to revise on your own. 

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$100
Resume Review with suggestions

I will review your resume, provide feedback, and add suggestions. You'll be able to accept the suggestions, or keep your resume as is. 

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$500
Online Course: Land that Job

This will be a 30 minute course, available online for you or your loved ones. It will cover tips and tricks to land a job in this competitive market. 

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$500
Graphic Design- 1 Object

Stacey Kinney is a talented designer who will devote her skills to one project of your choice. This is perfect for the entrepreneur who needs a unique design that is also striking. . 

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$500
Job Swiper Profile Review

I will personally review your profile on my app, Job Swiper. Already have a great job? Set up a profile for a loved one who is looking, and I will gladly provide feedback to make their profile stand out to prospective employers. 

100 Left
0 Supporters
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$1,000
Featured Profile

This profile will be featured, for free on Job Swiper for 3 months. This can be a job seeker's profile, or an employer. If you are an individual contributor and are trying to help a friend or family member gain employment; this might be the perfect gift to them! As an employer, you will be featured for Job Seekers, giving you front of line privilege. 

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$1,000
1:1 with Female Founder Sara LeHoullier!

Are you looking to start your own company and want to have a 1:1 with a woman who has been there? Get your questions answered, and feel uplifted by a female founder! This 1:1 will be virtual or by phone. Bios of each founder will be available soon.

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$1,000
1:1 with Female Founder: Tracey Warren

Tracey will talk to you about her experience building her business, and coach you through what you can expect as an entrepreneur. 

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$1,000
1:1 with Female Founder: Larisa Goldin

Larisa will spend time talking about how she built her business, and offer advice for any entrepreneur. 

 

From her Bio:

 

Larisa Goldin, the Founder and President of Dreamclinic, brings an unusual blend of tech savvy, expertise in Wellness, and a proven track record of business stewardship.  Dreamclinic, founded in 2003, is now the premier brand for massage therapy and acupuncture in the Northwest, operating four award-winning Seattle-based clinics. Dreamclinic also provides Onsite Massage Wellness programs in the Workplace for companies in six states – WA, CA, OR, UT, AL and OK.  In addition to Dreamclinic, Larisa started and successfully sold Zelcor, a wholesale distributor of computer supplies, and Find Touch, a nationwide Job Search website and community hub for the massage industry, which she sold in 2016. Under her direction, Dreamclinic has become one of WA State’s 50 largest Women Owned businesses, according to PSBJ, and has earned three-time inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private businesses in the U.S.  Prior to founding Dreamclinic in 2003, Larisa held a succession of senior level positions in the high-tech sector, most recently as Director of Program Management for 4thpass (acquired by Motorola in 2002). Before that, Larisa was Group Program Manager at Concur (CNQR) in 2000 and Manager of Internet Systems for InstallShield Software Corporation in Chicago (1995-1999).

Larisa is the current Board President of IGNITE (ignite-us.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing female participation in technology careers.  In 2018, IGNITE earned the highest possible level of recognition, winning a Presidential Award with the NSF (National Science Foundation) for Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) mentoring.

Larisa holds a Bachelor's in English from the University of Chicago (1989) and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington (2004). She is also a licensed massage therapist, having graduated in 2002 from Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle (now Cortiva).

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just let me know you care!

3 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Founding Friends

You will be listed on our Founding Friends portion on our website. 

3999 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$25
Spotify Playlist- Jame=s

Job Swiper Jams is a Hip Hop/ Pop playlist that will have you believing that you can take on the world. 

 

You'll receive a link to the playlist that keeps Adria going. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
Resume Review

I'll personally go through your current resume and provide feedback. This will not include edits, but will give you a starting point to revise on your own. 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Resume Review with suggestions

I will review your resume, provide feedback, and add suggestions. You'll be able to accept the suggestions, or keep your resume as is. 

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Online Course: Land that Job

This will be a 30 minute course, available online for you or your loved ones. It will cover tips and tricks to land a job in this competitive market. 

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Graphic Design- 1 Object

Stacey Kinney is a talented designer who will devote her skills to one project of your choice. This is perfect for the entrepreneur who needs a unique design that is also striking. . 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Job Swiper Profile Review

I will personally review your profile on my app, Job Swiper. Already have a great job? Set up a profile for a loved one who is looking, and I will gladly provide feedback to make their profile stand out to prospective employers. 

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Featured Profile

This profile will be featured, for free on Job Swiper for 3 months. This can be a job seeker's profile, or an employer. If you are an individual contributor and are trying to help a friend or family member gain employment; this might be the perfect gift to them! As an employer, you will be featured for Job Seekers, giving you front of line privilege. 

450 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
1:1 with Female Founder Sara LeHoullier!

Are you looking to start your own company and want to have a 1:1 with a woman who has been there? Get your questions answered, and feel uplifted by a female founder! This 1:1 will be virtual or by phone. Bios of each founder will be available soon.

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
1:1 with Female Founder: Tracey Warren

Tracey will talk to you about her experience building her business, and coach you through what you can expect as an entrepreneur. 

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
1:1 with Female Founder: Larisa Goldin

Larisa will spend time talking about how she built her business, and offer advice for any entrepreneur. 

 

From her Bio:

 

Larisa Goldin, the Founder and President of Dreamclinic, brings an unusual blend of tech savvy, expertise in Wellness, and a proven track record of business stewardship.  Dreamclinic, founded in 2003, is now the premier brand for massage therapy and acupuncture in the Northwest, operating four award-winning Seattle-based clinics. Dreamclinic also provides Onsite Massage Wellness programs in the Workplace for companies in six states – WA, CA, OR, UT, AL and OK.  In addition to Dreamclinic, Larisa started and successfully sold Zelcor, a wholesale distributor of computer supplies, and Find Touch, a nationwide Job Search website and community hub for the massage industry, which she sold in 2016. Under her direction, Dreamclinic has become one of WA State’s 50 largest Women Owned businesses, according to PSBJ, and has earned three-time inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private businesses in the U.S.  Prior to founding Dreamclinic in 2003, Larisa held a succession of senior level positions in the high-tech sector, most recently as Director of Program Management for 4thpass (acquired by Motorola in 2002). Before that, Larisa was Group Program Manager at Concur (CNQR) in 2000 and Manager of Internet Systems for InstallShield Software Corporation in Chicago (1995-1999).

Larisa is the current Board President of IGNITE (ignite-us.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing female participation in technology careers.  In 2018, IGNITE earned the highest possible level of recognition, winning a Presidential Award with the NSF (National Science Foundation) for Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) mentoring.

Larisa holds a Bachelor's in English from the University of Chicago (1989) and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington (2004). She is also a licensed massage therapist, having graduated in 2002 from Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle (now Cortiva).

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