Although the hiring process isn’t always what we wish it were, everyone’s goal is to find a job they will love and a company they will enjoy being a part of.
Richard Liu and Yunkai Zhou, two former Google engineers teamed up and launched Leap.ai on August 22nd with $2.4 million in seed money, to help individuals who are looking to find the ideal job in the tech industry.
To start the search process, job seekers sign up on Leep.ai’s site or iOS app by first creating a profile, much like any other social media app, then they submit a self-assessment, detailing their strengths, the type of job they prefer and their values as an individual.
Leap.ai’s algorithm then takes over and proceeds to match the applicant’s information with companies’ requirements in a potential employee. Once a match has been made, Leap.ai informs the job seeker of the possible work opportunity and forwards their resume to the company in question.
The app does not stop at sending a resume, it also accompanies it with a sort of letter of recommendation explaining why the job seeker is an excellent match for the company and the particular open position. This makes the act of looking for a job more customized to the applicant and an overall easier process.
“I probably hired 500 people into my division,” Liu told TechCrunch in an interview. “We learned that hiring is hard. Your ability to learn, collaborate or take initiative are strong characteristics, but it is hard to get a feel for them from an interview. Curiosity and drive, in an interview process you can’t do too much to gauge that.”
Dropbox, Uber and Zoom are among the many tech companies which Leap.ai has as its customers. Job seekers do not pay to use Leap.ai, clients, however, are charged when they hire a candidate through the platform. The rate is based on the candidate’s first-year salary.