The job market has been moving from the in-person interview and application to digital in recent years. Career sites like Glassdoor, Indeed, and LinkedIn are the leaders in networking and are responsible for connecting billions of employers to applicants worldwide. To get a job today, you almost have to be well versed in the art of online job searching. Countless opportunities are at the push of a button and finding that tailor-made entry-level position should be a breeze, but it rarely is. While many digitalized platforms produce new openings every day, rarely do they aim advertisements to the recent college grad.
WayUp is looking to change that.
Launched in 2014 by CEO Liz Wessel and chief technology officer J.J. Fliegelman, WayUp caters to college and university students. Like LinkedIn, this app allows users to upload their resume directly to their profile, yet unlike other job hunting sites, WayUp allows those users to include more personal information rather than a personal statement.
Wessel states that making room for these pieces of personal information, like hobbies, can be invaluable in helping an application stand out from the crowd. She knows how the system works, how difficult it is for those just breaking out into the job market to shine brighter to get that dream job. The information is helpful in expanding a user’s potential job posts. The site uses algorithms to analyze profiles and date to match them with opportunities that are more similar and that the user is most qualified for.
Users are notified every day of new entry-level positions in their desired industry. The users are also able to apply for job postings directly from WayUp making the process much faster and more convenient, optimizing the users’ time. WayUp’s platform is more than just a job-hunting platform for millennials. It will help users find internships and fellowships from full-time jobs to part-time. WayUp is there to help its users get their foot in the door.
WayUp’s current staff is 50 with a fund of $27.5 million. The app is small in comparison to older competitors, but it’s ambitious and that ambition breeds creativity. WayUp is building its small platform up, starting with an innovative and fresh profile format that showcase’s the users potential.