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3 Underrated Platforms for Job Searching

Recruiting season is right around the corner, and recruiters are hiring from left to right! When thinking about the future, it can be very overwhelming and stressful especially when you have no idea where your life is headed. It’s important to take a break and try to take it one day at a time so you don’t get burned out! Remember to do activities that make you happy, such as listening to music, hanging out with friends and family or going skydiving! (I know that’s on my bucket list!) Enjoy the present because you’ll regret that you didn’t in the future. With that being said, here are 3 underrated platforms that may help job searching a bit easier!

  1. RippleMatch

This platform is great for college students and recent graduates because it specializes in early career hiring! This site is like job searching but in reverse. Instead of you applying for a job posting on a company’s website or on Linkedin, RippleMatch finds an employer that wants to interview you straight off the bat based on your profile! All you need to do is sign up by inputting your work history, interests, and values, then companies will send you interview invitations if they believe you’re a good match for their open position(s). RippleMatch partners up with all types of companies from tech companies to nonprofit organizations to hedge funds and so much more! Top companies, such as Amazon, Ebay, Dell, etc. have been matched with numerous candidates signed on RippleMatch so this is a great platform to use when searching for a job or internship!

  1. AngelList

To launch your career, AngelList is a great platform to start off at. It is the world’s largest startup community, and many companies that are in their early stages are looking to hire more people! You could speak directly with founders and build your network, while seeing the salary and equity of the position you’re interested in up-front. You can search by role, location, or both! Around 130,000+ tech start-ups, including Twitch, Robinhood, Postmates, and many more that turned from seed to post-IPO, found candidates on AngelList! What’s better is that the platform is free, so it’s a great start to kick-off your career!

  1. Canvas

To love where you work and be accepted for who you are is a value that Canvas holds. They value diversity and genuinely want to help you find jobs at companies where you feel you belong! They emphasize “Community over competition”, therefore, they create a community of mentors where people help each other strive to succeed professionally and grow individually! The platform is free to sign up, where you create a profile and apply to roles that interest you. Companies, such as Google, Stripe, Roblox, Zoom, and many more have been actively recruiting on this platform, and their next hire could be you so don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and apply to the positions posted! 

These 3 platforms are different in their own way, so you can choose which one is the best for you or you can sign up for all of them! Personally, recruiting season has been taking a toll on me mentally, but I feel more encouraged to grow professionally than ever before! Don’t lose hope, and take every rejection as a learning opportunity to revise your resume, improve your portfolio, and strengthen your connections! Best of luck to everyone going through recruitment, as well as everyone preparing to go into recruitment!

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To empower others through words. I am a junior at San Jose State University and pursuing a profession in Marketing! I love to share the many journeys I go through and the many lessons I've learned in my writing! Reading articles from empowering women gives me the strength to persevere in the competitive culture of business because of the support we give one another. Personally, what makes writing fulfilling to me is the inspiration, motivation, and knowledge I give others when I write about the lessons I've learned through the obstacles I've faced. Words are powerful, and writing is an art that I use to express myself and who I am. I am grateful to have a platform to share my story, and I hope you enjoy reading my articles :)
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