As a few of you know I’ve been working on a recruitment platform for the last few months. I’ve been making progress but I’m realising how huge a project it is and I won’t even be able to validate my concept for quite some time and with all the talk of MVPs in the past week and after reading this and this I’ve decided I need to scale back my plan and validate my concept before I plough any more hours into anything.
So as a spin off (to what is still my end-goal) to my recruitment platform I am hoping to build a job application tracker. It will be targeted at Tech Contractors who if your anything like me are always plagued with emails from recruiters asking if your interested in X role. The system will be really simple. You create an account and set your preferences (I.e. Unavailable until March 30th). Then whenever you receive an email from a recruiter you can forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and if your unavailable the recruiter will get an customised email advising them of your availability. If you are available the job will be added to your application tracker and you can then progress it along a timeline as you apply, schedule interviews and so on. It will also set up reminders to prompt you to follow up on applications you haven’t heard back from and you will be able to sync recruiters and events to your google calendar and contacts.
I hope I’ve explained it well, I’ve created a website to validate the idea at www.smartapply.co.uk and would love it if you could check it out and let me know:
- Is it obvious what Smart Apply does from the copy on the site?
- Would the Smart Apply service be beneficial to you and would you consider paying for it?