Collegefeed and its role for new college graduates.

It is estimated that 5,000 online matchmaking sites exist worldwide, most of which happen to be online dating sites that are of no use to job seekers.  Silicon Valley recognized the problem and added another matchmaking service to a growing list of options for college students, this one with the intention of setting up new graduates with rewarding employment.Collegefeed Image

In search of a strong technical writer with leadership qualities?  A web designer with mad PHP web programming skills?  All you need to do is ask Collegefeed, and you will get a short list of highly qualified candidates in your email inbox.

In an age where new algorithms seek out more helpful, pertinent and precise local search results that are tied to a person’s specific tastes, finding the right job and candidate should not be so unbearable.  Collegefeed is part of a new surge of startups aiming to make the process of looking for employment and qualified workers less of a trek.

On most traditional job boards, you post a profile detailing your skills, and you wait with the hope that someone is going to discover you.  Collegefeed looks a lot like LinkedIn on the surface.  You develop a profile, specify places you prefer to work, CV, personal interests, links to portfolio samples and tag the whole thing with keywords that will match with the search.  What differs is that colleges like MIT, San Diego State and FSU have partnered to link the platform directly to their career center.

Collegefeed propels itself head and shoulders above the competition by choosing to forego complacency for those selecting the service.  It scrutinizes profiles for base qualifications requested by corporate users, eliminating 64% of all candidates from the search.  The program then delivers companies with a list or “feed” of students who match all of the qualifications.  This means that a student may end up matched with a company they would never have encountered or considered on a traditional job board.

The site essentially moves the search along by acting as an agent, screening potential employees and sending solid matches to recruiters in small batches.  When a recruiter is served a small batch of qualified college students, it is more likely you will garner their undivided attention.  Students generally feel more optimistic that their profile on the free site will lead to a successful interview.

It is important to understand that Collegefeed is open to anyone who has been out of college for one-half decade or less, and it currently hosts 35,000 – 40,000 job-seeker profiles.  Candidates in search of a job have more than 1,000 potential employers with which they can be matched, both small numbers compared to LinkedIn’s 25,000 employers and 39 million students and new graduates.  Its size makes the new network a must college students, because they need to standout in a way that is different than LinkedIn.

Collegefeed will determine that a student is top talent and send that match directly to the email inbox of the right recruiter.  It is a gift that goes beyond traditional matchmaking sites.

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