Platform to manage job applications - aye or nay?

Nov 9, 2019 39 Comments

Was wondering if people here would find a web app that helps manage your job search useful.

This helps solve the problem of knowing where all your applications are, capture notes for each interview and post interview, one click apply for jobs of interest, integrate with email to track conversation/status of application etc.

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  • Amazon sI3GLw
    I'm surprised why isn't there a platform yet where you can upload your profile and don't have to go through separate applications for all companies, fill the application once, and just select what all companies you want to show your resume to.

    Also companies can make the coding part of the interviews centralized. Pass a set of coding interviews and you pass coding interviews for all companies. Then onsite will only be behavioral and getting to know the company.

    There are many companies which come close to solving this in parts but none of them solving it all. Like LinkedIn, TripleByte, icims, and other job portals.
    Nov 9, 2019 7
    • Wayfair / Eng Iceh0use
      No seriously. Startwire.com
      Nov 10, 2019
    • Facebook e999
      No hate here. I was just trying to explain why on-site coding is just so so much better than any sort of standardized triplebyte shit.

      1. You are going to pay a person hundreds of thousands of dollars. Can you not spend a few hours to see if it’s really worth it?
      2. During the interview the final solution is not the signal. We don’t want a score we want to see how you approach solving it. Process >> result.
      3. Every company has a different bar. A completely incompetent engineer can still get hired by a 4th tier company. Never by tier 1. Not to mention specific loops like frontend, ML, systems generalist, you name it. Some company require knowledge of certain languages or technologies and want coding done using them.
      Nov 10, 2019
  • Is this really a problem in need of a solution? Excel + good old-fashioned notebook not enough?
    Nov 9, 2019 15
    • OP
      About the non tech question, I don't know enough.
      Nov 10, 2019
    • New qiEe55
      Yeah just something think about that's all but that shouldn't stop you.
      Nov 10, 2019
  • Wayfair / Eng Iceh0use
    Startwire.com
    Nov 9, 2019 0
  • Citadel BrutеForce
    People don't know what they need.
    Nov 9, 2019 0
  • It will be really useful to have a product the candidates can use to manage their various job applications, progress, what stage it is in, what are the next actions, notes from interview, and resume specific to that job.

    It will be a good addition to LinkedIn itself instead of a new product.
    Nov 10, 2019 1
    • OP
      Thanks for the comment!
      Nov 10, 2019
  • New qiEe55
    Google is already in this space.
    Nov 9, 2019 4
    • OP
      Agreed and same here, but I know for sure that my notes from conversations from different interview rounds across companies don't live in a single spreadsheet. I also have to do my own search for salary data and reviews etc for each company. It would be more convenient to have a product that links to the relevant research, helps you manage all the context etc.
      Nov 9, 2019
    • Zillow Group k5g8hf
      Quite frankly it won’t be that hard to build, so I say just do it and see if it picks up steam.
      Nov 10, 2019
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    If only you could do this on Excel...
    Nov 9, 2019 3
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      You're welcome
      Nov 9, 2019
    • OP
      Haha, it used to be Excel. Now it's Google spreadsheets. Got to up the game Mr MS
      Nov 10, 2019
  • New KzWe14
    I’ve had the same ideal for a while. I think it’d be useful for both business and consumers
    Nov 23, 2019 1
    • OP
      What's your idea on the business use case?
      Nov 23, 2019

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