A few years ago a young man, Nathan Green had an idea for a career-related website. It was a challenge to try and find a niche that was not taken but had some upside. He struck on 2 things: What if the site "evaluated" someone's profile and attempted to match the individual with jobs or organizations? Secondly, what if the target was medium to small businesses who sometimes have trouble making recruitment connections to hire the best matches.
What Nathan came up with is Campus2Careers and they have been quite successful. Over the past month or so, I have had the opportunity to use the system more often and have found it to be very user friendly, navigable and pretty accurate in it's matches. If I were a new college graduate or young professional I think that it would match me with a lot more jobs than it has, because they specialize in entry-level positions. We keep advising young applicants to develop online portfolios and this system has a lot of flexibility to show off accomplishments in a portfolio-like way. If I were a small or medium sized business looking to hire professionals I would have to pay attention to the system they have created because it seems to work well and quickly narrows down choices based on the information provided by applicants.
They must be doing something right because Campus2Careers was recently acquired by Sure Score and Nathan is a new VP!