Jobrupt Blog

Start recruiting top talent in your network in 5 minutes

September 15, 2013

Finding great people to help make your team become more productive and solid isn’t easy. Going back to basics when searching for top talent can help. Leveraging your and your co-workers' network does magic in terms of landing the right fit for any position. The best strategy is to first ensure your current team members really believe in your mission and enjoy working in your team. If they do , they'll act as your ambassadors. They'll bring their friends, classmates, ex co-workers and all will feel committed to the company's mission and to growing your team.

Jobrupt -a free new application for LinkedIn- helps you recruit top talent in your network in a discreet fashion, when you hesitate to make the first move for various reasons. Within 5 minutes you may start recruiting.

  1. Sign in with your LinkedIn account to see your connections.
  2. Select your connections using the button "Want to hire". You may unselect them at any time if you change your mind. Don't worry, they' ll only know about your intention if they want to work for you.
  3. Share an update on LinkedIn, Twitter or elsewhere to let your connections know that you're hiring on Jobrupt. Here are some example updates you may copy and paste.
Hi everyone, I have some job openings and I'd like to hire some of you using Jobrupt - a new discreet tool.  Join and select me if you're interested to work with me. (http://www.jobrupt.com)

Hello everyone, I'm interested to work with some people in my network. I use Jobrupt - a discreet tool- to mark whom I'd like to. If you also join and mark me, we may get in touch. (http://www.jobrupt.com)

How Jobrupt works; a quick start guide

August 31, 2013

Start recruiting or job search in 5 minutes

Here is a step by step for to getting started with Jobrupt. Basically, you may start both recruiting or seeking for jobs using the same steps.

  1. Go to Jobrupt and sign up using your LinkedIn account, this is only necessary for you to be able to see and select your connections.
  2. Go to the select page to browse and search through your connections in order to find the right candidates.
  3. For each candidate you're interested in, specify your intention by clicking the appropriate one of the two buttons; "I want to hire this person" or "I want to work for this person".
  4. Your selections go to the top of the page, where all selections are listed together. You may remove any of them if you later change your mind.
  5. Don't worry, your intention will be disclosed to the selected counterpart (and only to him/her) only if your counterpart marks you too.
  6. Your selections will be there and valid as long as you want. You may later come back and remove some of them or add more.
  7. Jobrupt regularly checks for matches; for example if Alice selects to hire Bob, and Bob selects to work for Alice, then there will be a match. We delay the matching process a bit on purpose to make sure you are certain of your selections.
  8. When a match occurs, we notify both sides by sending an email.
  9. We use cryptography to keep things confidential, even matches are made using authenticated HMAC hashes of your unique identifiers.

Hope this short guide will help to find your dream job and/or hire great people around you. I would love to hear how it works for you. I am on Twitter @jobrupt.

Victoria Parker, Jobrupt founder.


Why discreet recruiting & job search?

August 29, 2013

How Jobrupt was born

Jobrupt is a new discreet tool for recruiting top talent or building a better career through your own network. You may start recruiting your connections or ask for an interview in few minutes. And this is a brief story to give you an idea on how I arrive at having built Jobrupt.

I'm not an HR neither a recruiter: for the past few years I have worked as a director of marketing for an international company. What I find truly fascinating is how many really outstanding people I have happened to meet and build relationships with. With the advent of social media I've converted most of my business acquaintances into connections in my Linkedin account; so did nearly everyone I know.

A couple of months ago, I was talking to a close friend of mine who wanted to find a new job for a better career path and eventually a better income. She's not just brainy trade marketing manager but has a really impressive successful track record. I was a kind of baffled why someone like her having some 300+ contacts at her Linkedin network hasn't easily land a job within a month or so. And here is unexpected starts: she didn't approach anyone out of her network regarding job search. Moreover when I suggested to do so she squirmed in hesitation. Leveraging your network is generally considered a sensible solution when it comes to job or employee search. Or is it?

Make-or-break: are you landing a job or just risking the current one?

There's something unsettling in the idea to appeal directly to a particular person in your network who used to know you as a successful happy (or stable) professional at your current position. if say I directly ask for a job someone I know but eventually don't land a job, would it result into awkward embarrassment for both of you? But frankly speaking there's a way more serious concern you bear in mind: openly searching for a job within your network may risk your current position. Somewhat similar concerns are inevitable if it comes to hiring someone you know.

All those thoughts are reasonably making us hesitate to switch to the fifth gear on the quest for a better job or a team member. In other words natural complexity of business relationships often results in strong reservations about taking the first step towards your desired job or new employee without being sure what type of response you'll get.

Jobrupt is a discreet way to recruit or to seek job

That's how I arrived at the idea of Jobrupt: Jobrupt is a discreet way to find your dream job or to hire a great talent using your own network. What makes it different from other job related web sites, is its focus on the privacy concerns of this delicate process. Your targeted connection will only know about your intention to get a job interview with her or to recruit her if and only if she is also interested in you.

One final word, Jobrupt is a free tool based on LinkedIn platform. Please give it a try and let me know how it works for you. I am on Twitter @jobrupt.

Victoria Parker, Jobrupt founder.