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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Determination pays off - GradsWanted.com goes Live!

After 4 months in hibernation, Sunder, emerged from his den today with the launch of his very cool job hosting service GradsWanted.com catering specifically to fresh graduates and interns. On his last birthday he made a promise to have something to show for the year and true to form, he now does. Sunder is determination personified. Enough said about Sunder. Lets talk about GradsWanted.com. I have been wanting to for 3 months now! :)


GradsWanted.com is a very simple Web2.0 service that does pretty much what most job hosting sites do - connect employers to prospective candidates. The difference however is in the way the employer is interfaced with the candidate. A clean clutter-free interface, intuitive design, simple easy steps and market focus are among the key differentiators. And its FREE!

The basic service is free. Students can search as much as they want to and apply to as many jobs as they would like to. Employers can post as many jobs as they would like (unlike other services that typically charge per posting), view any profile and contact any student (contact information provided by students is always available to employers). In the future, there may be a fee charged to employers when they make an offer to a candidate and for other premium services that may be introduced subsequently. The beta release carries no ads. Limited and targetted ads to students may make a in-the-distant-future release.
GradsWanted


Most importantly, Sunder has already lined up employers such as Capital One, Georgia Dept of Transportation, RapLeaf, OPNet, EMG, Brownshoe and MulvannyG2. A few others are in the process of signing up. So when students sign in and post their details, they will already have someone eager to review their profiles and make the offer if their requirements are met.

Key Features:
Employers:
  • Employers can create job postings.
  • Employers can tag their job postings. Employers can also select the auto-tag feature to automatically generate tags.
  • Employers can search for candidates by University, Location, GPA, Tags, etc.
  • Employers can schedule events such as recruiting campaigns or career fairs.

Students:
  • Students can create their profiles and upload relevant documents.
  • Students can tag their profiles. Students can also select the auto-tag feature to automatically generate tags.
  • Students can search for jobs based on Location, Tags, etc.
  • Students can sign up for events scheduled by Employers.

Overall, GradsWanted.com is a very practical web2.0 application focussed on a niche segment. What started off as a birthday resolution has resulted in a fun service and a fun company that is bound to grow. Sign up now!

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5 Comments:

At Sat Aug 26, 04:06:00 AM, Blogger Ms Ch said...

Good job on the review. Liked gradswanted.com too, but for the look and feel. I am not able to put my finger on it, but it doesn't give the feeling of a professional job board site. Looks more like a blog site. Probably because of the 'page' like display of the contents. Not sure. What is your opinion?

It is great idea tho' and for just 4 months of work, terrific!! Your friend deserves a pat on his back. Pass on my congratulations to him for launching this!

 
At Sat Aug 26, 04:10:00 AM, Blogger Ms Ch said...

It looks a little like this, http://www.blogger.com/start . Doesn't it?

 
At Sat Aug 26, 11:28:00 AM, Blogger auren said...

Congrats! we;re very excited about using you.

 
At Sun Aug 27, 07:08:00 PM, Anonymous Sunder Iyer said...

Thanks for your help and inputs all along the way. I really don't think the site would have been possible if not if your overnight trip from portland. Appreciate everything you did.

 
At Thu Aug 31, 10:30:00 PM, Blogger Umamaheswari said...

hi sunder,
congrats!! thats a lot of work - fantastic too!!
uma

 

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