Don’t Just Apply For A Job, Interview For It!
So you’ve sent out a pile of resumes to your favorite jobs…crickets. You’ve heard nothing back in weeks and have no idea whether or not you are on the top or the bottom of the pile. If only they could meet you in person for five minutes, right?
Applying for jobs is a challenge everyone has faced at some point in their career, a process that is often long and painful – a full time job on its own. After experiencing this pain first hand Laurier Psychology student Jake Kotzer decided to fix the hiring process himself and created FirstInterview.ca.
FirstInterview.ca helps you build relationships and speak directly with employers through a personalized video pitch. After creating a profile job seekers can browse a large variety of job posting and imeediately apply through a written and video application to their favorite opportunities! FirstInterview.ca allows you to track your applications and get notified when they have been reviewed, rejected, or accepted for a second interview.
Gone are the times where employers want to read through stacks of resumes. With this in mind, Jake Kotzer created FirstInterview.ca to also help employers create a transparent and efficient hiring process to connect with the right candidates faster.
The idea to start FirstInterview.ca all started during Jake’s 3rd year while taking a new venture creation course in the Laurier School of Business and Economics. Soon after putting pen to paper Jake entered the Laurier LaunchPad to focus his idea and build it into a business model that made sense.
“Not only did the LaunchPad further develop my idea, but most importantly helped me structure a milestone based plan to execute my business and follow through. The mentorship and networking associated with the LaunchPad down at the Communitech Hub has surrounded me with the right people to make it happen.” – Jake Kotzer, Founder of FirstInterview.ca
With their web-platform now up and running FirstInterview.ca has been making a name for themselves and can be found pitching at local events – most recently Communitech’s Startup Smackdown. FirstInterview.ca has already been connecting employers with talent, and has secured some big name clients such as Randstad, Investors Group, and Quarry Communications!
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