After many years in the software development world, I wanted to make a bigger impact and help more people. Having worked for multiple companies, small and large, I've learned a thing or two about business and software and people. In that process, I've interacted with dozens of recruiters and hiring managers, sat for many interviews and conducted many more. I've reviewed resumes, written many resumes, and rewritten resumes for myself and others.
I started by digging into AI and quickly determined this was an area worthy of exploration. I started learning OpenAI's APIs and experimenting with generative AI. I went through a number of ideas that were ambitious. I had the benefit of having multiple experienced friends and mentors to vet my ideas and make great suggestions. If you want to start a business, make sure you have an informal advisory board of knowledgeable people who have your best interests in mind and who will be honest with you.
In a discussion with a recruiter friend, I observed that many of the positions I had reviewed in the past while looking for a job had well over 100 applicants. I wondered what the likelihood was of being considered thoughtfully if my resume was submitted as number 101. He told me an interesting story. He had a job opening for which he was recruiting. He had received over 500 resumes. He took some time to carefully review the first 70 that had arrived to find five good potential candidates. And stopped. The remaining 430+ would never be reviewed. What if there were three unicorn candidates in that stack, I asked. I just don't have the time to look, he said.
That began a long journey of experimentation and development that eventually became JobPreScreen.com. The journey included trying different models, dozens of prompt combinations, research into common resume analysis techniques, and coding up one experiment after another. I involved a number of recruiters and former colleagues in gathering feedback and critical input to make the results better and better. Once the prototype was delivering the results that I believed to be of most value, it was time to figure out how best to offer it to you, the job seeker or recruiter.
I knew this would make a difference, but it was important to support current workflows for both job seeker and recruiter. I did not want to replace what they do but enhance it with something that would eliminate the tedium and improve the chances of success on both sides of the equation.
I also didn't want to write an e-commerce system from scratch. Too expensive. And far too time consuming. I'm an expereinced .NET developer by trade, so I chose nopCommerce, a .NET open source platform. I began building a plugin for my exclusive use on this site to talk to the backend API where the real work gets done. I enlisted the help of a close friend with whom I've previously worked who has much better UI/UX skills than me. He has been a godsend in terms of getting this site ready for you.
I'm so very pleased with the result. You can try it for free just by registering an account. No credit card required.
If you like it, you can buy additional credits to use the evaluation services yourself further or buy a gift card for a friend that could use the service in their search for a new or better job. I am convinced that JobPreScreen.com can make a difference in the lives of job seekers and recruiters alike.
I hope you'll give it a try.
Founder & CEO
P.S. If you want to connect, you can find me on LinkedIn.