Employers want top-notch talent, workers with years of experience and people who have industry know-how that sets them apart from competitors. But hiring managers, experts say, are having a tough time finding the job-seekers they want. Henning Seip, founder and CEO of SkillPROOF Inc. could be the matchmaker employers and job-seekers are looking for. For more than a decade, Seip has been developing and honing technology behind his new tool, the job search startup KRAZOOM, which he says matches job-seekers to employment opportunities faster and more efficiently by taking the guesswork out of keyword searches.
KRAZOOM is a database of job postings that allows job seekers to select requirements that match their skill set, instead of typing in keywords in a trial-and-error process, which is how most other online job boards, like Monster.com, work.
Today, KRAZOOM has over 200,000 daily job postings, but a challenge the company faces is convincing more employers to list open positions. Seip said KRAZOOM will try to attract employers through its partnership with the Stamford Innovation Center, a tech incubator where Seip holds regular workshops on how to overcome the job search process.
Although Seip isn’t making money from KRAZOOM yet, he expects to start earning revenue later this year when he starts charging employers to list jobs. Seip wouldn’t disclose what he would charge, or what the market potential is for his business.
Peter Propp, vice president of marketing for the Stamford Innovation Center, said Seip’s technology has helped startups find qualified job seekers. “With unemployment in the state at 8 percent, jobseekers are looking for new innovative ways to circumvent the job search process,” said Propp. “KRAZOOM offers that new solution.”
Read Becky Bergman’s entire article from the Hartford Business Journal here.