Job Connections boosts colleges’ and universities’ ability to amplify networking opportunities within job postings, maximizing job seeker success by leveraging the #1 way jobs are earned — who they know.
SAN FRANCISCO – –PeopleGrove, higher education’s first and only Career Access platform for career development and alumni engagement, announces the launch of Job Connections. Job Connections reimagines the traditional job board to make networking a more accessible and effortless part of landing a new position. The advanced new feature set helps students and alumni learners leverage their university network by linking them with an active community of alumni volunteers at one of the most pivotal moments in the job search process.
Unlike a traditional job post, which simply provides information about the role, Job Connections automatically filters job opportunities by networking connections a seeker may have with alumni who have worked at that company or who have held that title. Not only do users only seejob and internship posts where these networking opportunities exist, job seekers can also now more efficiently make valuable connections with these targeted alumni.
“With as many as 80% of jobs filled through networking, an upgrade to the traditional job board is long overdue,” said Adam Saven, co-founder and CEO of PeopleGrove. “We built Job Connections to provide access to critical social capital at a crucial time in one’s life. It easily and effectively connects job seekers to the most relevant people in their network who can provide a true edge in their career pursuit.”
What makes Job Connections truly unique is its extension of the warm and engaged networks that PeopleGrove builds with its college and university partners. Through PeopleGrove platforms, millions of learners have access to dedicated mentors and knowledge-sharers eager to provide support and opportunities to those following in their footsteps. Institutions work with PeopleGrove to ensure that every student, regardless of background, can effectively build social capital. This also helps institutions provide their alumni with continued career support long into their career journey.
“Job feeds are just lists,” continued Saven. “Improving access to the job and understanding what it entails is the key. Talking to someone in your network who has that job, and is willing to help you get it, can make a significant difference. Whether it’s your very first job or whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for a change, PeopleGrove’s partnerships with universities, educators, career, and alumni offices is building networking connections that were never possible before.”
Job Connections is available to all PeopleGrove users, including students and alumni, and can be accessed through their institution’s PeopleGrove network. For more information, click here.
PeopleGrove’s mission is to ensure every learner has access to the people and networks needed to succeed. PeopleGrove provides best-in-class career exploration, career navigation, and social capital access for millions of students and alumni around the world. Founded in 2015, PeopleGrove works with over 450 institutions, including Yale, Stanford, the University of Michigan, Wellesley College, and the University of Maryland Global Campus. Recognized as an industry leader, PeopleGrove has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies. To learn more about PeopleGrove, visit https://peoplegrove.com.