After struggling with hiring/recruiting on both sides of the fence, an old buddy of mine and I decided to do something about it. We knew there had to be a way from talented professionals to feel safe in engaging with companies without being too intrusive and overbearing (like some other big platforms are becoming). We are excited to introduce Betacave.com to the world to make recruiting more efficient.
We are still pre-launch so currently gauging interest so would love it if you checked it out and signed up to be a part of it. We have also begun talking to great companies who want to be a part of this. If you work for one, have them get in contact with us asap to become a launch partner.
Tldr: Recruiting sucks on both sides. Betacave.com is a new, private way for talented professionals to connect with amazing companies.
Sign up for free at http://betacave.com to get in pre-launch either as a talented professional or an amazing company.
Here’s the gist – technologists( i.e. developers, designers, marketers, etc) are in high demand. Those involved with hiring this talent know how hard it is to get access to the good ones;
Those who are in demand are sick of being cold-called by recruiters every 10 minutes.
So, instead of having an open meat market approach like LinkedIn where they sell access to your personal information to companies and recruiters, Betacave gives control to the talented professionals to decide which opportunities they are interested in and can passively monitor/follow a company anonymously without anyone knowing (including your boss).
Here’s how it works if you are a talented professional:
1) You sign up for free and answer a few basic questions about you and what you’re looking for
2) From there, Betacave’s algorithm gets to work and starts sending you opportunities from companies in our system based on what we know about you. At most, you would receive 1 opportunity per day; and it comes from us, not the company so the company has no idea who you are at this point
3) If you are not interested, you can simply ignore the email or tell us what doesn’t interest you about the opportunity so we can improve our algorithm and send you better matches with time;
If you are interested, even if just a little, you can engage in a few ways:
a) You can remain anonymous and simply follow the company to track and stay up to date on what they are doing
b) You can ask questions anonymously about the company to get more details;
c) Or you can decide to let them know who you are(when you’re ready) and begin more open dialog about the position and take it from there. It’s really up to you;
We don’t take a commission when you get hired, so we are not in cahoots with the companies or anything.
They pay us just for the opportunity to get in front of you in this way.
Your privacy and respect is the number 1 priority for our company. If we are not sending you opportunities that interest you, we aren’t doing our job.
If you are a company looking for talent: You pay a monthly subscription for your opportunity to be in the system and for you to be able to interact with the pool of talent that has expressed varying degrees of interest in your company (some even following you anonymously). Think of us as your recruiting pipeline nurturing platform that takes into account the respect and privacy of the talent you are hoping to engage with. This is not a way to fill a position overnight. It is for companies who recognize that recruiting is an ongoing process and requires building trust over time with the talent out there. It may not be right for all companies, but any company I would want to work at I would hope has these principles, so we built it for the type of companies we would be interested in working for. If you represent a company with these values, sign up and let us know you want to be part of our launch and we can share pricing information.
We are still pre-launch looking to gauge the interest level – so if you believe in this approach to recruiting please show your support and sign up and/or by spreading the word to your network. And be sure to participate (even if you don’t sign up) in our Launch Contest by showing us your beta cave ( a beta cave is a place where you go to just get stuff done – such as your desk or a park or a couch – my favorite). Simply tweet a pic of your beta cave with #mybetacave.
We really appreciate any feedback or support you can give.