Close Your Talent Gap With GapJumpers

September 18, 2014

1:49 pm

Want to located brightest talent for your startup? Maybe it’s time to start asking the right questions.

GapJumpers, a platform that connects employers with job seekers, has found a solution to help close the talent gap many employers face. By enabling employers to ask job seekers specific questions about their industry, employers can locate the most knowledgeable talent their company desires.

How does GapJumpers work?

GapJumpers enables employers to evaluate job seekers based on the answers they provide for industry-specific questions. If an employer finds a job seeker who meets their criteria, they have the opportunity to interview the candidate for a position.

For employers. Employers can use GapJumpers to ask questions regarding positions they’re trying to fill. For example, if a company is hiring for a social media manager position, it can ask a questions about the role of a social media manager for job seekers to answer.

Once job seekers begin to answer questions, employers are only notified of the best answers. Every answer is checked for plagiarism and is timed in order to evaluate the candidate’s performance.

For job seekers. To answer questions, job seekers can search GapJumpers for questions posted by employers in their industry. Once they find a question they feel qualified to answer, the job seeker can submit an answer.

By answering questions on GapJumpers, job seekers are able to illustrate their expertise. In addition to answering questions, they can also upload samples of their work. This gives them the opportunity to showcase their talent and stand out from their competition.

Pros of GapJumpers

  • Helps employers locate top talent.
  • Enables job seekers to showcase their knowledge and creativity.
  • Free for job seekers to use.

Cons of GapJumpers

  • Employers must pay to use this platform.

If you’re interested in using GapJumpers to locate top talent, visit their pricing options here.

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Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010). Find Heather on Google+.

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