Meet Your Hiring Matchmaker With InternMatch

March 3, 2013

12:00 pm

Today’s economy has given way to a new type of job market — one that is leaving a lot to be desired by both job seekers and employers. The lack of openings has created a cutthroat environment for seeking employment, and a new kind of challenge for employers attempting to wade through applications in their search for the perfect match.

While many individuals hire matchmakers for finding true love, both employers and job seekers could benefit from a matchmaking service for the hiring process. Enter InternMatch, a platform working to connect employers with internship and entry-level job seekers. They understand the challenges of seeking out the perfect internship, as well as finding the perfect match for an intern opening. Their variation of matchmaking comes in the form of a unique website housing categorized job listings; libraries of internship, job search, and employer resources; and an intern blog.

InternMatch was founded in 2009 by Andrew Maguire, Nathan Parcells, and Kyle Wilkinsons. Their passion for instituting a new form of hiring matchmaking can be seen throughout their unique services. They’re highly dedicated to finding new ways to give companies and job seekers the right tools and resources not only to make connections, but also to maximize the benefits of the internship experience. Some of their most well-known clients include Wikimedia, Pixar, AOL, and CNN. As for startups, they’ve worked with Gengo, Natalia INC, and Top Hat Monocle.

In a recent interview, cofounder and CMO of InternMatch, Nathan Parcells, explained one of the reasons for creating this platform — the fact that the internship process has gone largely unchanged throughout the years. Parcells also noted, “Word-of-mouth and career fairs remain to be some of the most common tools for hiring students, but both have numerous drawbacks in terms of reach, quality, cost, and more.”

While their name may start with “intern,” InternMatch has employers in mind. Catering both to small and large business, their goal is to take the hassle out of finding and managing intern and entry-level applicants, and they’re the only site out there guaranteeing a match.

Through their unique platform, employers can access hundreds of thousands of students seeking quality internships, resources for everything you need to know about hiring and managing interns, and an application manager to increase efficiency in the reviewing process. Their pricing offers three different plans for internship, entry-level, and enterprise hires — ranging from $99 to custom pricing.

On InternMatch, internship and entry-level job seekers can find opportunities in a variety of different ways — all of which are free. To start, they can search by location and within their desired field. InternMatch also provides search categories including companies, cities, seasons, and industry-specific listings. They even boast one of the largest selections of paid internships, and a special focus on socially-responsible opportunities, especially at nonprofit organizations.

While you’re searching for the perfect opportunity, this platform also provides you with everything you need to know. By simply clicking the tab for their Guides section, internship and job seekers immediately gain access to a diverse database of resources showcasing insight into applying, interviewing, and beyond.

If your company is looking for its perfect intern, then you’ve found your matchmaking platform. For more information, visit InternMatch’s website.

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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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