This week, our team worked hard on making our platform better, getting Discover out into the world, and clarifying our vision and strategy so we know where we’re going.
Here’s an inside look into our work this week.
Cameron’s building a new Crash Jobs Board for the best early-career opportunities! This’ll be a great spot for career launchers to find opportunities they can start in.
He also helped Crash users pitch companies and land interviews (we’re really excited about this) and did customer-discover calls with entry-level hiring managers.
Since the launch of our newest project (Discover) last week, we’ve worked tirelessly to promote it in quite a few different ways.
Here are a couple things we’ve done to share it:
We’re happy to say 445 people tried it during its first week! We can’t wait to see how Discover continues to reach more people and help them know where to start on the job hunt.
Haven’t taken Discover yet? Go try it here!
We spent a lot of the week tightening up our vision and strategy. To do this, Isaac did some important update meetings with the team, and Mitchell had several discussions with our mentors and team and did a ton of market research. This helps us both validate some of our questions and learn how to better define the problem we’re solving.
To get ready for the second season of Career Crashers (our podcast), Isaac did an in-person, two-part interview for its first episode. He also had meetings with two of our current investors and did a monthly investor update.
Morgan continued her daily-Quora-answer-during-the-workweek streak (with this week’s focus being to help people figure out what career is best for them) and started working on a new direction for our social media (to build more enagement and grow our audience).
Ilya worked on our onboarding–he fixed a link to Discover and brought back the ability for second role interests to be optional. He also added UI and API for an “update your experience” addition–now you can edit your work experience on your profile!
Dave created a new staging enviroment to test large changes to our platform before those changes are rolled out and did mockups for changes to the profile and new features (which’ll come soon).
Dave also upgraded us to the latest version of Ember and upgraded other parts of Crash’s codebase.
Our engineering team also released a new Crash Log podcast episode on the deployment of FastBoot, hunting down memory leaks using ndb and the delete key, handling authentication with a FastBoot server, and more. Listen here!
We’ll be back with more insider details on what our team’s working on at Crash. Until then, go check out our latest tool, Discover (linked below!).
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