Finding a job is, in some ways, like finding a life partner. While the salary and perks are nice, they won't give you any fulfilment if you hate being at the company every day. This is the problem Culie aims to solve. We match potential job candidates not just on their skill set, up also on how well they will be a cultural fit at the company. In addition to this, we will be saving companies some of the $11 billion is lost annually due to employee turnover , a large portion of which is due to employee dissatisfaction.
What it does
Once you register with Culie, we take you through a short onboard survey, where we try to uncover what you really want from you next job. To make this as engaging as possible, we have added some game-like features that are sure to entice people to continue. With this information collected, we match our users with companies based on their cultural preferences, then match them to jobs within that company based on their skills set allowing the user to quickly and easily get the best job for them.
How we built it
We built the webpage using ReactJS, which talks to Firebase, comparing the user's cultural values, with the company cultural values we have stored there.
Challenges we ran into
We ran into many challenges along the way, but continued persevering through the weekend. The biggest was getting up to speed with ReactJS, a technology the majority of our group had not used before. This took a lot of grit and determination to solve and eventually allowed us to develop the whole website in ReactJS, with everyone in the team contributing something. Another challenge was integrating Firebase into our project and devising our matching algorithm. By having a lot of trial and error, we were eventually able to come up with something that we believe provides the user with the best matches possible.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Progressing from an idea, to a functioning prototype all in a weekend is an amazing accomplishment for anyone. In addition to this, way that we encountered and took-on challenges without backing down, in particular learning all the new technologies, is something that we are all very proud of.
What we learned
We learnt so much from our experience. From designing user interfaces using professional grade tools such as Figma, to learning and implementing industry relevant technologies such as ReactJS and Firebase, this weekend has be nothing but a constant learning experience for our team, and we are all better off for it.
What's next for Culie
Culie has so much potential, and could be a game-changer for the job-seeker market. In the future we want to future improve our website's design, allowing users to see their matches even quick and easier. Furthermore, we want to improve our matching algorithm and gain even more insight from the user about their personality and interests. One way we see doing this is integrating with social media services, such as Facebook and Twitter, and, with the user's consent, look at pages or people that they are interested in, allowing us to create a more rounded picture of our user's, resulting in better job matches.