In the world of job hunting, most job websites don't help you learn the skills you need for the jobs they advertise, and vice versa. That's why we decided to create an app that does both things together. For every job we list, we also offer ways to learn the skills and gain experience through mentors, micro-jobs, and certifications.
What it does
Contributors can find micro-jobs on the jobs posted based on their background and skills on a selective field. Mentors can pick specific students and potentially "match" with them for individualized or group work for fulling a certain level and criteria for the micro-job. When contributors complete the job listed, mentors can give a certification for contributors to put on their resume to validate the work done.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Challenges we ran into was populating the database. We also don't know certain micro-jobs for other departments other than technology (ex. art, music, history).
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Narrowing the scope of our project to an original idea (micro-jobs)
- Developing a test database, having backend to showcase the functionality of our code
- The dummy data of the database
What we learned
We learned how too critically think about an idea and work in a time constraint. This taught us to think big about our ideas, but work efficiently and not focus on the technical side of our project as much since this would need more time.
What's next for MicroConnect
Finding and developing an algorithm for the potential matching of a contributor with a mentor would be the next step for Micro Connect as this would efficiently decrease time spent for mentors to find contributors on the website. Public research must also be done to find micro-jobs in a wide variety of different departments other than technology.