Searching for a new job can be a grueling, fruitless process. Sending out applications, resumes, and cover letters without success can be hard on your esteem plus the usual job search channels put all the burden on the applicant. Shouldn’t there be a better way?
Brett Adcock and Adam Goldstein thought so, which is why they launched Vettery in 2013. Vettery is a hiring marketplace like Monster or Indeed, but instead of forcing you to dig through endless job listings, Vettery presents the best jobs to you. The platform only works with companies in a handful of fields though, so it’s not for everyone. Here’s everything else you need to know about Vettery, and whether or not it’s right for you.
What is Vettery?
Vettery is a modern approach to the job market. By connecting you directly with companies that fit your profile, the marketplace cuts out much of the clutter that fills similar job boards. You can skip the hassle of fruitless cover letters and endless resume submissions for a more streamlined process. It’s a bit like LinkedIn mixed with Tinder, which may sound like a confusing analogy but I promise it makes sense.
How Does Vettery Work?
There are tons of online job boards, but this one is unique. As mentioned above, instead of showing candidates possible jobs, Vettery reverse engineers the process. After you create a profile, Vettery’s AI algorithm, called Vicky, will analyze your information and try to match you with enticing career opportunities. If Vicky finds possible leads, you’ll connect with a company and can start the formal meeting and interview process.
Of course, not everyone will find a match right away. According to Vettery, if you aren’t matched with any job offers the AI will keep searching and notify you when something hits. When you do connect with companies, they’ll send you invitations to connect. You can accept as many invitations as you want without commitment as you try to find your dream job.
Vettery is free for job seekers to use as well. Since the program is helping companies fill roles with highly qualified candidates, it charges them instead of you. Vettery charges the business a one-time fee of 15% of the position’s base salary after they hire someone through the marketplace.
In fact, Vettery actually pays candidates. The site offers a $300 bonus check upon signing a contract with a new firm.
Who is It Right For?
We’ve talked a lot about the differences between Vettery and competing job boards, but this is one of the biggest: it only works with companies in select industries. Vettery can work for you if you’re looking for a job in business, tech, or finance. Specifically, these are some fields they help companies hire in:
- Investment banking
- Data science
- Software engineering
While these are just a handful of potential jobs, it gives you a sense of Vettery’s core audience. As the platform grows it’ll expand to more industries, but it is generally focused on these spaces. It’s worth noting that if you’re using Vettery to find a new job and your current employer works on the platform as well, your profile will be hidden from them. That way you can search worry-free.
The Bottom Line
Just by its nature, Vettery is not for everyone. However, if you work in a field that it helps hire in, you can find a great job through the platform. Most positions the platform offers are high paying and ready to be filled ASAP. Signing up is simple and requires some basic information, so if you think Vettery can work for you then give it a shot.