We rolled out a new feature called ‘Alumni Job Portal’ this week. This job portal is quite different from those you have come across till date.
Let me explain how it works.
1. An alumnus comes across a job opening (typically in their current company), and posts it in his alumni website.
2. Alumni who are looking for opportunities can view jobs relevant to them based on experience, domain, and pay.
3. Once an alumnus/alumnae applies, the referrer gets their profile, which he will then refer in that company. If the applicant gets the job, the referrer could get a referral bonus, so it’s a clear win-win for both.
Unlike other job portals the referrers here are alumni who belong to the same stream and who took one extra step to share the opportunity with their alumni fraternity. Since the job is posted in alumni community, it is reaching a very targeted segment of job seekers, whose typical caliber is known. Also when someone applies, the request directly goes into the referrer’s personal inbox. This brings in the extra attention to the applicant’s profile.
Not just jobs, even internships can be posted in the same portal under ‘Internships’ section, where alumni can post internships opportunities that are available in their companies and current students who are seeking for internships can apply.
One most important and special thing about this portal is, it allows you to connect and nurture a new relationship with your fellow alumnus/alumnae.
This is a job portal ‘For Alumni, by Alumni’.