As a millennial, I want to be on a path that will ultimately point me towards success. However, searching for jobs is not an easy feat. Job fairs all seemingly only want to hire accountants, university career centers are difficult to navigate, and networking can be intimidating to recent grads. What is one to do when left to their devices (literally)?
In the beginning, my search for what I wanted to do tended to be broad. I flocked to websites like Indeed, Salary.com, and job pages of the local Fortune 500 companies in the area. I scoured through multiple pages trying to find something that would closely match my desired title or another similarly named position. Once I found a position that I felt was a good fit, I would apply. When the call from the hiring manager came, there was always a discrepancy of what experience truly meant. Despite years of part-time and internship experience, they thought what I have posted on my resume was not sufficient. Time after time I was forced to reframe my job search. I felt there were no good opportunities here in St. Louis.
But then came The Whether. This new platform essentially consolidates everything I was doing into a neat and intuitive experience. I can search for a job and immediately have hundreds of employers at my fingertips. All the information is consistently laid out so I can quickly scan for particular requirement such as the level of education or years of experience needed. The Whether pulls live data from Glassdoor to get salary information and employee reviews of the employer. If available, you can even see the videos about the company to get a better sense of their culture. There is also a nice human element of having the live chat feature. So if you need help or a hiring manager needs to talk to you, everything is readily accessible. Personally, I use the app on my phone to favorite new opportunities and articles to read later on my desktop. It is a comprehensive tool that helps get your job search off the ground so you can kickstart your career.
After using The Whether, I have learned about so many opportunities St. Louis has within its diverse neighborhoods. The St. Louis Regional Chamber has partnered with Better Weekdays, the parent of The Whether, to help students like me to navigate the many opportunities hiding in the region. Because of this valuable tool, I now realize St. Louis is actually a great place to live, work, and play.
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