Welcome to the Prentus monthly changelog! I'll be posting these at the beginning of each month with updates on what we launched the month before.
September was productive. There were tons of little improvements to various parts of our careers platform. Even made a few touch ups to make things look pretty.
On a side note, we are working on our one-liner. Thinking about "Prentus is the gamified, community-powered careers platform for modern schools." Might need some work but covers main points for now.
Anyway, here's a breakdown of what we added to our platform in Septembers:
Students see 100s of events across the internet each week. That's why when you share a demo day or helpful talk, it's hard to get your job seekers there.
With Prentus, schools can now create and share events in the community event stream. Host live resume reviews for your internal community or public Demo Days you can share with employers too. Some features include:
Speaking of calendars, knowing what's coming up next helps job seekers stay on track. Our new Calendar features gives them one place that shows interviews from their Job Tracker, interview from hiring partners, and community events in one place.
Plus since it's on the new Planner page, they can see their assigned tasks and personal to-do list as well.
Engaging job seekers is one of toughest things to do. With Weekly Summaries, your platform will lighten your load.
Every week, active job seekers get an email summarizing all the progress they made that week. This includes tasks, jobs applied to, and interviews. And if they didn't do anything, we send a supportive email to bring them back into the fold to get back on track or update their profile.
With our community launch next month, expect a daily and weekly digest option for alumni to stay in the loop.
Employers and recruiters can enter their job information in the widget to share in your community's internal job board. If they don't have an account on your platform, this will also create an account for them and send them a welcome email.
Now, you can attract more employers to check out your grads with minimal upfront commitment.
There's a ton of other tweaks we made to the product. These include:
Next month's big focus is our Community feature. Since 80% of jobs come from networking and many job seekers complain about loneliness, this will be the biggest part of our platform moving forward.
The Community, which includes Events and Jobs already, will allow alumni to: