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Computer Experts Get Hired

Posted on 6.02.2014

Finding a job is one of the most stressful parts of life that everybody has to go through at one point or another.

When the idea for Hired came about - literally over drinks - the founders wanted to remove some of the painpoints, especially for technical positions that are harder to fill. Founded in 2012, Hired gives engineers, designers, product managers and data scientists their very own talent network.  

“Hired is putting the power back in the hands of workers by making intention and transparency on the part of companies a top priority,” said Matt Mickiewicz, CEO and cofounder of Hired. “Our goal is to make the outdated practice of recruiters inundating talent with ill-defined job opportunities a thing of the past.”

For the unfamiliar, only about 5 percent of the people that apply to Hired get accepted. However, being accepted by Hired does not mean they obtained a job from them, but that Hired has agreed to let them join their marketplace and allow companies to discover them. What's interesting about the service is that the prospective applicants' profiles cannot be found in a public search and that their profiles cannot be seen by the current company they are at or at any previous companies they've been with. 

The young company recently announced that they have surpassed the $2 billion mark in job offers from companies to candidates that are in their talent pool. They also stated that their team has doubled in size since the beginning of 2014 to 40 total members now.

Hired has much to feel confident about right now especially with the rate of candidates applying to join their marketplace increasing 300 percent in the last year and doubling revenue since securing $15 million in a Series A funding (or first round of funding) in March 2014.

"The tremendous traction we’ve achieved in such a short period of time makes it clear that Hired is indeed solving a major problem faced by top tech workers and hiring managers alike,” said Mickiewicz.

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