Dear Zerply Members,
As you may have noticed Zerply has been going through some exciting changes over the past couple of months, and there was some press about it this morning. In early March we launched our Hack Design integration, allowing design students to upload images of their work directly to Zerply for feedback. As a result, your engagement doubled, and we realized that there was a lot of potential in showcasing your experience through images.
In the weeks since, we’ve let more and more people upload images and link to portfolio sites. To say that we’ve been impressed by the quality would be an understatement. We’ve seen everything from animations to iPad apps and book covers to GitHub repos.
Many of you have been asking for a way to connect with good opportunities through Zerply, and today we’re finally ready to unveil our beta jobs product being used by a few companies that we think you’ll really like.
Promoted Opportunities is our new tool allowing awesome companies such as Etsy, Kickstarter, Square, Yelp and AirBnB, to broadcast their latest job offerings to relevantly skilled Zerply members. For example, if you’ve tagged yourself as a ‘UI Designer’, you’ll see opportunities in your Featured feed posted by Square and AirBnB, who are currently looking for people that particular tag.
You can also check out companies’ profiles to see which Zerply members are employed there, and what they’ve been working on lately. We know that applying for a position can sometimes be an anxiety inducing experience if you don’t know what to expect. We hope that letting you spy on the stuff your future colleagues are making will help you decide if it’s a position you might like.
If you like what you see, you can either click the job’s ‘I’m Interested’ button, or go to the company’s profile and click ‘Watch’ (similar to ‘Follow’, but for whole companies) to see new opportunities as they’ve posted. The best part is that you don’t have to jump through hoops and rebuild your resume in a certain way. All you need is a Zerply profile and steady stream of beautiful work.
Please let us know what you think. We’re new at this, and we want your feedback to get it right.
Feel free to email me anytime: c at zerply dot com
Co-founder & CEO
Now adding work and keeping your profile fresh is a synch for those who rock Chrome as their browser. The all new Zerply Chrome extension enables you to add work to your portfolio on the fly, as well as informing you of relevant notifications from your profile.
- Add work to your portfolio
- Get notified as people interact with your work
- Easily follow conversations you’re a part of
- Fast access to updating your profile
With the extension you can add your project work directly from the browser as you create it, keeping your portfolio fresh. The unobtrusive notifications periodically update to let logged in users know about the latest related to them.
Here are some of the 5 star reviews we’ve had so far:
Wells Riley ”This is probably the best way I know of to share designs I’m working on with other people. Simple but invaluable tool!”
Timo Lehes ”Super smooth way of adding work to the stream. Great to get notifications of feedback.”
Ben Levy ”Love that plug-in. Just another way Zerply things about its users first. Way to go guys!”
We’d love to know what you think? Add the extension from the Chrome store and give us a review.
We recently launched Converse, our own simple communication tool. Connect with anyone at Zerply about projects, collaborating, hiring or being hired, or discussing the latest buzz. Write your messages in private or in the open where other Zerply members can follow along or join in.
Our aim with Zerply is to showcase all facets of your professional life. Up until now you have been able to show your portfolio through our Behance integration, we have recently added a couple more popular services, since we know that your professional presence can be spread out all over the interwebs. Our integrations form your profiles portfolio, which along with tags and endorsements, help to create a validated snapshot of you as a professional.
Way up North in Sweden’s little town of Trosa, the Zerply team has been putting the finishing touches on the new and improved Zerply.
1. Behance Partnership: You can now connect your Behance account to Zerply in order to import your chosen projects to form part of your Zerply portfolio, that is viewable on both the public and internal profiles.