“Ok it’s beautifully made, but what use is Zerply to me?”, we’ve heard statements like this many times over. It’s often motivated by misunderstandings of Zerply’s purpose or guilt over the lack of account activity. Professional networks like Zerply can often be seen as a disruption to the happily employed creatives workflow, or a roll of the dice for job seekers, but in reality a professional profile is something all creatives should invest in.
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
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