FAQ

About Jobalaya

  1. What is Jobalaya?
  2. What is a “List”?
  3. What are Tags for?
  4. What is Jobalaya Digest?
  5. Is Jobalaya useful if I am not actively looking for jobs?

Using Jobalaya - Job Seeker

  1. How do I apply for jobs through Jobalaya?
  2. Why do I have to provide reference checks if I apply through Jobalaya?
  3. Who should I put down as my reference checks in my application?
  4. Can I track my application progress on Jobalaya? How do I know whether my applications have gone through?
  5. Can I contact recruiters directly?

Using Jobalaya - Companies

  1. How is Jobalaya different from other recruitment sites?
  2. How do I use Jobalaya to hire?
  3. What are “eyeballs”?
  4. What are “connections”? Where did they come from?
  5. Do I have to pay to use Jobalaya?

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Send us an email at support@jobalaya.com!

About Jobalaya

  1. What is Jobalaya?
  2. Jobalaya is an HR technology company that focuses on neutralizing the effect resulted from stereotypes in recruitment process for both job seekers and employers. Our recruitment platform helps top talent discover small, awesome companies previously unknown to them while strengthening their qualification through upfront reference checks. See About Us for more information.

  3. What is a “List”?
  4. A List is a collection of companies created by an existing user on Jobalaya. To job seekers, lists are a great way to discover new companies. Following a readily available List can also save job seekers a lot of research time if someone else has already done the work!

  5. What are Tags for?
  6. Tags are attributes of companies, such as “e-Commerce” or “Female Leadership.” By clicking on a Tag in the Jobalaya website, you can see all the companies that have associated themselves with the said Tag. By subscribing to Tags of your interest, you will join hundreds of other members in our community to receive Jobalaya Digest.

  7. What is Jobalaya Digest?
  8. Jobalaya Digest is a weekly newsletter that includes company recommendation tailored to your personal interests, career tips, and job search tools, all exclusively available to our members only!

  9. Is Jobalaya useful if I am not actively looking for jobs?
  10. Absolutely! Recruiting is an on-going effort, so you should not wait until you are jobless to start the search. :) Here are a few things you can do with Jobalaya:

    1. Subscribe to tags: Find tags that interest you and hit subscribe! This will help you stay updated on new companies and jobs available on Jobalaya.
    2. Share your own lists: If you have friends who are currently searching for jobs, share lists you’ve created to help them discover new companies.

Using Jobalaya – Job Seeker

  1. How do I apply for jobs through Jobalaya?
  2. Follow these simple steps to apply for jobs through Jobalaya:

    1. Explore the site and find a job you’d like to apply for, and click “Apply Now”;
    2. Log in to your Jobalaya account if you haven’t already done so;
    3. Fill out your information and upload your resume;
    4. Provide your reference checks’ contacts. The more reference checks you have, the stronger your application is;
    5. Submit application!
  3. Why do I have to provide reference checks if I apply through Jobalaya?
  4. Many recruiters come to Jobalaya because they want to hear what others say about you. In fact, applications with reference checks are 80% more likely to be reviewed by recruiters. This is why we highly recommend you to include at least one reference check contact in your application.

  5. Who should I put down as my reference checks in my application?
  6. Recruiters like to hear from people you’ve actually worked with in your prior experience, such as your manager, clients, or direct reports. You should also think about which part of your application needs strengthening. For example, if you are working for a big corporation but want to switch to a small startup, it might be a good idea to have someone from the startup world as one of your references and talk about why you’re a strong candidate.

  7. Can I track my application progress on Jobalaya? How do I know whether my applications have gone through?
  8. Not yet, but we’re building this feature now! If you have any question regarding your application, please contact us at contact@jobalaya.com.

  9. Can I contact recruiters directly?
  10. When you apply for the jobs, you can include a message to the recruiter. If the company wants to proceed with your application, the recruiter will reach out to you directly.

Using Jobalaya – Companies

  1. How is Jobalaya different from other recruitment sites?
  2. There are a few things that differentiate Jobalaya from other recruitment sites:

    1. Jobalaya focuses on helping small-sized technology companies
    2. Jobalaya’s main objective is to help companies get discovered by top talent through exploration (think Spotify or Pinterest!)
    3. Jobalaya allows candidates to provide upfront reference checks to help you better decide which candidates can move forward with the interview process
  3. How do I use Jobalaya to hire?
  4. Take three simple steps to start hiring talent using Jobalaya:

    1. Set up an account for your company at https://business.jobalaya.com
    2. Post job openings
    3. Tag your company so people who are interested in what your company has to offer get notified of your job openings
  5. What are “eyeballs”?
  6. Eyeballs are the number of people who will be notified of your job openings because they’ve subscribed to one or more tags of your company.

  7. What are “connections”? Where did they come from?
  8. Connections are people who have saved your company to their Lists. These connections are not only potential candidates for your company, but also your advocates since others can follow their Lists and discover your company.

  9. Do I have to pay to use Jobalaya?
  10. We plan to launch a paid version in the future, but as of now Jobalaya is completely free!

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