If you’re bored of filling out endless, wordy internet text boxes in your quest to find the perfect job, check out labels.io, which applies the process of tagging to generate a quick & effective summary of your skills to catch the eye of potential employers. Filling out your profile takes minutes, and you can link it to your social media accounts, website & blog for employers who want more detailed information. And it’s creating these links that is another important part of the way this website works.
The creators have made a clever algorithm that determines your online professional authority by measuring the impact of your relevant contributions to the social web – they call it your “labels weight” and there is a detailed explanation on the site if you’re interested. This weight allows you to bubble to the top of the crowd when an employer comes looking for people in your skillset… and there's the rub; as much as I love the idea here, it relies on employers to come looking for you. In todays over saturated online recruitment market I really hope these guys have a solid marketing strategy worked out, as I would love to see a site like this succeed.