28 comments

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 2 years ago

    if you need this, you're probably applying to too many jobs at a time.

    6 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 2 years ago

    This is interesting but I tend to agree with @Jim Silverman, have you identified people who really apply to so many positions that they need to keep track of all of them? What is there to do after sending an application - if they decide to move to the next stage you'll hear back, if not they'll send a generic fuck off message. Would people forget the steps of sending an application so they need a checklist every time?

    I'm not saying this wouldn't necessarily work or that it's a bad idea, I'm asking if you have identified this need in the market.

    2 points
    • Rennie Haylock, over 2 years ago

      Hey Cristian, appreciate your comment. I think Huntr is useful even for a modest number of applications. I built Huntr from my own experience with the job hunt, I must have applied to no more than 15 or 20 positions and found myself frustrated at the lack of visibility on where I was in terms of my efforts, and at the fact that my main job search tool (email) was mixed with personal, school and all other kinds of stuff.

      Here's a few use cases our users find Huntr good for:

      • You browse job boards and find interesting positions you want to apply to, it's easy to save these with Huntr (we offer a chrome extension for quickly adding any job to your board)
      • You get a phone interview at one of your dream companies, you need to do research to prepare good questions, Huntr has notes where you can save those, along with the name of the person who's interviewing you, all of it in one place.
      • You are frustrated with the job search, being able to visualize where you are in that process helps a lot, it shows you the facts of where you stand, this might not seem like a big deal, but believe me, it makes a world of a difference.

      As some people have mentioned, Trello and Spreadsheets are the go-to tools for this, and they do a great job, but I think there's a lot more that can be done to help applications. The product is not even close to it's full potential, but I definitely think there's a market for it, we have some very interesting features coming out in the next few months!

      3 points
  • Eduard GiménezEduard Giménez, over 2 years ago

    Neat!

    Have you though about doing the same but for the company? Currently I'm using a Trello board to keep track of job applicants and share notes with coworkers, but could be greatly improved!

    1 point
  • Samuel ṢoṣinaSamuel Ṣoṣina, over 2 years ago

    Basically a Trello for job application but extending its features and making it more useful. Nice!

    1 point
  • Wouter De LooseWouter De Loose, over 2 years ago

    I could definitely see myself using this, I live in a city where there's a huge lack of talent, every day I get multiple recruiters emailing me with jobs, it's really difficult to keep track of the ones I've already applied to and at what stage they are.

    I used to keep notes in Evernote, but for some reason that doesn't really work for me. So something more organised might do the trick.

    1 point
  • Michael MckeeverMichael Mckeever, over 2 years ago

    Brilliant idea! Looks great.

    1 point
  • Thanasis RigThanasis Rig, over 2 years ago

    Very useful tool!

    1 point
  • Alex PateAlex Pate, over 2 years ago

    Interesting idea, but not sure I personally see value in it.

    I always keep a list of past job applications that I've made in a Google Sheet, along with a note of whether I heard back from them or not. A spreadsheet does this job more than well enough.

    Cool project, but again not sure who it's targeted at.

    0 points
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 2 years ago

    Love that someone made this.

    Had a wunderlist to-do idea with a simliar premise. Looks great!

    0 points
  • Taylor Palmer, over 2 years ago

    Is this not something you can already do with a free Trello board?

    It's a good thing to do when job hunting, though. Can also be accomplished with a spreadsheet.

    0 points
    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 2 years ago

      Agreed it can be done in Trello, but I appreciate that I can visually differentiate jobs by logo and can map them out as well. Let's me think about them in a slightly different way.

      0 points
  • s0fa potato, over 2 years ago

    I usually just use a spreadsheet since I can do a compare/contrast of details like compensation, benefits, wfh policy, commute situation, etc. I'm not sure how useful this is since once they get a job, the use cases basically become null. However, I could see this being wildly useful for sales users since they are constantly managing contacts and going on customer visits. Something to think about!

    0 points
  • John KimJohn Kim, over 2 years ago

    this looks awesome. can i ask what your stack is?

    0 points
  • Russ BrownRuss Brown, over 2 years ago

    This is brilliant

    0 points
  • Guido SlotboomGuido Slotboom, over 2 years ago

    Interesting. Certainly for people who work through recruitment and selection agencies.

    Although I would recommend recruiting and selection agencies to offer such services by default in their own environment to temporary workers. That should also be a must for job board companies. For such companies, the applicant is also a kind of customer and wants to be provided with good services. From start to finish in the application process. Is my application being processed and when is the follow-up etc.

    Apart from that, your product looks great and offers the user the necessary opportunities during the job application process.

    0 points