Jobspotting’s Robin Eric Haak helps advance your career path (VIDEO)
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Berlin based Jobspotting helps you discover the job opportunity that’s best for you and puts them into a Jobfeed, which scans the internet for relevant positions

When you meet Robin Eric Haak, you not only get a chance to learn about Jobspotting, where he serves as co-founder and COO, but you also get some wonderful insights into the Berlin startup scene.

As I discovered and explored the Berlin community in a recent visit, Robin shared the backstory, the region’s significance in the European startup scene, and its ties to Israel.

Prior to Jobspotting, Haak co-founded the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, which invested in more than forty companies. He not only managed investments and add-on investments from the firm, but he helped manage the portfolio and day-to-day operations of the accelerator.  Since leaving, the accelerator continues to thrive and invest in new startups.  During this trip I personally visited Plug and Play and was amazed at the facilities, the companies, and the teams they were growing.

Jopspotting represents more than just a way to get a job.

Today’s IT and creative professional is on a journey that may not always represent a linear path.

You change.

You evolve.

And so do “jobs,” because many times, jobs are no longer jobs as we used to think of them.

How the platform works

Based on your skills and interests, Jobspotting helps you discover and identify the job opportunity that’s best for you and puts them into the context of a Jobfeed, which scans the internet for relevant positions. Similar to platforms such as Spotify, you can “like” a job and the feed will give you more jobs like it in the future.

This also goes for jobs you don’t like. As Haak explains, “For example, when you go into SEO or online marketing, and you can say no, I don’t like this job. And then you can also give explicit feedback,” that is more detailed than a simple no. “You could say, ‘Maybe I only want to go more into adwords or banners instead of SEO and landing pages.’ And then the machine will learn.” The platform also has collaborative filtering so that the more people that use Jobspotting, the more accurate the results will become.

If you’re reading Geektime, chances are you may be a great early adopter of Jobspotting. Give it a try and tell us what you think.

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