SCOUT, an anonymous competitive-analysis tool, allowing users to see how they stack up against other applicants, while identifying the key differentiators
Between using the new facilities available on both Glassdoor and TheLadders, job seekers and employers now have superior advantages in the sense that candidate competition can not only be checked, but employers also learn if they are using the correct parameters and educational requirements in seeking out suitable top talent for their organizations.
If you have ever wondered what the competition is for that terrific position you are applying for, you now have a way of finding out, thanks to TheLadders.
TheLadders launched a new tool in April this year, known as Scout, which allows its 5 million users to examine the qualifications— title, compensation, work history, and academic background, of each person who has applied for a specific position.
“The tool was created to give candidates a rough idea of their chances, and where they actually fit within the competition pool,” says Alex Douzet, CEO of the company.
Please note that you must be a ‘Premium’ member to utilize the Scout tool at the low cost of $25.00 for one month. With this feature, Job Seekers will also receive a FREE resume critique.
If different candidates are much more suitable for the job compared to your own qualifications, then you can safely assume that you will not be a top contender for that particular role.
Below is a screenshot of what the Scout interface looks like. This example illustrates what is shown when reviewing a Director of Marketing role.
This graphic shows that fifty candidates have submitted their applications for this position to date, and the user is currently observing candidate #3 out of 50. Candidate #3 presently incorporates a remuneration of roughly $140,000, has 11 to 15 years of expertise to offer in this space, and holds a Master’s Degree from NYU, Stern Faculty of Business.
Furthermore, the graphic additionally tells us that the bulk of candidates earn $140,000 annually, possess 15+ years of expertise, and hold a Masters Degree.
On the other hand, this user — the person checking out their competition — incorporates a remuneration of $100,000, 8 to 10 years of expertise, and a B.A. While this individual is certainly not the least qualified candidate, they will likely not be targeted as a high prospect for this type of role.
Users can also continue using the tool to check out the competition after they have applied to a job.
Scout is additionally a helpful tool to use for salary negotiations. It is an effective way to learn how much different positions pay, while not having to ask the company directly.
Moreover, you will be able to use Scout as a research tool to learn the essential qualifications required for your ‘dream’ job. Do you want to pursue this avenue further, or risk waiting for another role that seems more worthy of your time and attention?
Mobile Job Seeker?
To assist job seekers, users have web site and mobile access to Scout, our anonymous competitive-analysis tool, which allows them to see how they stack up to other applicants, and identify their own key differentiators.
What’s more, with TheLadders Scout, they also will be able to discover jobs to which similar job seekers have applied. This is a completely new, quick and easy method to discover new opportunities ad infinitum.
As an example, if you recognize you would like to become a Chief Technology Officer of an organization at some point, you can use this tool to search those positions, and determine the qualifications of the applicants.
Scout, which launched April 1, 2013 currently has around 37,500 recruiters and employers on its site.
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