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Feature update Job Discovery

Build a bridge to somewhere amazing.

Today, we launch an important update to our Job Discovery app that enables you to specify a starting point to build your bridge to a better career and a brighter future. In two easy steps, choosing a job tells us all we need to get you going. Then, rank yourself on a few job specific […]

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Competency Insight Job Discovery

One is not enough

Part of what makes SkillBank technologies so powerful is the way we capture “level of interest” — which is an important second aspect of the relationship a person has with their competencies. Most people have “burnout skills” where they may excel but they really don’t want to. If your job forces you to apply your […]

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Job Discovery

How we help end your job hunt frustration

Unless you’re in a growing job sector in a strong economy, “going with what you know” can be totally frustrating. Today, millions of unemployed workers feel stuck because they need new career ideas. This is even more true for those just starting a new career. Searching job boards doesn’t solve this problem. Sure, it exposes […]

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SkillBank from the ground up

Arriving at the starting line

The last few months have been a whirlwind and honestly, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends. Driven by my foundational urge to do help solve the pandemic employment crisis, our first product is just heading out the door. It’s called Job Discovery – a free app to help job seekers and workers in […]

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SkillBank from the ground up

Onward…

Building a successful startup is a lot like alchemy. Searching for the sweet spot of market opportunity, product offering, partnerships, customers and the people who make it happen. I think we’re finding our way onto a very good path. We’re becoming clear on where our opportunities are, to whom we’ll deliver solid value and how […]

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SkillBank from the ground up

Things are taking shape

It’s been a busy time working on the core technology, refining our product roadmap and growth plans and adding brilliant individuals to our advisory board. The techie in me is happy to say we’ve become quite sure we can do what we want to do. In other words, we’ve done enough work to be able […]

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SkillBank from the ground up

SkillBank origin story

Growing up in Seattle, I was one of those young expert skiers you see flying down the slopes. Though I might have been the only one to stop and give pointers along the way. Thinking about it now, I was probably one of the more annoying kids up there. The point is that all my […]