While JobDash’s algorithm can show whether a student is on the right track to full employment after graduation, Caffee and Joel Cannon – the Utah-based company’s CPO — said JobDash also helps improve job seekers’ “soft skills” such as when and how to follow up after a job interview, or writing a resume.
JobDash can also segment the data by degree and job market location, since some parts of the country have higher unemployment than others. It’s an important function, Cannon said, as the JobDash software gets more accurate with more information.
“It’s a predictive model that we offer,” he said, “and when used properly, it can be a huge advantage for students who might otherwise still be looking for a job once they’ve graduated from school.”
JobDash’s technology keeps job seekers organized and on track to meet their goals, and allows schools’ career services teams to track, report, prioritize and predict employment outcomes based on personalized data and goals.
“Parents and students are demanding a return on investment once the student has graduated with his or her degree,” Cannon said. “Colleges should have the tools to give their students the best chance to land a good job. That’s where we stand.”