Koru, Inc. Launches New Job Finder For College Grads

By Megan (Weyrauch) Johnson on October 19, 2015
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The job application process for recent college grads is less than perfect; if you’re a college grad, you can relate.

More often than not, students don’t even hear back from employers or receive feedback about how to improve their application or skills. About 53 percent of recent college grads are either unemployed or underemployed and have an average of $30,000 in student debt.

While the statistics may paint the future as bleak, Koru, Inc. is changing the picture with the launch of their free online job finder, according to a recent press release.


This job finder helps recent and soon-to-be college graduates do three things: discover the best jobs for them using Koru’s patent-pending “check fit” assessment, build a job application that stands out and get feedback and coaching to help them improve the impact of their job search.

The leading talent marketplace focused on landing college grads in jobs they love, the Koru team delivers applications directly to employers, highlighting best-fit candidates. Building on Koru’s more than two years’ experience working with colleges and employers, the job finder prepares and lands job-ready college grads in great companies.

The new job finder includes a host of unique features aimed towards helping job seekers gain the attention of great employers and to help employers source and screen from a diverse pool of great candidates.

Copied from the press release, the job finder includes the following.

*Job fit: Koru has created a proprietary “check fit” assessment, based on its Koru7 JobStrengths™, that helps match a job seeker’s strengths to Koru’s portfolio of positions from top companies, helping ensure that job seekers find their best job fits and employers find their best candidates.

*Unique application: The new, unique application process helps job seekers highlight their best selves by showing what they are capable of and where they stand in the areas that indicate high job performance such as grit, analytical rigor, teamwork, and the ability to drive business impact.

*Feedback and coaching: Helping to solve the job seeker’s “resume black hole” dilemma, Koru’s job finder provides feedback on every application from a professional staff of experienced coaches.

*Wide corporate network: Job seekers will now know where they stand, as Koru will deliver applicants to their corporate network of top companies like: Airbnb, Facebook, HubSpot, LinkedIn as well as non-profits like EarthCorps and high-growth startup partners like Trupanion.

“In today’s race for high performing talent, many employers are looking for more than a resume,” said Kristen Hamilton, co-founder and CEO of Koru. “Our new job finder helps grads present their best authentic selves and get noticed. We give actionable feedback throughout the job application process so they can continue to improve and get hired.”

Hamilton added that Koru has also developed relationships with great companies and, acting as advocate for the applicants, deliver their applications into the right hands.


A pilot user named Taylor Denton was mentioned in the press release. She said she found Koru’s job finder made a significant difference in her ability to get the attention of an employer, as her resume didn’t say enough of what she could really do.

“Koru’s job finder was so different. I could really show off what I was capable of. Employers could get to know me versus what I looked like on a piece of paper,” Denton said.

Through Koru’s job finder, Taylor was hired at Trupanion, though she had previously been turned down by the company when she applied through a standard job board.

“Trupanion was able to gauge the type of employee that I would be, and I think it turned out to be a really good fit,” Denton said.

Employers have a hard time telling one resume from another when hiring entry-level positions, but Koru’s application is based on the Koru7 JobStrengths™– skills and competencies that are most predictive of early-career job performance–which helps employers make faster, better hiring decisions.

With up to an 87 percent employment rate for its grads, Koru’s groundbreaking new job fit assessment and application process could be just what you need to land the job!

Headquartered in Seattle, Koru provides a unique online job finder and runs immersive business programs in Seattle, San Francisco and Boston with partners like LinkedIn and Porch to give recent grads the skills, expertise and connections to get hired and make an impact. Visit www.JoinKoru.com to learn more.

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Hello! I am currently serving as the Director of News/Managing Editor for Uloop. I recruit writers, manage Uloop's social media pages, edit articles for students without an editor at their school, manage interns and lead our National Team. When I'm not writing or editing, I love to take part in community theater, read and enjoy the outdoors. I have a Bachelor's degree in English and Professional Writing from Ohio State University and am currently pursing an M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Wright State University. If you ever have questions or just want to chat, email me at megan@uloop.com.

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