JobAngels.org is a grassroots, volunteer-driven community that asks each member to simply help one person find a job. What began less than two months ago with a single message on Twitter now boasts more than 7,000 members (and growing). In this short time, JobAngels has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and over 150 online and offline forums, blogs, publications and podcasts. JobAngels firmly believes that one person can make a difference, and this pay-it-forward commitment has already aided hundreds of job seekers in their quest for employment.
JobAngels recently deployed QuestionPro as a means of gaining insight into their members’ needs and perspectives. One of the more interesting outcomes was that greater than 50% of job seekers had yet to ask for assistance. This is perhaps not surprising given the devastating impact of job loss on one’s confidence and self-esteem. The survey also captured the three most prevalent means that JobAngel’s volunteers would like to help job seekers. These included:
– Connecting people to jobs that I’m aware of (23%);
– Simply being a friend and lending a sympathetic ear (21%); and
– Opening up my network (14%).
Stay tuned as JobAngels continues to leverage QuestionPro, IdeaScale, and MicroPoll to learn more about the job market, and ultimately help as many people as possible.