Rozee / Naseeb networks just received Rs.12.19 Million from the ICT R&D Fund to launch a career and alumni management software application that will be offered to universities free of charge.
The web application will contain different modules to allow university career centers to liaison with the industry, track their alumni and more. Based on the vague set of marketing jargon I could find on the web, these are the modules that should be available to each university:
- Job postings by industry HR managers for students, alumni etc
- Lets students … er.. create CVs (honestly you had to wade through 2 paragraphs of marketing-speak to find that) – including a brief “graduate synopsis” summary
- Employers can search for particular skills, or create a graduation book dynamically
- Alumnis can also … er.. create CVs and update their info (employer details etc).
- A professional network interface to connect people together
- Faculty Profiles, Research interests and papers.
- Internship Portal
So in other words, Rozee just received Rs.12.19M to pretty much take their existing set of tools and tweak them to make a white-labelled hosted solution out of it to offer to 85+ universities in the next 18 months. As you can imagine, white-labeling an existing product is a fairly straightforward task taking no more than a few months.
This also represents growing confusion in the hiring market now because of a sudden abundance of platforms for job placements – from 2-3 to 30+ – which is likely to segment and confuse job seekers as well as complicate life for recruiters.
Brightspyre’s early foray into university-specific job boards is already showing signs of employers being confused about having to manage multiple job boards – add those to PSEB’s recent Internship Portal (also created by Brightspyre) and we can see type of disintegrated and fragmented online future we’re heading towards in the recruitment space.
For more information about this, read the ATP story linked below — though I have to warn you, that story is written by the Marketing Manager at ROZEE and is chock full of sickening marketing jargon — seriously, this jargon is actually worse than the Dilbert Mission Statement Generator – some brilliant quotes from it below.
“…a first-of-its-kind web-based technology has been developed to create a Campus Career Portal.”
The Magic of Technology
As Arthur C. Clarke said,
â€œany sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,â€
very effectively empower universities to achieve economy of scale that lowers the cost of higher education for the common man, through effective and revenue-generating linkage between industry and academia. The use of technology consequently enables better placement of jobs for graduates as well as a greater ability to showcase faculty talents to sponsoring industry members.
*GROAN*… how can someone let them butcher Arthur C. Clarke’s vision by linking it to a job portal!?
I’m deeply disappointed at ATP for letting a marketer corrupt their real-estate’s high standard with B.S.