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The job search app for people who HATE job searches

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Teddy Kim

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Backers: 36
Average Pledge Per Backer: $114

Funded: $4,088 of $68,000
Dates: Oct 20th -> Nov 19th (31 days)
Project By: Teddy Kim
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Latest News

Now it's all about details...

November 7th - via:
Hot Prospect is inching closer to launch, and the MVP is in sight! One of the last features to build is a nice in-app view of a job opportunity shared from an HTML site.  I've been deferring this piece, because I wasn't sure how to deal with the... (Read More)

Feature update!

November 3rd - via:
Thank you all for your generous support! I wanted to give you an update about a feature I've been working on.  Truth be told, I have been dreading working on this feature because I knew it would be tedious and difficult, but I needed an... (Read More)

Really? It's just Dig Dug?

October 26th - via:
If you ever lose your job, people will give you the following advice: you should treat your job search like a full-time job. What does that mean exactly? How on earth could you spend 40+ hours per week on your job search? Here's how: Notice that... (Read More)

How technology apartheid works

October 24th - via:
In my house there are more computers than people. Even my six year old has her own laptop. It's bananas. This summer I was rummaging around in a file cabinet and I found a Macbook air wedged between two file folders. A $1k computer that I simply... (Read More)

The problem with pipeline diversity

October 23rd - via:
I want to talk about bias. My own that is. A few years ago my sister-in-law reached out to me for help. At the time, she was a career counselor for a local community college, and she asked me to arrange an informational interview with one of her... (Read More)

Jousting with giants

October 22nd - via:
The original concept for Hot Prospect was to integrate the app with the big search engines' public API's. How naive! It turns out that the big job search engines don't have public API's. For example, Indeed's API is under lock and key.   In early... (Read More)

Visualize the problem space

October 21st - via:
For companies like Indeed, or Dice, or Monster, the longer your job search, the more they benefit. Graphically, it looks like this: If you are a job search engine, your goal is to maximize the area under the curve. A long job search means lots of... (Read More)

100 days of code

October 20th - via:
note: this is a cross-post from my substack blog, which I am using to document my journey with Hot Prospect. The tailspin I'm not your typical 100 days of coder. For one thing I'm not really a coder anymore. I used to be, but then I became a manager,... (Read More)

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