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Job Search Tool for Grads / LaunchPad connects job seekers with professional advisors

As graduation looms closer and closer, many soon-to-be college alumni have only one thing on their minds: the impending job search. Sometimes it feels like all we hear about are the dismal prospects for graduating seniors, or how competitive the job market is — but six Harvard Business School students have set out to help job and internship seekers gain a competitive edge with a service called LaunchPad.

LaunchPad connects job seekers with professional advisors so they can gain insight into different industries or potential careers. Through one-on-one phone calls, job seekers can get advice and ask questions from advisors who are Ivy League-educated and work at top-tier banks or Fortune 500 companies. Seekers can ask industry-specific questions, request feedback on their resumes or gain insight into which job to choose — the seeker gets to decide how to use his or her 30-minute advising session.

Right now, once a seeker submits a request to be matched up with an advisor, one of the six LaunchPad creators will personally make an appropriate match and then kick off the call at the agreed-upon time. In the future, LaunchPad hopes to use an algorithm to match up seekers and advisors, but it has yet to be developed.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor

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via LaunchPad Helps Job Seekers Gain a Competitive Edge.

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