In October 2015, the Austrian career orientation platform whatchado entered into a strategic partnership with JANZZ.technology, the Swiss technology and consulting company for skills and job matching.
JANZZ.technology will now provide semantic enrichment in order to improve and support search results on the web platform www.whatchado.com. Search queries from whatchado users will be sent through an interface to JANZZ.technology’s product JANZZrestAPI. This will provide whatchado with access to JANZZ.technology’s entire multilingual ontology, allowing them to enrich their users’ search queries with this database.
Since the end of April 2015, whatchado has been able to offer users who search for career videos an ontology with over 19 million structured terms, including over 100,000 classified careers and activities with specializations and over 160,000 skills. The database provides users with even more comprehensive results such as synonyms for their search terms or a multilingual comparison of their query. This will allow whatchado users in future to find even more specific information about their dream jobs, or make it easier for them to determine which job is actually their true calling. Jubin Honarfar, CEO and co-founder of whatchado, is excited about this strategic partnership. «Through our partnership with JANZZ.technology, we have found the perfect tool to allow our users to search for careers and jobs with even greater precision and enable them to find which career best fits their interests and requirements.»
The use of synergies also plays a central role in this strategic partnership. CEO and founder of JANZZ.technology Stefan Winzenried is happy to provide the necessary technology: «In whatchado, we have found a partner that shares our vision. That is why we are motivated to do our part so that people have the opportunity to discover which career best fits their needs and skills. Our technology will allow users to perform even more extensive searches. whatchado is free for users, and we are looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the platform.»
Whatchado, The Handbook of Life Stories, operates a career orientation platform on www.whatchado.com where people talk about their careers, their job stories and their personal lives in short videos. The integrated whatchado Matching feature allows users to discover videos that showcase people with similar interests. In this way, whatchado provides young people with new ideas for possible career paths and gives employers the opportunity to have their own employees act as ambassadors for their companies.
JANZZ.technology is a technology and consulting company active in the field of semantic skills and job matching, and in the use of complex occupation and skills data. It offers standard and white-label products and SaaS solutions for the modelling, analysis and use of big data on job portals, by public employment services, and on companies’ own job sites. Using the latest semantic technologies to precisely match qualifications and hard and soft skills across different languages, it considerably alleviates the matching problems associated with asymmetric search mechanisms in job markets.
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