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Aug. 29, 2011 12:32 pm

JobMuncher: startup aims to centralize the hiring process

For anyone that’s tried to hire a job candidate, using a traditional jobs board can be a challenge. In many cases, after a job has been posted, applications, resumes and material have to be collected manually through email responses from candidates. To solve this problem, Cherry Hill’s John de la Rosa and Philadelphia co-founder Kotaro […]

For anyone that’s tried to hire a job candidate, using a traditional jobs board can be a challenge.

In many cases, after a job has been posted, applications, resumes and material have to be collected manually through email responses from candidates.

To solve this problem, Cherry Hill’s John de la Rosa and Philadelphia co-founder Kotaro Fujita recently launched JobMuncher, a SaaS product that aims to centralize the hiring experience for employers and potential employees.

Using the site’s online dashboard, employers can communicate with applicants and offer jobs to them directly on the site. Candidates then have the opportunity to accept or decline an offer in the dashboard.

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JobMuncher utilizes a fremium model. The first job post is free for businesses, and monthly pay plans are available after that, from a standard offering of 10 jobs per month for $19.95/mo to a premium offering that includes 100 jobs, and additional tools, like notetaking and a calendar for interviewing, for $199.99 per month.

In the backend, the user interface is clean and easy to understand. Color-coded buttons give overseers the ability to quickly see which applications have been rejected, interviews, or offered. And a document viewer makes it easy to see posted resumes without having to download the files separately. Management can add notes applicants’ files and rate them, as well.

Though de la Rosa says he is considering a white label model, for now, companies can create their own vanity URL on the site and upload branding and customization for each job listing repository.

For the past year, de la Rosa and his partner have been bootstrapping the startup, covering costs including operation, marketing, development and hosting. He says that since launching earlier this year, a half-dozen companies are using and evaluating the software, including a local restaurant owner who will be filling staff at two new locations for management, cooks and waiters, and a Groupon competitor looking to expand its national team.

Through September, JobMuncher is offering its Premium package free of cost for three months, valued at $399.90. To enroll, sign-up for the Premium offering and use the code “summerheat”.

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Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Kirk handles business development, marketing and product development, forging new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He's an avid biker and lives in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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