“Don’t get stuck working at a job you don’t love.”
That is the mantra for the online job search engine that really wants to help you find the perfect job. Started by young entrepreneurs Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos as a way to help women better their career choices, The Muse has turned into a successful career portal for both women and men – from all walks of life and all stages in their careers.
The Muse is unlike other job sites. A common job site simply lists open positions, descriptions of those positions and a link to apply. If you’re lucky, it will add a quick bio of the company that’s hiring. In contrast, at the Muse, your job search is becomes your virtual reality – you get to step inside the companies (figuratively, of course) to learn about the culture, the experience and the expectations of the company at hand. The goal is for potential employees to find the best job possible, and that comes from working at the place that is most fitting to one’s goals, ideals and personality.
But that’s not all. The site also offers a newsletter, aptly titled “The Daily Muse,” offering career advice and unique ways to approach the job search. Even better, it has free online classes aimed to help users become better job seekers, with topics including resume writing, mastering networking and updating skills on programs like Excel.
Minshew and Cavoulacos wanted to build a community for “brilliant, fearless women passionate about their careers.” That community has grown exponentially to millions of users a year who are finding the right companies for which to work.
While the aim is to help everyone find their muse, helping women strive in the workforce is still their main goal. So far, the Muse is making it happen.