Identified is a web site that adds rank to every job seeker. It does it by measuring 3 things. Your education, work experience and network. And it does it all from the data from Facebook. I went to test it today. I was interested to see what score will I get on their scale from 0 to 100. Well I got 3. To be honest I had a slightly better opinion of myself. Identified is kind enough to let us know why we got the score we did. Here is a nice explanation it showed me:
- So my Education is worth – 0
- My Work is as well worth – 0
- My Network is – 3 – well at least something!!!
To put it into perspective, I have spent many, many years in various colleges. Ended up with a Masters Degree. I am not really sure if Identified starts giving points for Education at a Ph.D. level, or was my university really so bad? (That could explain weird twists my career is taking continuously!)
I did spend my last 15 years working, and surprisingly enough Identified didn’t even give me a single point for years of management positions even in companies it most likely know about, take Microsoft for example. Well it is 2011, and I guess you have to work for Facebbok to get some points for your work experience in Identified’s scoring system.
Now my network is a bit surprising score of 3. Why? I actually connected it to my test account in Facebook, created about a month ago, with less than 100 contacts in it. And for that my friends, the scoring system of Identified gave me 3 points. The only 3 points I actually got! 🙂