Make all the jokes you want about eHarmony’s exhaustive compatibility quiz that claims to be better at finding true love. The company now has plans to use a similar system to match people with their ideal jobs.
As Reuters reports, founder Neil Clark Warren thinks he can apply similar principles he uses on eHarmony to help out the reported “70 percent of Americans…unhappy with their jobs.”
The new site, Elevated Careers, will match job seekers based on skills, culture and personality with the best possible companies, according to the site.
“Nobody has really matched personalities in terms of the applicant and the supervisor,” Warren told Reuters. “That’s not something that LinkedIn or Monster do. (The career market) is such a big market that we do expect it to grow faster than our core product.”
Warren told Reuters that he expects the Elevated Careers to contribute to “about 60 percent” of his company’s revenue within three years. Analyst Daniel Kurnos at brokerage firm Benchmark Co. told the news organization that eHarmony, a private company, has a market value around $1 billion. He added that the U.S. dating market is worth about $2 billion each year.
The online career market is worth about $6 billion, Lisa Rowan of market research firm IDC told Reuters.
Elevated Careers is set to launch in 2016, but job seekers and employers can sign up now for updates. No word on fees, but they do say that some features will be free.