Job searching can be a tedious process, and Simplify, an early-stage startup, aims to transform it by introducing an innovative approach. The W21 YC graduates recently announced a $3 million seed funding round as they strive to redefine the job application landscape.
Simplify is building what CEO Michael Yan calls an “always-on AI career agent.” Similar to a Hollywood agent understanding your career needs, background, skills, and salary requirements, the platform employs algorithms to help users find their ideal job matches. The system utilizes a quiz to comprehend users’ skill sets, making it particularly effective for individuals with technical backgrounds and specific programming skills.
Users can set preferences such as work/life balance, diversity, or innovative tech. Additionally, salary expectations can be specified, and the platform provides job recommendations based on these answers. Simplify also offers a detailed resume-building application on its site.
The platform goes beyond job recommendations; it streamlines the application process by autofilling common information, eliminating the repetitive task of entering the same details repeatedly. Notably, they position themselves as a separate tool from LinkedIn to enhance privacy, ensuring that only potential employers have access to user information.
To enhance job discovery, Simplify presents users with matches scraped from the web based on skills and requirements. The platform also provides the Simplify Copilot Chrome extension, allowing users to automate job applications and answer application questions based on their background and skills.
While the platform is currently remote, Yan emphasized the importance of diversity as the team expands, recognizing the potential for bias in job searches and aiming to create a product that serves a wide range of users.