Contestant's Case to Win
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Coming up with my business idea was not all that challenging. How could one not notice consistently high unemployment rates from Wall Street to Main Street? Especially with the presidential election around the corner, we are bombarded with sound bites and articles about our countryâ€™s job situation and loss of motivation to look for employment. The hardest part about my business idea was coming up with the solution. Our country needs job opportunities and more importantly in todayâ€™s technology age, a more clear and transparent job search platform that gives back to a greater cause. Our site, OneJobOneCause.com, is a unique job search engine in which proceeds from employer postings go right back into helping those who have been greatly affected by unemployment. This means we hopefully will be able to help those who have been struggling the most with basic necessities such as food and shelter. But we wonâ€™t stop there. Other examples that we plan to initiate from employer postings are providing resume workshops to fit today's social media world and helping to provide professional clothing to those who can't afford the appropriate work attire for an employment interview.
To become transparent in our mission and our cause, we felt it was necessary to partner with a reputable charity or foundation that is aligned in our mission to alleviate the hardships of unemployment, especially for veterans returning from overseas. We are now in the process of securing potential partnerships with some major organizations and I am thrilled. If people know their money is going into the right hands, they will have less trepidation in posting job opportunities on OJOC. In our attempt to overcome the obstacles of building our site, our plan of attack is not to make money initially. Although we are a for-profit company, I have learned from my previous start-up attempts that if you build a company around all about making money, you will fail and fail fast. With OJOC, it is my goal to spread our site and our cause throughout the masses using the many social media platforms and through low-cost online marketing. I actually used resources at my former employer (I was at a PR firm, but in a finance position) to help build a user-friendly and attractive site design. We had a recording studio at work and so for countless hours I wrote a script, recorded it in our studio, and after many attempts, finally produced a two minute video which will be featured on our homepage explaining how we work. To find help building and designing a site, we used an online marketplace (gosh, we do love online marketplaces) to find an expert designer & developer. Although the initial relationship was a true client and vendor relationship, my developer has now become the CTO of our firm and handles everything from front to back-end development and design work. And to that end, I am forever grateful for her hard work and dedication to our company and our cause.