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A local company is helping job hunters take their “elevator pitch” digital.

Here’s an eye-opening statistic: More than 48,000 jobs a day are posted on Twitter, according to the Woburn-based entrepreneur Joe Budzienski. And yet finding those announcements amid all the chatter on the site—and figuring out how to get the attention of the recruiters who’ve posted them—can be a real challenge.

Budzienski thinks he has the answer. He and a team of developers have just launched Gozaik, a website that uses an algorithm to search the Twitter stream for job postings. Here’s how it works: When you sign up for Gozaik, you create a profile, which appears as an online page of mosaic-like tiles that highlight your experience using videos, photos, PowerPoint presentations, or social-media accounts—sort of like a multimedia version of LinkedIn. Anytime you see a job posting you like, you simply tweet back a link to your Gozaik profile for the hiring manager to review.

The result? Users, Budzienski says, are able to provide potential employers with a richer sense of who they are than they would with a traditional cover letter and résumé. “Gozaik is an extension of your elevator pitch,” he says. “It’s your elevator résumé.”


Janelle Nanos
Janelle Nanos Janelle Nanos, Senior Editor at Boston Magazine jnanos@bostonmagazine.com


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