Companies dismissing those with atypical career paths or a CV with holes may often miss out on talent and skills that could be useful to their business. The site disregards the usual CV format, asking candidates instead to tell their story more informally, without focusing on dates and diplomas but rather by highlighting their skills. Profiles are then scrutinized by an algorithm which determines the relevant job offers, before connecting them with companies. As Gloss & Boss founder, Sabine Peters explains, “The site is aimed at women with a wealth of experience in their professional and personal lives, some of whom have followed their spouses for an expatriation and have become bilingual or even trilingual.”
The platform is used primarily by SMEs, that may be looking for a greater diversity of experience. Live for just a month, Gloss & Boss intends to place over fifty candidates by the end of the year. How else can companies be encouraged to promote diversity in their recruitment patterns?