Expledge is a job search engine designed specifically for individuals looking for jobs rather than for employers looking to fill positions. This shift in the job search industry places the focus on those looking for steady and competitive work. Expledge will do the heavy lifting when it comes to applying for jobs on behalf of job seekers and assisting in obtaining interviews and ultimately full-fledged employment.
The main focus of Expledge is finding employment for job seekers in a timely manner. The Expledge system will match job requirements to a skillset and quickly identify employment possibilities for job seekers. If the job search takes longer than expected, Expledge will still be a job advocate for as long as it takes.
Expledge offers a number of services and utilizes a unique set up in terms of payment and eventual fees. The staffing agency has placed clients at a number of well known companies including: Google, Oracle, Tesla, Adobe, Cisco, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and PayPal.
As a platform designed for the job seeker, Expledge offers unique services to prospective employees. On behalf of the job seekers, Expledge offers the following employment solutions to those actively looking for work:
Many job search sites or recruiting platforms work to fill positions on behalf of employers. Expledge has flipped the industry on its head, focusing on the job seeker. The functionality and services are specifically designed and implemented to help those actively looking for employment.
Many job search platforms charge a monthly or subscription type fee to use the service. There may be a “basic” service offered free of charge, but then a premium option that better assists the job seeker that will come at a price.
Expledge recognizes that many individuals looking for employment may not have the income needed to pay these types of upfront fees. That is why Expledge does not charge a fee, at all, until the job seeker accepts a position that suits their needs. Even then, Expledge only charges a one-time fee. The standard employment agencies put people on payroll and indefinitely take a portion out of their check. Expledge's one-time fee is significantly less (usually a $3,000 to $5,000 fee) than an employment agency that takes a portion out of the person's paycheck (sometimes a $10,000 to $30,000 cut every year).
Expledge does not simply want to help job seekers find any job. The job search agency is focused on finding the right opportunity for every job seeker. To assist in this effort, Expledge offers specialized job search with the following criteria:
The two unique search capabilities that Expledge offers that most other companies do not is the work visa sponsorship function and specified job responsibilities.
While Expledge will help job seekers obtain interview opportunities, the service itself does not provide interview preparation courses or advice. Since each company or employer interviews a bit differently, Expledge encourages job seekers to do their own research and preparation for these interviews.
However, since Expledge claims to want to help potential employees land employment sooner rather than later, it is odd that no interview preparation services are offered, not even for additional compensation.