Hey there! I'm Tomas Slavinskas, founder and CEO of Wozber.
It all started in 2013 when I graduated from university and was looking for a job. Without investing too much of my time, I wrote a standard CV and sent it to all the local companies that had any open job positions in my field.
Two weeks went by, and sadly I received no reply. Not even a single one. Why did this happen? Well, there could be many reasons, not enough work experience usually being the most common one. However, after some research, I figured there was one thing that was most likely the case - it was my generalized CV.
To test my theory, I restarted the job search by picking the top 10 companies that I found most interesting. I rewrote my generic CV addressed to each one of these companies as a targeted resume accompanied by a dedicated cover letter. Each document was explicitly written for a matching job position, highlighting the experience and skills that companies were looking for. It was a troublesome process, but after a lot of editing and moving content around, I successfully finished my second batch of resumes.
Within a week after sending out these job applications, eight from the ten companies invited me for an interview. Six of them offered me a job. And in only three weeks after restarting my job search, I started to work at my chosen company.
After replicating my job hunt success multiple times later, I started sharing my experience with friends and colleagues. Soon enough, I realized that too many talented people are missing excellent opportunities just as I once did. The problem is that people don't know how to show that they boast what companies are looking for in candidates. When the time comes for a job search, they usually write generic resumes without putting enough effort into making them relevant. However, what everyone should realize is that a resume has to be an advertisement aimed at a specific employer.
This problem begged for a smart solution, and so it led to the beginning of Wozber.