purpose.jobs was born while founder Ryan Landau was traveling around the world. He set out to create a platform that empowers people to find jobs they will love; a platform that is centered around people, community, education, and culture.
Our goal is to create a business that does something important and meaningful in the world.
Letter to future employee
Dear future team member,
There’s never really one reason someone starts a company. As much as we love the romance of great lightbulb moments and dramatic founding stories, it’s rarely one particular itch or one specific opportunity that sets the entrepreneurial wheels in motion. To the contrary, it’s a slow build.
As a business, purpose.jobs will be a curated marketplace that matches the right candidates to the right startup companies. To do it, we’ll leverage our placement algorithm and curation team to make matches based on culture, values, experience, and compensation.
We’re also going to push against this idea of a “deferred life plan” — where everything you do professionally and personally is engineered around retirement.
I want people — the ones we hire, the ones we place, and the ones we help — to follow their passions now, not sit around and wait.
Ryan Landau, CEO purpose.jobs
Director of Talent
We're focused on being good humans and helping connect great people with great companies. We love working hard and are super collaborative. We also love a good smoothie run and dance break.
Here's a few things that are important to us. Be Simple - Double down on being simple and straightforward. Be Human - Create a community of humble, and well rounded people. Be Timeless - Invest in things that will never go out of style. Be Focused - There’s an advantage to being small and nimble. Be Impactful - Drive impact for the business, customers, and for the world around us.
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