Co-living and student housing brand Zolo has launched ‘MyFirstXP’, a programme for individuals looking for internships or jobs.
The idea has stemmed from the Zolo community where the leadership team and residents helped people who lost their jobs during the pandemic to find another one.The new initiative aims to disrupt the underlying problem of what people learn through various programmes and what employers expect from them while hiring.
“The pandemic has inspired us to create a platform which could bring a solution that bridges the last-mile gap for students and working professionals in securing the right job. Due to less job contextuality and relevance, a significant number of people fail to get the job of their dreams. Others who want to shift streams find it even tougher. With MyFirstXP, we are hopeful that the first experiences of people would be a win-win situation for job aspirants and employers who hire them through our platform," said Nikhil Sikri, CEO and co-founder, Zolo.
“To ensure the best outcomes, MyFirstXP has developed a cutting-edge platform backed by machine learning technology that enables screening, course dissemination and interviews till placement. The platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning models to scale the operations and achieve efficiency in cost and time. And for users, it provides a seamless experience across the touchpoints," said Zolo's CTO Amit Dixit.
The vertical offers two programmes: a curated programme for students seeking internships, with a 360-degree approach beginning with self-assessment, all the way to prepare for the final interviews, and a programme designed to enhance the skills of professionals looking for a job switch, and people looking for their first jobs.
The experience will take each candidate through a discovery session of their strengths and weaknesses, course planning that develops a 360-development programme based on the mentor’s assessment, training sessions where they get one-on-one mentorship sessions, launchpad that preps them for real-world interviews, professional resumes, video profiles and, last-mile preparation for the interview.
MyFirstXP already has over 5000+ jobs from 600+ corporates onboarded and over 2,000 aspirants being screened every day.