It is with immense sadness that I announce I am resigning as Director of HireMatch.me. To say it’s tough to leave something that was an idea generated from a deeply personal experience like not being able to find a job is a ridiculous understatement. Especially since we’ve been working on it for almost three years. I always said I have three kids: two boys, ages 4 and 1; and a startup, age 2 1/2.
Ironically, the reason I’m leaving HireMatch.me is my desire to help provide for my two children and my amazing wife, who I have not given nearly enough credit to over the course of my journey. I wouldn’t have made it this far without her unflinching belief in me and her complete support. She is my rock.
I leave my third “child” in the very capable hands of my business partner, OraRuth Rother, who will continue to run the business. I still 110% believe in the value of using assessment based matching as the first step in the recruitment process (even more today than when we started) and that HireMatch.me is the solution companies and candidates sorely need.
There has been enormous growth in understanding how assessments can help companies make better hiring decisions by considering work behaviors and cultural fit over skills and experience. You can read more about that in an article by Dr. Charles Handler, Matching: The Newest Flavor of Assessment Tools.
So, onto my next challenge – whatever that may be. A job that pays would be nice. I will be writing more about the crazy startup life, which will hopefully help budding entrepreneurs understand the process and perhaps learn from me and some of the valuable lessons I’ve picked up along the way. It’s a rough, but incredibly rewarding road…even when it doesn’t turn out as planned.