The Muse co-founders Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos want to transform the tedious, often demoralizing process of job-hunting into something, well, less awful.
The two female entrepreneurs, both alums of management consulting firm McKinsey, have built an online community of more than 75 million people who can connect to employers and avail themselves of a range of tools to advance their careers. The company, founded in 2011, was born out of Minshew’s personal frustration at the shortcomings of other job-search platforms.
“I was going on all of the job boards that everyone’s familiar with, and it was such a frustrating experience. You type something in the search box and you’d get 5,732 results and they all looked exactly the same,” she told CBS MoneyWatch.