Meet @Alessandro Mambelli:
Alessandro is an engineer and entrepreneur, and he has a new idea - he wants to help people find projects that they care about - instead of going to work just because you have to, you should find something you care about and bring those values to a project that resonates with those interests. In that way you can find a more fulfilling worklife and it should make everybody happier, because if you’re a motivated worker, you also work better.
This is not specific to Armenia or any other region, it’s quite universal. The whole point is to make the motivation behind your work the central aspect. To promote yourself based not just on what you know and what you have done by why you did those things. “What do you do?” is really not enough to understand your story. When you focus on the why you can find connections with work that makes you feel more useful and more purposeful.
Alessandro at this stage is undecided as to whether he should go down the startup route again, or perhaps try some kind of unStartup approach, with the help of the Edgeryders community. Both directions make sense in different ways. Suggestions for business models/sustainability models are more than welcome!
It’s a project with a big vision - to inspire people to do what they want, and do it as a job, not just at the end of your workday.
The first product Alessandro wants to build takes its inspiration from the CV, which is a broken way to advertise who you are, it doesn’t give you a full picture, and it’s only in the job interview that follows where can you find out what this person is all about.
Alessandro’s idea is to use visual information rather than text-based information. your personal information about what you did in the past is spread all over your social networks etc. so you should be able to gather all of this data and present it in a visual, infographic way. Once these infographics exist, he wants to make them interactive, so it’s not just something static but rather something that you can navigate, browse, filter etc. It can give you context, images, more information about the project and the knowledge and experience you gained from it, which these days is what an employer tries to discover in the interview stage. So the process can be much easier and faster from a recruiter point of view which is a big selling point.
How you can help:
-get involved in the discussion. Right here, right now. what thoughts do you have on this idea? are there any precedents or examples of others working in this field? do you have ideas or resources which you could contribute?
-if you believe in the cause and have relevant skills or just motivation and enthusiasm, by all means get in touch with Alessandro and join the team!