Financial Post | Business

Doug Walker boasts an impressive resumé.

Having spent more than 30 years in the computer business industry, he has served as chief executive of such technology companies as Alias Systems and BitTorrent. But when he left BitTorrent four years ago, he had trouble looking for another job. He networked and searched online; the job search process, he lamented, was antiquated.

“It became pretty obvious that not much has changed in the way people look for jobs, probably in 100 years,” Mr. Walker said.

“People have always chased jobs, whether that’s as a result of a sign in the bakery store window or a newspaper ad and most recently, electronic job boards. As technology has been applied to the process what has not changed is the process itself … When an employer posts a job on a job board, oftentimes, that employer is getting hundreds or even thousands of resumés for…

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