Cho Yun-jin, CEO of ITDAA, link between job-seekers and professionals

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As the number of unemployed people increases and the unemployment rate continues to be the worst, job seekers have worrisome concern that the job market looks narrower than a needlehole.

However, there is no time to blame the narrowed job market. If you keep a close eye on the employment information and have the ability to locate the company you want, you might have an opportunity to be an exception.

Someone has solved these problems of the young and old generation. That is Cho Yun-jin, 34, CEO of social mentoring service ‘ITDDA’.

Cho introduced “ITDDA” as “a social venture started in 2012 with interest in the problem of job polarization due to the information gap”. Next, he said, “The cost of building a ‘spec’, korean term for certificates, grades, educational backgrounds that one use to beef his or her resume, is not easy. It was founded with the hope that no young man would give up his dream because of economic poverty.

As a mentoring service, It provides online counseling for college students who are seeking jobs. 1,270 mentors working in various fields in 20 countries are currently volunteering with their professional profiles, such as companies, departments, jobs, names, and photos, to help college students and youth job seekers.

On average, more than 500 online mentoring is conducted per month, and 100,000 monthly visits are made to college students and college students.

Services are free. Mentor’s activities are talent donations. “The mentors are those who voluntarily try to help juniors who are trying to advance into society,” said Cho. “Mentors with shorter careers are prepared for realistic employment, while mentors with longer careers offer a lot of job-related advice.”

Mentors’ experience has helped young people find employment. In fact, students who are mentored sometimes join mentors’ company, and students, also called ‘mentee’, succeed as professionals and become ITDAA mentors.

Most of the revenue comes from offline programs. It operates educational programs at 30 domestic universities and local governments such as Seoul. We plan to keep the online service free.

“It is a reality that universities and local governments have a budget for job seekers, but there are few programs that meet students’ realistic needs” he said.

Cho is planning to upgrade the service to cover a wide range of individual concerns and themes so that mentees can ask every question lightly. Last year, job-seeking and career-building programs were held at 20 universities, but this year it has increased to 30. The company is also planning to conduct employment support programs with more than 10 corporate foundations.

Cho said, “Last year, sales were 400 million won, but I want to exceed 1 billion won this year.”

“Many people didn’t think they could make money by resolving job polarization,” said Cho. “I started this project with good intentions to solve social problems, and I want to show that this business, which I think is indispensable to the world, can succeed in market competition.”

Founding in his 20s, CEO Cho advised the youth preparing for the start-up, “Think about what the real world needs.”

“It’s not fun to start a business with just profits in mind,” he said. Thinking about how to solve real social problems such as fine dust will help you develop a business mindset.

original source https://www.etoday.co.kr/news/view/1618620