New Web Service Tischen Attempts to Rid the World of Unemployment
New web service Tischen is on a mission to rid the world of unemployment. The site provides users with a variety of ways to showcase their skillset on the Internet and make themselves available for contact with prospects, whether they be freelancers in need of clients or job seekers on the search for steady work. At the core of Tischen’s mission seems to be the belief that a lack of visibility is the biggest barrier to getting a job.
There are two kinds of memberships–free, and Plus memberships for $9 a month. Free members get their own Tischen page, an availability calendar and business card templates with their page URL. Plus memberships afford several benefits, including:
- A domain name included in the price
- Text alerts to your phone when you get a job request
- Preference in search results
The site’s founder, Saman Rahmanian, says that Tischen “is based on the premise that everyone has a skill to offer and that no matter how bad the economy, people still need to get stuff done. So Tischen is a platform that lets people show what skills they have and when exactly they can offer them. People in turn can search for these folks on the site to get their work done.”
It’s an interesting concept, and at the very least it’s another place for new freelancers to get their name out there. Go take a look.