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    Got hiring headaches? A new job site can help

    San Diego, CA—A new service wants to bring the staffing and hiring best practices from some of the most successful companies in the world to eye care.

    CovalentCareers is eye care’s first online job-matching platform. The company is offering an early access preview before its launch scheduled for mid-May.

    The service comes from Matt Geller, OD, founder of OptometryStudents.com and NewGradOptometry.com; Ryan Corte, OD, regular contributor to NewGradOptometry.com; Brett Kestenbaum, DPT; and web developer Josh Geller.

    “CovalentCareers started because optometrists say staffing is the biggest headache, whether it’s in private practice, corporate practice, or in an ophthalmology practice,” says Dr. Geller. “It’s a big headache. So much of the technology is outdated and based on old ways of doing things.”

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    The company uses a matchmaking algorithm that analyzes data from both the employer and the prospective employee. The algorithm uses basic information such as location and position type along with more specific information such as personality, corporate culture, and specialty experience to find the right match for both parties.

    Dr. Geller says the name came from the bond between two atoms and connects to the company’s main themes—bonding, stability, and sharing.

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    Colleen E. McCarthy
    Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the ...

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