We’re on a mission to democratize great careers
The best jobs don’t go to the smartest or hardest working candidates. They go to the most connected candidates, candidates whose networks have taught them where to apply, what to write on a resume, and what to say in an interview.
At Firsthand, we don’t think it’s fair to employers, candidates, or the universities that educate them, that great candidates, with the right skills and motivation, should fall short of great jobs because they lack a network to teach them how to be successful applicants.
Firsthand’s mission is to give every applicant the best possible career network. We build platforms that connect job-seekers one-on-one with experienced professionals for career conversations, resume critiques, and mock interviews. Our Career Advisor and Alumni Mentor Platforms drive better career outcomes and alumni engagement at over 100 universities worldwide including UC San Diego, the University of Oxford, and The University of New South Wales. Our Evisors.com platform helps job seekers unaffiliated with our partner schools.
We were founded in 2010 as Evisors, LLC and are backed by VC investors from Vocap Ventures, Nebula Ventures, and the New York Angels.