Esports-focused social media network Juked has launched a jobs and networking section on its platform. The new category will act as a hub that features aggregated career advice, job application tips and job postings.
In a blog post, Juked said the section will be used for posting job listings, sharing career advice, interviews and résumé tips, as well as AMAs (Ask Me Anything’s) with recruiters and hiring managers.
The company has also stated that it plans for the section to become a place for its community to network and collaborate.
Juked highlighted that it would be conducting several AMAs with industry figures throughout the week to answer questions. It’s also planning to hold weekly initiatives, such as ‘Give a tip Tuesday’ and ‘Field your resume Fridays’, to kick off discussion.
The new section is an arguable departure from Juked’s primary focus on B2C content, potentially putting it in competition with esports and gaming career site Hitmarker. In the announcement, the company said it decided to add the section to its platform after noticing keen interest in esports jobs amongst its userbase.
“A motivator for many of Juked’s most hardcore users is actually networking and building a personal brand for themselves in the esports space,” the post reads. “Our audience is, after all, heavily skewed towards industry insiders, influencers, journalists, and execs, and is a good place to reach a concentrated group of important people in the community.
“Whenever we’ve posted about open jobs at say, an esports team, we’ve noticed that those posts have been super engaging on average. People are clearly looking for this content.”
The platform also added that ‘How do I get a job in esports?’ is one of the most common topics discussed on the app.
The news comes shortly after Juked commenced its latest crowdfunding round on July 5th, which is currently sitting at just north of $100,000 (~£85,000) on crowdfunding platform Wefunder.
It’s the app’s second crowdfunding round after raising slightly over $1m (~£840,000) in 2021, part of an effort to raise investment from its community rather than institutional investors.