Jobtrees.com offers users information about roles and careers that go beyond the traditional job board sites by showing interconnections between roles based on data, not opinions. By leveraging data, our unique approach allows us to present a number of different ways the user can choose to discover what potential careers are out there as well as the path to get there. 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. Jobstrees.com is here to inspire and provide pathways for change.
How do I find new jobs on jobtrees?
A part of finding the right job or role is knowing it exists. You can use the search function to search for any job by name or education. To help you find unique roles you never knew existed or potentially remind you of ones you forgot, we offer several different ways for exploring roles in the Find a New Role section of the site.
How do I find my career path?
Jobtrees.com is a tool that displays real career data by showing interconnections between roles. We aim to show you the potential future (branches) of a role as well as the most common ways (roots) to get there. Simply type in a role into the search bar and begin to explore the pathways before you. You have the ability to customize and save your search results. If you are not sure which career pathway to search for today, start by exploring new roles with the Find a New Role function.
How does the site work?
What is a Jobtree and how does it work?
A Jobtree is a visual representation of the most common role steps to and from a central role or starting point. It shows you the most common career path to and from any given role in our career database. Each step away from the central role is specific to the steps taken prior, meaning that the career path shown is an exact path that others have taken. Each Jobtree is unique. If you see a role that looks interesting branching off from the central role, move it to the center and see how the information changes.
Why do I see the same role in the Jobtree both leading to and progressing from the central role?
The Jobtree is built based on the aggregation of career profiles and so this is a result of people’s careers not following a linear path of role title progression. Also, titles aren’t used synonymously at all companies so that the responsibilities, scope, or rank for a title at one company may be different at another so what may look like a downgrade in title is actually a career progression.
How does the Time in Role calculation work because I see the value changes depending on what the central role is or filter I selected?
Each Jobtree is unique. The calculation for TIme in Role is done specifically for the data set for each Jobtree which causes the time in role to change. For example, the Jobtree for Data Analyst and Senior Data Scientist both have Data Scientist in their job history with a different time in role listed. This is because the people that had the position of Data Scientist prior to becoming a Data Analyst are not the same exact set of people who had the position of Data Scientist and became a Senior Data Scientist.
What is the source of Jobtrees's data?
It is the aggregation of publicly available career profiles covering hundreds of thousands of career steps spanning thousands of unique roles across many industries, schools, education backgrounds and companies. With your help we can expand this data source further by uploading your career profile which will allow you to track the roles from your job history while navigating the site and this will also help contribute to creating a more robust experience for you and other users. In order to unlock a new role or filter for a role, we need a minimum amount of data to ensure the data stays anonymous and the paths are representative of a meaningful enough sample. This means the data you provide helps to open up more features for you and other users.
What happens if I sign up?
Does it cost anything to join or use the site?
There is no cost to join the site and currently all our content is at no cost to our users. We have some enhanced features we are developing which will end up being available as part of a premium membership for a minimal fee. We do encourage you to upload your career profile which we will use to aggregate with our current data set as well as other users to create a richer product experience for you.
How do I access all the features on the site?
You can access all features once you have created an account and are signed in. Having an account will give you the ability to customize your account, save new roles, save trees, add career experience, and more.
If I share my career data with Jobtrees what will you do with it?
We will only use your career data to aggregate with other career profiles to power the products you use on the site. It will not be sold or used to create targeted advertising. If there is ever a change to this approach you will be asked to actively approve new usages of your career data.
I uploaded my career profile but I don’t see my roles on the site. What’s wrong?
Because we need a minimum number of roles to aggregate together before we show them on the site, it is likely that there aren’t enough other profiles to aggregate with yours yet to meet this threshold. This is an opportunity to encourage your colleagues with similar career profiles to add their data to the site to meet the aggregation threshold and unlock the Jobtree for that role.
Something is wrong and I need help
How do I reset my password?
Select the Sign in / Sign up button located on the top navigation bar. Select forgot password. You will need to enter your email address and directions will be emailed to you to reset your password.
I do not have access to my email address and I can not remember my password. What do I do?
You will need access to your email to reset your password. If you can not access your email, the best thing to do is create a new account.
How do I update my personal information?
You can update your personal information on the Your Account page. To access this area you will need to sign in. Once you are signed in, click on your name on the top navigation bar and click on Customize your account from the drop down menu.
How do I delete my account?
You can find the delete your account function on the Your Account page. To access this area you will need to sign in. Once you are signed in, click on your name on the top navigation bar and click on Customize your account from the drop down menu.
What should I do if I think information is wrong?
What does 'beta' mean?
Jobtrees.com is in a beta stage which is a limited release of the site with the goal of refining the functionality before the final release. We are actively working to refine the design and function of our site so for now we humbly ask for your understanding when things don’t work as you expect. We appreciate any feedback on what you would like to see improved or additional features added.
What should I do if I think career information on the site is inaccurate?
We are constantly working to ensure the data on the site is clear and accurate but it’s possible that we missed something or made a mistake. If you think this is one of those cases please contact us with the error you have identified.
A Jobtree is a visual representation of the most common roles in the career path to and from a chosen primary role or starting point. The career path is an aggregation of real people’s actual career steps that is updated over time as users share more career information with us. Each role above the primary role are the most common next career steps taken and each role below being the most common career steps leading to the primary role. If you see a role that looks interesting branching off from the primary role you can move it to the primary role position and see the unique career paths for that role.
How do the role specific calculations like time in role work?
Each Jobtree is unique. The calculation shown for time in role, years of experience and avg career steps are specific to the data set for each Jobtree which means this value will change depending on what role is in the primary role position. For example, the time in role for Role A when it is the primary role will likely be different when that is a branch of a different primary role. This is because when Role A is a branch of a primary role it represents only a sub-set of the total Role A’s (the ones that follow after that primary role) in our database and so likely calculates to a different average time in role. If you don’t exactly follow this, no problem, the main takeaway is that the stats we show for each tree are specific to that career path not just that role.
What is the source of the data for the career paths?
The source data is an aggregation of publicly available career profiles and those provided by Jobtrees users to populate our career database which covers hundreds of thousands of career steps spanning thousands of unique roles across many industries, schools, education backgrounds and companies. You can help to expand this data source further by uploading your career profile which will allow you to track the roles from your job history while navigating the site. This will also help contribute to creating a more robust experience for you and other users. In order to unlock a new role or filter for a role, we need a minimum amount of data to ensure the data stays anonymous and the paths are representative of a meaningful enough sample. This means the data you provide helps to open up more features for you and other users.
Why might I see the same role both leading to and progressing from the primary role position? Is this an error?
This is not an error. The Jobtree is built based on the aggregation of real career profiles and so the repetition of a role in the lead up and the progression from a primary role is a result of people's careers not following a linear path of role title progression. Also, titles aren’t used synonymously at all companies so that the responsibilities, scope, or rank for a role at one company may be different at another so what may look like a downgrade in title is actually a career progression. There are many other reasons for this to happen with the main takeaway being that if you aren’t having a linear progression in your career, you are taking a common route to your career. Keep exploring.