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Career Site The Muse Helps Young Americans Land Dream Jobs

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Very interesting broadening of scale, mission, service.  Meaning it evolved and matured as its users did.  Proper.


Kathryn Minshew launched The Muse — formerly known as The Daily Muse — in 2011 with Alexandra Cavoulacos and Melissa McCreery. It's a destination for career advice ranging from appropriate interview attire to mentoring to negotiating salaries.

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The site was originally intended for young women, but officially opened the doors to men in June because the team realized it was impacting a far more broad and diverse crowd than it was originally targeting. Especially in this economy, there's a need for a platform where millennials can find inspiration, resources and advice for professional development, whether you're a new grad or a professional looking to take your career to the next level.

As of August 2013, The Muse has 1 million monthly unique active users, double its traffic from six months ago. The site features job listings, and glimpses into more than 100 companies, like SpotifyTeach for America and Gucci, who pay for a multimedia company profile on the site to attract top talent.

The site's recent growth has been fueled by the $1.2M in venture capital it raised in January from Y Combinator, 500 Startups and others. With this funding, The Muse will be growing its team and launching new features to serve its community, which it's looking to scale to 10 million uniques.

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