Relish was started at the Darden School of Business at UVA in 2014, where Sarah and Zach (the cofounders) spent their first year experiencing firsthand the frustrations and inefficiencies of the MBA recruiting process: a firehose of opportunities with companies around the world, but little time to effectively explore, target, and pursue more than a fraction of the available positions. With a decade of experience in technology platforms and strong feedback from dozens of interviews with students and recruiters, they decided to launch a small pilot program to test the viability of a customized MBA recruiting platform - called RelishMBA.
That pilot program attracted the majority of the Darden student body and 30 MBA recruiters, ranging in size from Fortune 50 corporations recruiting over 100 MBAs a year to early stage start-ups looking to make their first business hires. With this proof of concept, the Relish team set to work rebuilding and expanding the platform to students, schools, and companies, launching version 1.0 of the software in June 2015.
In 2016, with two years of success facilitating recruiting for MBA and other masters business degrees, the team expanded the platform to support many masters degrees, including expansion to graduate engineering and data science degrees – and RelishMBA was rebranded to RelishCareers.
In 2018, to continue RelishCareers’ growth and traction expanding beyond its core MBA market, Relish acquired TransparentCareer, a cloud-based recruiting platform that provides role-specific compensation and cultural data for students and alumni from top universities. With over 400,000 user submitted compensation and culture data points on over 10,000 employers, the TransparentCareer platform offers the Relish network an unprecedented level of granularity, allowing candidates to compare and contrast career paths, potential employers, and even similar functional roles to find the best fit for their specific preferences.
Today, Relish helps employers, job candidates, and universities with the career search and job process for many mid-to-senior level positions globally. Relish’s goal is to help job candidates and employers streamline their recruiting processes and make more informed hiring and career decisions. The platforms combine an exclusive professional network of top candidates and employers from around the world, with data driven tech and high-touch team support. Think of us like the perfect dating site for mid-to-senior level talent and the companies who hire them. Match.com for hiring.