FAQ

What can I do on the site?

What is jobtrees.com?

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.

Privacy Policy

Last updated December 17, 2019

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Jobtrees.com Inc (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at pete@jobtrees.com.

When you visit our website www.jobtrees.com (the "Website"), use our mobile application, as the case may be (the "App") and more generally, use any of our services (the "Services", which include the Website and App), we appreciate that you are trusting us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy notice, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.

This privacy notice applies to all information collected through our Services (which, as described above, includes our Website and App), as well as any related services, sales, marketing or events.

Please read this privacy notice carefully as it will help you understand what we do with the information that we collect.
1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Personal information you disclose to us

In Short: We collect information that you provide to us.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Services, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Services or otherwise when you contact us.

The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:

Personal Information Provided by You. We collect data collected from surveys; cv and other job application data such as background checks; work performance, salary, bonuses, disciplinary actions; and other similar information.

Social Media Login Data. We may provide you with the option to register with us using your existing social media account details, like your Facebook, Twitter or other social media account. If you choose to register in this way, we will collect the information described in the section called "HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS" below.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Information automatically collected

In Short: Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Services.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about who and when you use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

Information collected through our App

In Short: We collect information regarding your mobile device, when you use our App.

If you use our App, we also collect the following information:

  • Mobile Device Data. We automatically collect device information (such as your mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system, version information and system configuration information, device and application identification numbers, browser type and version, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, and Internet Protocol (IP) address (or proxy server). If you are using our App, we may also collect information about the phone network associated with your mobile device, your mobile device's operating system or platform, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device's unique device ID and information about the features of our App you accessed.

The information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our App, for troubleshooting and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Information collected from other sources

In Short: We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and other outside sources.

In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers and services to you and update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we receive personal information about you such as your name, email address, and gender. Any personal information that we collect from your social media account depends on your social media account's privacy settings.

2. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

  • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
3. DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

In Short: We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Notice.

4. HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS?

In Short: If you choose to register or log in to our services using a social media account, we may have access to certain information about you

Our Services offers you the ability to register and login using your third-party social media account details (like your Facebook or Twitter logins). Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, email address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public on such social media platform.

We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Services. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

5. WHAT IS OUR STANCE ON THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES?

In Short: We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated with, our Website.

The Services may contain advertisements from third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services or mobile applications. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. Any data collected by third parties is not covered by this privacy notice. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Services. You should review the policies of such third parties and contact them directly to respond to your questions.

6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

7. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the Services within a secure environment.

8. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short: You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can:

  • Log into your account settings and update your user account.

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, we may retain some information in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with applicable legal requirements.

Cookies and similar technologies: Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Services. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Services visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices

Opting out of email marketing: You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list – however, we may still communicate with you, for example to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes. To otherwise opt-out, you may:

  • Note your preferences when you register an account with the site.
  • Access your account settings and update preferences.
9. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage, no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.

10. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with a Service, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Services. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Services, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all our systems (e.g. backups, etc.).

11. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE?>

In Short: Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

12. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE?

If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at contactus@jobtrees.com.

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