KarmaFile is the brainchild of Mitch Turck, a guy who subscribes to the crazy idea that the world would be a much better place if people were always honest. You could say that this website is his small contribution to that idea.
As a hiring manager, Mitch found himself dismissing hundreds of resumes and job applicants merely because it would cost too much in time and resources to interview and scrutinize them all. He knew there were probably some great potential hires hidden in all that paperwork, but like most people in his position, he did nothing about it.
Two years later, he found himself on the other side of the fence, having been laid off during the recession as the company he worked for went under. During his subsequent job hunt, it seemed that no matter how hard he tried, he could not get noticed by potential employers, most of which were drowning in a sea of resumes given the economic climate. That's karma for you.
He realized that what the workforce needed was an unbiased reference point for all people; a snapshot of your employability as told fairly by all of your co-workers, rather than a hand-picked list of references and a spell-checked resume that doesn’t show the kind of employee you really are. The workforce needed an honest look in the mirror, so that people who deserved to be hired and promoted could be rewarded, and people who needed to improve could become more self-aware and make the necessary strides to build great careers. And so, KarmaFile was born. Seven pounds, five ounces. Congratulations, Mitch… it’s a website.
By the way, KarmaFile is from Pittsburgh, and proud of it. Stop by sometime!