Hey Darius, Just curious. How come you guys shut down careerdean? Seemed like such a good idea? Was there an issue in getting people to respond to questions? Revenue issues?y
CareerDean did not grow fast enough and from our perspective, we could not get enough people doing the core action of asking questions. Revenue was not the problem at the time because we were focused on iterating to a product that enough people would love to use a lot. At that time, the CareerDean team was set out on building a worldwide startup; with the growth and activity we were seeing with CareerDean, we decided to pivot (to Wiselike).
Thanx for answering! If you don't mind answering my next question... When creating Wiselike, why didn't you do category based questions, for example incorporating the CareerDean concept and having a section where people can scroll through topics specific to the career they're interested in? Was it because of somethiing you leaarned in the CareerDean experience? I've recently become interested in the idea as I decide which career path I'd like to take. Seems like there are no good sites, well organized, with good search options, focusing specifically on education. There are some some blogs and forums but nothing that I've found to be like really awesome. There is Quora, of course, but that's really broad.So, would you guys consider adding something like that? Thanx again for sharing your insight and experience.
Focus is helpful for growing a company. CareerDean focused on junior tech positions, helping people who are just starting their tech careers talk to veterans and young professionals in tech. So we made sure there was a broad enough range of people with diverse tech skill-sets. We didn't see a need to create categories inside tech.
If you haven't seen the skill tags yet, they're located on the bottom left of your profile's background image. Hover over that area and click on "View all Skill Tags" which links you to https://wiselike.com/tags
Hopefully the skill tags page can help you find some more people to learn from :)
Thank you for your time!