PAC Labs today announced the global launch of GILD, where social gaming meets career advancement. GILD provides technology professionals an engaging environment where they can compete in competitions, connect with peers and employers, and advance their career through certifications and job opportunities. Through GILD, technology professionals can earn industry-recognized certifications and credentials, and showcase their status to leading employers, such as Sapient, Oracle and eBay. PAC Labs was selected as one of only 25 companies out of 500 applicants from around the world to unveil GILD onstage as part of TechCrunch Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
Built for technologists by technologists, GILD is the future of professional advancement and personal promotion, and enables members to access career opportunities and engage with top employers. For companies, GILD provides access to the world’s best talent. “GILD empowers technology professionals to stand out from the pack. It’s a way for professionals to take control of their career and finally answer the question: ‘What am I really worth, and how can I advance my career?’” stated PAC Labs CEO Sheeroy Desai. “Currently, employers are overwhelmed with hundreds of applications for a single job opening, and no way to quickly identify the best talent. We are launching GILD to help employers bridge that gap more quickly and cost effectively than ever before.”"GILD enables us to identify and engage with the best technology professionals around the world,” stated Sapient CEO Alan Herrick. “With Sapient’s rapid growth, we must have the top talent at our fingertips. GILD provides a solution where traditional hiring methods fall short.”
With GILD’s proprietary ranking system, professionals no longer have to wonder about their qualifications, or feel lost in the shuffle. GILD members can constantly monitor their status and ranking among other job candidates and peers. GILD’s scoring and ranking system is based on the PAC Examinations, developed by PAC Labs, and trusted by leading employers worldwide. The PAC Examinations cover a broad spectrum of capabilities, including a professional’s personality, aptitude, technical and communications skills. Since its beta launch in May 2010, GILD has drawn more than 60,000 registered professionals and top employers.