Preptel provides candidate optimization services to improve a candidate’s chances of getting an interview and securing an offer. More specifically, Preptel developed software to allow a candidate to optimize their resume based on specific jobs that they were interested in applying for. In addition to job seekers, their service is designed for career development professionals, recruiters, and outplacement firms. Their claim is that "Preptel Candidate Optimization services improve a candidate’s chances of getting an interview, securing an offer, and maximizing their compensation package."
Users who log on to their site are greeted by the following message:
"Dear Customers, We appreciate all your support during these past few years while we created and updated our service. We founded this company and solution to help candidates. Over $4 billion dollars are being spent by corporations to help filter and rank candidates. We believed analogous software was needed to create an equal playing field. We set out to ensure our software worked, and we enlisted industry analysts to test it. Most importantly, we developed relationships with leading resume writers and career coaches from associations, such as Career Directors International and the National Resume Writers Association. In collaboration with this special people, we made many improvements to the system. Unfortunately, the cost model and the revenue models never lined up. After running 3 years in the red, we are disappointed to inform you that we have had to shut down the service. We apologize for the inconvenience and again thank you for your support."
If you are a current user of the software, you have until August 30 to download any resumes that you uploaded. After August 30, the service will no longer be available.