Looking for a job has never been an easy or a fun process and in today’s market, sending a resume and waiting for the miracle call is one of the bad ideas. You now need to have strong online profiles on career – related networks, stay in touch with top executives and HR representatives, be part of groups and forums, remain active, connected and open to all possible opportunities. Looking for a job sometimes means browsing tens of specialized web-sites, making friends with recruiters, following influential people, updating and upgrading and changing your online CV a few times a month. It is tiring, frustrating and time – consuming, not to mention that all these strategies sometimes just don’t work as expected. But what if we had an app, a simple phone app that could act like a match – maker between the candidate and the employer in an easy, fast and enjoyable manner? What if we could find our next best job just as we can find the next best date?
The comparison between the Jobr App, the new sensation in job seeking apps, and Tinder is not coincidental: since its recent launch on the App Store, this innovation has been repeatedly compared to the more popular people – matching app Tinder, as it uses the same principle: swipe left if the job doesn’t sound good enough for you and swipe right if you feel interested in a company’s offer. And of course, it goes both ways, as a company can also browse, like or swipe away the candidates who have profiles linked to the Jobr App.
But how does the Jobr App work exactly in job – matching?
At a first glance, the process is as simple as it can be: the user, namely a person looking for a job, connects their LinkedIn profile to the app, thus obtaining a personal page or a very comprised CV featuring their skills, experience, interests and so on. On the other side of the fence, companies can link their company profiles to the app and start looking for candidates. If a match occurs between a potential candidate and a recruiter, the app allows them to further talk about their future together via a chat feature. One of the best things about the Jobr App is that everything happens anonymously: applicants can like or pass potential jobs that the app considers suited for their skills and interests, while recruiters can also like or dismiss a candidate without anybody getting their feelings hurt. So far, a handful of companies (mostly in the tech field) jumped at the opportunity and offered listings with available positions.
One of the advantages of using the Jobr App is that it transforms the process of seeking a new position (or seeking a new candidate) less formal, less hard and less charged with powerful emotions, functioning more like a social network that brings closer candidates and recruiters. Another important opportunity brought by the Jobr App is that you can refer a job to a friend, in case you are not interested, and according to the news,
Each person who refers someone and gets a candidate a job will receive $1,000 from Jobr.
So it is a win – win deal for everybody. While still at its beginnings, the developers hope that more and more companies will get on board and list their openings, thus turning the dreadful recruitment process into a light, enjoyable and efficient activity. Oh, and in case we forgot to mention, the Jobr App is free for downloading from the App Store.