There are mobile apps for nearly everything these days from dating to getting alcohol delivered to your doorstep. It only makes sense that searching for a job would also meet its app match. As all types of services make the switch to mobile and all sorts of tedious activities are streamlined on mobile platforms, it’s only natural that the drudgery of applying for jobs would get the same treatment. Here’s how searching for a job is being completely transformed by mobile apps.
The world of business and finding employment is undeniably an aspect of socializing, so it makes sense that social networking-style apps and match-based apps would become an aspect of making business contacts. Caliber is an important new app in the professional network space that describes itself as the search engine for business contacts. It’s a service that rests on top of your other social profiles and allows you to seek out connections based on professional backgrounds. Weave is an app that connects potential contacts in the same way that Tinder matches potential soulmates. It’s a more discrete approach to meeting like-minded professionals in your network. Another app called Reach allows networkers to find professionals based on proximity and recently-visited places in real time. These are all great ways to make networking modern.
OKCupid is best known for its series of questions that help people find the best love match. An app called Good&Co is trying to do something similar for potential job seekers. The app features a series of fun quizzes and assessments that provide a scientifically-valuable profile for users. Your results can be shared with friends and potential colleagues, but the results can also help match you with a company that matches your skill-set.
The modern world also means that you can have an interview from anywhere in the world. HireVue lets prospective employers to conduct interviews across platforms and at any time. It also seeks to cut down on the time between submitting an application and being hired. A new company called Interviewjet is focused on taking information about job-seekers and presenting it to employers for them. It’s an exciting startup that’s only currently available in New York.
The future of getting hired is becoming an increasingly mobile affair. This is just another sector that’s being completely transformed by apps.
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