Hey recruiters, it’s time to take a cue from online dating. This new app will help you swipe your way to the perfect hire.
In many ways, recruiting is a lot like dating. So in the arduous process of finding the perfect match, what works for one might work for the other, right?
That’s what Jobr thinks: This new is taking its cue directly from the online dating world.
Matching employees and jobs
On the surface, Jobr looks a lot like the popular dating app Tinder. An image appears, and you swipe right if you’re interested, left if you’re not.
The difference is Jobr isn’t showing photos of potential dates — it’s showing descriptions of potential jobs.
Just like Tinder does with dating, Jobr makes the hiring process a two-way street. Both the recruiter and the applicant have to swipe right (demonstrate interest) to create a match.
And the more people who use it, the better it gets.
“There are more than 1,000 recruiters on the app already and users have made more than 3 million swipes since launch. That increase in data also means that the app can be smarter about which jobs applicants see and which applicants are shown to which recruiters.”
Do you think the Tinder model will work for recruiting? Will you give Jobr a try?
Susan Shain (@TravlJunkette) is a travel blogger who loves helping people discover adventure through international travel or alternative careers.