An App Described As ‘Tinder For Jobseekers’ Now Exists
For modern day jobseekers, it’s safe to say it’s getting pretty tough out there in career land. It’s a tough slog when half a dozen of your classmates are applying for the same positions, a lot of jobs aren’t going advertised and even the thought of curating your own “personal brand” makes you want to crawl back into your corner of unemployment and stay there forever. So what’s a poor jobseeker to do in this current climate? Well you might find what’s you’re looking for on FOUND.
FOUND CAREERS is a new, two-sided job seeking app that was made for the average Aussie millennial. The best part of the app is that it’s pretty much flipping old-school hiring techniques on their heads (’bout time, hey?)
It’s been dubbed “the Tinder for jobseekers” as it allows for users to swipe right and search through job listings on their phones. FOUND believes that cover letters and CVs are a thing of the past, and opt instead to work in a streamlined fashion to connect jobseekers and employers without ever having to leave the app.
Launching back in February, FOUND has already seen over 30,000 downloads across the country, with more than 3 million swipes and over 100,000 job applications loaded. The app is being used by a number of businesses from small cafes to large corporate companies looking to hire staff fast (retail giant Cotton On was actually one of FOUND’s launch clients).
Co-founder Peter Marchiori recalls how FOUND is the first platform to actually rethink how candidates discover and apply for jobs: “no one has ever built a platform that focuses on giving jobseekers – especially young jobseekers – a great experience. We’re the first mobile site where every single job we have listed can be applied to without ever leaving your smartphone, or needing to upload a CV.”
It’s pretty revolutionary stuff – and it’s bound to make its mark in the broader jobs market soon enough. “To hire the next generation of employees, companies need to go to where they are – and that’s on a mobile device,” Peter says. “We respect our jobseekers, and will never ask them to fill out the same piece of information more than once – that’s something that no other jobs platform in the country does.”
Keen to try it for yourself? The FOUND for Jobseekers app is free on iOS and Android – download it here.
Rebecca Russo is a freelance writer, editor, community radio dabbler, occasional hiker and celebrity autobiography enthusiast. She has written for online publications including Junkee, AWOL, Fashion Journal and Tone Deaf. Find her online here.
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