If you're willing to meet strangers via an app to make your life better via intimate encounters, why not also meet strangers who'll make your life better by giving you a job? That's the idea behind a new app that hails itself as "Tinder for jobs."
The nspHIRE app (pronounced "inspire") was recently created by a Chicago startup, amid a slew of other Tinder-type notions. The app uses LinkedIn information to help users create a profile that is essentially their resume. Employers can then contact desirable candidates and chat with them for $.99.
|"Think it's worth a buck to laugh at this nerd's 'references'?"|
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The "swiping right" acceptance that is inherent to the original Tinder app works here too. Prospective employees "swipe right" on jobs they are interested in, and are notified of a match if employers swipe right on them as well. Anonymous posting abilities allow for you to seek a new gig on the down-low. An in-app chat service allows for communication.
As reported by chicagoinno.streetwise.co, nspHire co-founder Rasheen Carbin explained, "The idea of mutual match was very attractive to us because it solves the biggest problem with job boards. If you’re a candidate, when you press submit, you have no idea what happens. For the most part whoever that goes to, that person is probably never going to look at your resume. And if they do, maybe they’ll give it 6 seconds."
Thus, if employers are willing to pay $.99 to look at you, perhaps they truly feel you're more worth their while. Some 500 downloads for the Android version of the app have already taken place, with the majority being jobseekers. The iOS version, to be released soon, will incorporate a projected initial 20,000 workers and 2,000 employers.
|Just don't confuse it with actual Tinder, or your job could get weird.|
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