A new app aims to be Tinder for recruitment, by hooking people up with jobs.
Emjoyment lets job seekers upload a profile on the app and browse through job listings.
Users can connect through LinkedIn or fill out their own profile, detailing their location, their top selling points and what type of job they are looking for – full time, part time or internship.
They are then shown jobs that match with this information, and can click a thumbs up, thumbs down or a share button to send to a friend.
On the other end, employers post jobs, displaying a logo, location, job title and a brief description of the position.
They then search through the candidates who expressed an interest with a thumbs up, and accept or reject them.
Like the hookup app Tinder, the two parties are connected together if both mutually show an interest.
The idea came to its creator, former investment banker Adam Saven, when he was working long hours and didn’t have time to look for another job.
He wanted to make something which could streamline the recruitment process, as Tinder has with online dating.
He told HRM America: “When I was at work I couldn’t go on job sites to find another one, and when I was at home I was trying to get the minimum sleep.
“If there was a mobile centric (job) site, that would have saved me a lot of misery.”
To gauge reaction for the app, which currently lists jobs from a few US companies, he crowdsourced feedback on Reddit.
The users helped him iron out some issues with the app, fix bugs and add features.
On Reddit, Saven explained his idea:
“Finding a job is a pain and you almost never find ones you actually want.
“Because of this I developed a simple setup – a few questions about what your ideal job looks like and then use LinkedIn information for background and experience.
“On the backend employers are doing the same to find appropriate matches. It’s a new way to find jobs that you actually want and it’s as easy as using Tinder.”
The app is free for both employers and job seekers.
Visit the site here.