In the past, applying for a job involved writing your cover letter and resume and sending it to your intended company. Then LinkedIn, Monster, Career Builder and other job board sites that made finding jobs easier emerged. The emergence of mobile technology in the past several years has simplified a lot of the time consuming, cumbersome and boring tasks that are required by the professional class in the current world.
Tadmor who is the founder and CEO of the New York City Job-hunting app Switch says that he is trying to create a mobile job app that will liberate the passive job seekers. He went ahead and said that he and his team are trying to create an environment that connects job seekers with companies and mangers intending to hire new employees. Tadmor who has vast experience in hiring people has in the past hired for teams at several media companies including the content recommendation engine Taboola.
This mobile App is mostly intended to help those who are already employed and need to “switch” to another job or company. This is because most job managers or companies have a habit of allocating jobs to people who have at least a minimum job experience of 10 years into their career and have an entry-level or mid-level position. Although LinkedIn and other sites are still a nest of countless powerful people for good job connections and networking, the site does not favor a lot of people especially those who are very busy and don’t have time to interact.
The site which acts as a sort of “Tinder for Jobs” will give users a chance to be discovered by companies. The users only need to swipe left or right in the app to indicate whether they are interested in the jobs recommended by switch to them. The company will then take a look at the applicant’s LinkedIn profile that every job seeker is supposed to upload in their switch account, then if interested will contact the applicant. They can even start conversing through texting.
Tadmor says that he wanted to create a mobile App that would make socializing easier in the job world. Switch does not provide a search engine but has algorithms that push relevant recommendations to both job managers and job seekers. Most jobs are located in metropolitan areas and the app has recently helped a large number of people get jobs in the retail industry, business services, food and beverage and accounting among others.
Switch is dedicated to providing more jobs to people and make sure that the job mobile app will push their goal of hacking the job industry for a new generation that is constantly looking for new job opportunities.