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    A matchmaking jobsite

    By Sophia Donaldson, on 7 August 2015

    A couple of months ago we told you about a new  job-searching app that works like Tinder. Well if that seemed a little shallow to you, perhaps you’ll be more interested in Hiremetrix. Hiremetrix takes more time and care over the matchmaking process; you build an online profile, which includes the results of their online assessment, and when companies are looking for new employees, you may turn up in their searches.

    Many organisations already use LinkedIn to hunt for potential employees, so we know this kind of thing works.  Interestingly, your profile can include a short introductory video. As recent research suggests that job pitches are more effective when spoken, as opposed to written, the chance to literally have your voice heard by an employer at a very early stage may be invaluable.

    See below for Hiremetrix’s description of how it all works.



    Image taken from the Hiremetrix website

    Tinder for Jobs!

    By Sophia Donaldson, on 8 June 2015

    Too tired to network? Too attention-depleted to read a job description? Too busy/lazy to fill in a job application? Well SelfieJobs may be the answer. It’s like Tinder, but for jobs.

    For those of you lucky enough to be unfamiliar with Tinder, it’s a startlingly honest dating app, where you swiftly swipe potential dates into yes and no piles based almost entirely on your initial reaction to their physical appearance. If speed-shopping for people sounds fun to you, then perhaps you’ll like it for jobs too. Check out this Guardian article on the app for more details.