How many hours have you spent on Tinder aimlessly swiping left and right in an attempt to find your perfect soul mate? Swiping left and right for HOURS until you find that one perfect person; you swipe right hoping that they swipe back so you can start your relationship together. Now imagine an application that will take this whole process… and apply it to jobs.
Jobr is a mobile job-hunting application with a similar design to that of Tinder. The application gives users the option to swipe left for jobs they are not interested in, or swipe right to notify companies of their curiosity, and subsequently review certain opportunities.
Users must connect their LinkedIn profile so that Jobr has a basic understanding of the users' background. Then, Jobr’s algorithms keep track of how the user swipes in an attempt to learn more about him and the types of jobs he is looking for. What is special about this process is that it is a two-sided model. When users signal that they aren’t interested in certain jobs, the app will try to match them with seemingly more relevant openings. For recruiters, Jobr filters out all applicants that are not interested in, or do not fit, specific job opportunities.
Jobr has been on the app store for about two months, and is already having a large impact on the job market. Since its launch, over 1000 job recruiters have signed up for its service, and over 3 million “swipes” have been executed to date. Jobr is also offering users an incentive of $1000 for any referral that leads to an actual job.
With Jobr’s user popularity increasing, inevitably so to will its funding. To date, Jobr has raised over $2 Million in seed funding from a variety of venture capitalist firms. It plans to hire new staff, and further expand, in an attempt to make Jobr the most relevant job-search tool on the market.