Jobr–a job-hunting application that just launched in May–has found early success in getting users to engage and recruiters to sign up. The application was built off the Tinder model of swiping left or right to connect users. What’s the catch? Instead of giving someone a thumbs up or down regarding romantic interest, Jobr aims to connect job hunters with the perfect job opportunity.
By borrowing Tinder’s style, with two-sided options, the application is able to filter out jobs that don’t fit the applicant or, conversely, applicants who aren’t right for the job. Jobr offers users extensive browsing and the option to swipe right or left to indicate interest…or lack thereof. To get basic employment history, Jobr connects with a user’s LinkedIn profile and algorithms are used in the app to keep track of swipes to the left and right so they can learn more about each user. Jobr even has an added bonus: their referral service will give a user $1,000 if their referral that leads to an actual job.