This recruitment app is like Tinder for jobseekers

Jobr

If you thought LinkedIn had cornered the market when it comes to employment social networks, think again!

New iOS app Jobr hopes to make careers by letting you “Swipe, Chat, & Discover Your Dream Job!” Instead of searching for positions online, sending in resumes, and then waiting for someone to call you back (or not), the app brings together job applicants and hiring managers in more of an informal social network-type environment.

Essentially it’s Tinder for jobseekers. The app presents you with roles it thinks you might be interested in. You “like” or “pass” each one, while recruiters get to do the same with candidates. If both of your preferences match up, Jobr makes an introduction and you get to start talking within the app.

Currently you can chat directly with hiring managers at Lyft, Twitter, The Boston Consulting Group, Yelp, Houzz, Uber, Homejoy and a few other places, while more will presumably be added as Jobr grows.

To help expand the concept, currently Jobr is offering a good deal for referrals. If you refer a friend to a position through the app, and they then get the job, you’ll pick up $1,000. Beats the blameless job of romantic matchmaking, that’s for sure!

Jobr is available in the App Store, for all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 and above.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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