"You’re going to see companies behave like does, where it’s like, tell us what you’re looking for, and we’re going to use those criteria to find that person," she said.
As Jon Lazar found out, though, apps can only take a candidate so far.
Bruzzese noticed job seekers catching on to an apparent shift away from traditional job boards around the time of the 2008 financial collapse.
For comparison, people spend more than 50 minutes a day on Facebook and Instagram combined, according to Facebook's 2016 Q1 earnings.
The Switch mobile app, shown here in a still, allows prospective job candidates to browse job listings and communicate with companies who may be interested in hiring them.
Would you use the same app to find a new job as well as a potential life partner? dating industry alone is said to be worth around $3 billion, and now Bumble is set to take a slice out of the recruiting industry, estimated by Deloitte to be worth $200 billion worldwide.
Bumble, the mobile dating app that has more than 21 million users around the world, today launched a career networking function where people can upload details of their education and experience, as well as using the app to find a date. Bumble was launched in 2014 by Whitney Wolfe, one of the founders of Tinder, in an attempt to make mobile dating more female-friendly: on Bumble, it's only women who can write the first message to a potential date.
Working in an agency, you get several people that come in for specific projects.
Sometimes they’re there for a day, sometimes a few weeks or a few months.
Job hunting is taking a page from online dating, adapting the kinds of web tools typically associated with creating love connections and using them for building careers.
Among the crop of new, swiping interface apps, Switch, for example, allows candidates to thumb through job listings they may or may not find intriguing, much like Tinder does with prospective romantic partners’ Facebook pages.
"And so because of that, we have these apps for passive job seekers, Last year, the online retailer Zappos scrapped all job postings in favour of a new site inviting prospects to engage with employers in what it called a "talent community." Part of the problem with job boards, says Kearns, is that "it’s never been easier" to fire off hundreds of resumés in a matter of minutes.
But when you think about it, courting careers is much like chasing romance, and the dating game has certainly evolved, says Alex Deve, CEO and founder of the job-hunting app Whitetruffle.
With an hourly rate that could range from -5 (based on experience and job description), freelancers could easily make up to ,000/week. Freelancing is your way of engaging with several companies without committing to one before you’re ready, without any judgment. In this day and age, we do have time for anything or anyone that doesn’t make for a good long-term partnership.