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.Switch users flick left if uninterested; they flick right to flag potential work pairings."Today's generation is used to connecting with people, not ads," Switch founder Yarden Tadmor said.
Instantly you've registered important facts about that person.
Taking into account the visibly apparent features of the person such as apparent age, gender, and race or ethnicity, you also try to judge the person's social class, intelligence, friendliness, and perhaps political persuasion, religion, or similarity to you.
Who will provide you with a friendly assist or instead, grab the package and run with it?
How does your brain translate the complex sensory information you receive about people (height, weight, age, gender, facial expression) into a decision to ask person A vs. Most interactions involving strangers don't have this life-or-death set of demands, yet we seem programmed to make snap decisions anyhow.
Mutually interested parties — both applicant and employer — could then engage one another. Jobr has submitted more than 100,000 job applications a month since it launched in May 2014, and the company estimates that 10 per cent of its users are Canadians."All these tools are coming to this space and meeting a need because the classic model of here’s the job title, here’s the job description — that’s broken," he said."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."If you go on a site where companies post their jobs publicly and apply for all of them, that results in piles of resumés. "Using dating mechanics allows us to reduce the noise."Whitetruffle also employs a swiping system for approval and rejection to try to establish "the most relevant" matches.Research on impression management shows that even in casual social settings, the early conclusions we reach about other people tend to be the most persistent.Social psychologists have identified a set of influences on first impressions.The first of the first impressions is known as the "halo effect." The first thing you learn about someone influences everything else you learn about that person.You can be given an identical list of adjectives describing someone if one list starts with "charming" and the other with "moody," everything else that follows will be colored by that first word.Being lumped in with Tinder doesn’t sit so well with Deve, however.