Job hunters, want to be matched to your perfect job? A new app claims it can do so, just like matchmaking apps. Poachable just launched and already, more than 2,000 people have hopped onto the site including 500 people in the tech industry, reports Business Insider.
Interestingly, among the 500 in the tech industry using the app, more than half, 55 percent, said they’d prefer to be “poached” by Google. Just 11 percent who want jobs at Apple, eight percent want to be employed by Amazon, and five percent want to work for Facebook.
The site was launched by techies: ex-Google, Microsoft, and Amazon employees. It has angel backing by execs from eBay, Facebook, Nike, and the law firm WSGR. According to its website, “Poachable is a technology-powered matchmaking service that helps top professionals explore personalized career opportunities anonymously.”
Users provide info about themselves to Poachable as well as the conditions under which they’re changing jobs. Poachable then hunts down (via the web) job opportunities that would make a good fit. You check out the matches and if you say “maybe” to any of them, Poachable contacts those employers on your behalf but does not reveal your identity. If the company bites, Poachable will do a full introduction and set up for an informational phone call.
Poachable isn’t the only new job app on the market. There’s a startup called GroupTalent that finds jobs for programmers by letting them anonymously work for potential employers on a trial basis. And Jobr uses your LinkedIn profile to matches you to job openings. While Weave links you to other professionals in your area through LinkedIn.
Have you used an app to land a job?