HR 25 May 2018

The Tinder revolution How modern jobseekers expect to be catered to

Tinder jobseekers
The ease with which one can organise a date through Tinder has certainly permeated to other sects of life
Writing for Business Advice, recruitment experts at jobs app?Jobmagnetconsider how dating apps have shifted the expectations of modern users, and in turn the jobseeking process.

The smartphone has changed almost everything about modern society, and most of us would feel completely lost without it (literally, as the art of map-reading is almost obsolete). Being able to do so much at the tap of a button has changed the way that we do things, and has changed our expectations as well.

One way in which the smart phone has particularly shaken things up is the dating scene, whereby you can meet someone simply by swiping your screen. Apps such as “Tinder” reflect the restlessness and impatience of the modern user, but what effect has this had on jobseekers and how they expect to be catered to?

Searching for a partner bears many similarities to searching for the right job, and both processes seem to be progressing simultaneously alongside the development of technology. Both actions have gone from being arduous and lengthy to simple and speedy.

That’s not to say that the act of getting a date or getting a job has become easier, just that the process of searching for one has been chopped and simplified, predominantly through the use of apps and online application.

The ease with which one can organise a date through Tinder has certainly permeated to other sects of life, and this includes jobseeking. Modern users want to be able to search and apply for a job online, or through an app.

Gone are the days where you walk around the local town centre with a CV in hand, or contact your dream employer directly. Applying via app lets you put yourself forward for multiple jobs in a short amount of time and thus increases your chances of getting an interview, and eventually the job.

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