'Online dating' inspired job website matches employers with job hunters
London: A newly launched employment website works on the line of online dating sites and matches the employers with the job hunters.
‘Emjoyment’, which currently focuses on technology jobs, shows the user a series of job descriptions, including details of the company, its location and a one-sentence description of the job, New Scientist reported.
The job hunters click the thumbs-up or the thumbs-down button depending on if they liked what they saw.
The employer sees similar employee cards, on which CV highlights appear as “key points”, and if both parties have clicked thumbs-up, then the employer and the jobseeker are put in touch.
Emjoyment, which will soon be complemented by a smartphone app, shortlists the most suitable jobs using an algorithm considering the job hunter’s requirements, location and CV and as one gives the jobs a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, the system learns to narrow its searches to better matches.
Adam Saven, who founded the website, said that finding jobs this way is much more time-efficient than searching on well-known employment sites, which throws up thousands of results, as a user will find it difficult to handle that many opportunities at once.