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September 10 2014

An App to Help You Take the Next Career Step

By Crystal Carrazco

In a world where there’s an app for everything, wouldn't you expect to have an app that would help you with your job searching? Well, there’s now an app for that. Poacht is a new app for people who are currently employed and looking for possible bigger and better things. Poacht focuses on your skills and matches you with jobs looking for candidates similar to you. In a way, it’s a dating app for job opportunities.

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As someone who was recently in the job market, it was time consuming to fill out a long application and hoping you’d get some sort of email response soon. A job I applied to over a month ago recently got back to me this week saying that they were starting to look at applications. Why wait so long when you can be matched instantly with potential employers?

This app shortens it into a couple of steps:

  1. Login with LinkedIn
  2. Asks you how serious you are with your job searching (ranges from just looking or “Get me out of here!”) and where your next job location should be.
  3. Asks what type of benefits (work from home, healthcare, less traveling) you would want from your future employment location.

From there, you can browse potential employment opportunities and be matched with jobs. The algorithms will also tell you how much of a match you are based on your skills on your LinkedIn. However, if your LinkedIn is bare, then the likelihood of finding jobs similar to your skillset is low.

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Best part, is if employers are interested in you, you’ll receive requests for meetings with a short message! Now, that’s simpler than sending the same resume and cover letter over and over again.

You can download Poacht here.

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