You may have seen or heard some adverts recently promoting a new job finder app called Job Today, so is it just another job search site adding to the never ending list of job search sites, or is it really as revolutionary as the adverts claim? Let’s explore the features to find out…..
What is the concept?
Polina Montano the COO at Job Today, having previously worked in retail, had encountered the challenge of needing to find good employees at short notice. She often wished there was a platform available 24/7 that would allow her to contact people looking for work, find out about their experience and offer them a position straight away. She vented her frustrations to Eugene Mizin the CEO of Job Today and thus the concept was born.
What makes it different to other ‘standard’ job sites?
Job Today claim their app helps reduce barriers and connects people to jobs, making opportunities available to everyone. The concept works on the basis that potential candidates are speaking directly to the ‘employer’ as the app enables them to ‘chat’ with each other, in essence, cutting out any middlemen and reducing the sometimes quite lengthy recruitment process.
What are the key features?
The app uses mobile technology to help people find a job in 24 hours! In a world where smart phones are at the forefront of every day life (with 64% of people claiming they can’t survive one hour without checking their phones), this seems like an ideal concept.
Job Today’s USP’s include the following;
- It’s free (for job searchers and employers)
- It takes less than a minute to create a profile
- Job applications are ‘one click’ away
- You are guaranteed a response within 24 hours
If you’ve ever had to ‘job hunt’ you know how frustrating and time consuming it can be, so surely an app/site that makes the thankless task easier can only be a winner! That added to the fact it’s streamlined with modern technology makes it something close to wonderful.
Does it really do what it says on the tin?
Since its launch in 2015, Job Today has connected more than 10,000 people with employment, need they say more! Now available in 5 countries, the world is Job Today’s oyster.
Could there be any negatives?
There is probably still a very long way to go until Job Today reaps the same successes as other international job sites but it would appear they’ve made a good start. Whilst connecting straight to the employer sounds great in theory, I’m sure in practice this brings with it some issues in terms of time management etc but I guess you wont know unless you try!
When your job hunting the more tools you have at your finger tips the better as far as we are concerned, especially ones that can make things more efficient and open you up to new opportunities. Whilst the app doesn’t require the upload of a CV or similar, it’s still important to put your best foot forward and be professional at all times. Consider any conversations you may have with prospective employers and avoid falling into the ‘text speak’ trap. Above all we wish you the best of luck with your job search, whether you use Job Today or an alternative.