Job-hunting app matches candidates' personalities with vacancies
Apply App.ly makes job hunting less daunting by narrowing down the choice and matching candidates with vacancies, not only through previous professional experience, but also by Myers-Briggs personality type.
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Job hunting can be a daunting prospect – with the modern job market offering a variety of careers that can leave prospective applicants bewildered by the diverse choice on offer. In the past we’ve come across systems that simplify the process for employers, with sites such as Unrabble, and now we’ve come across something similar to help those looking for work. Apply App.ly makes job seeking less daunting by narrowing down the choice and matching candidates with vacancies, not only through previous professional experience, but also by personality type.
Currently only advertising jobs in east coast US, the website takes a job seeker’s LinkedIn profile and Myers-Briggs Personality test score — a psychometric test taken by the majority of freshmen in US colleges — and combines this information to search for suitable positions that suit their character as well as their professional expertise. Users can also copy and paste their resume straight from a word document. Those who don’t know their Myers-Briggs Personality type can take the test at a discounted rate of USD 29.95 through a link on the ApplyApp.ly website.
Employers can advertise job vacancies by paying a subscription fee — USD 99 for one month, USD 249 for three months, USD 399 for six months, or USD 599 for one year. The company believes that the incentive for employers to post job ads on the board lies in the well-matched candidates they can identify using Semantic Intelligence technology, which analyses the content of job descriptions, not just job titles. The job-matching software Apply App.ly provides can also be linked up with existing company databases so that current employees can also be directed to job openings that might suit them.
The site works on the premise that the best kind of job is one that matches not only a person’s skill base, but also their temperament. As people spend increasing amounts of their time at work it seems only natural to search for a job taking personality type into account. What other industries could benefit from initiatives with a similar approach, providing personalized services that adapt to personality types?
Spotted by: Katie Farrell