Over the past few years, dating has been rendered down to a simple swipe left or right on a smartphone. Tinder can be credited for this millennial internet phenomenon.
Now a Malaysian startup is taking this idea and applying it to job hunting. SlingApp can be easily downloaded onto a mobile device, users can then search for jobs by swiping left or right on their phone just as they would if they were looking for a date.
Most job searching sites are designed so that potential candidates can browse jobs, upload resumes, fill out application forms and clicking on further details about the position(s). SlingApp on the other hand makes it fast and convenient for the applicant, by letting them swipe quickly through the jobs postings, until they find the right part-time job fit.
SlingApp's Co-founders, Lucas and TJ, discovered a gap in the market for part-time job hunting. They said that what inspired them to develop the SlingApp, was their recognition of the challenges which most retail shops face whilst searching for part-time staff throughout the year. On the other hand,
So SlingApp built the swiping in as a key part of their design. Based on your location, SlingApp will push available jobs near your location, filtered by the preferred industries you’ve set. They are not replacing any big-name job searching platforms anytime soon, but that's not their intent either. SlingApp's goal is to help high turnover jobs find employees fast, without all that much effort.
Hungry part-timers can easily hunt down the jobs they want, and gain a good reputation for producing good work in a measurable way, even when they jump from job to job.