Inspired by the difficulty Josh Rhinehart had trying to find a part-time job in college, this Idaho native is now the founder of a Boise-based tech company that is looking to revolutionize how people job hunt.
“I put in applications at seven businesses, posted on job boards with Indeed and Monster, and I didn’t get any feedback,” says Rhinehart, 22.
About half of job seekers never hear back from a prospective employer once they apply through a job board, Forbes has reported. “That’s because they’re being matched for the wrong jobs,” Rhinehart says.
And if you find a job you like, it may be unclear how to follow through: “You totally get lost in the weeds. I got frustrated. It should be easier.”
At the time, he was using popular dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble that let you swipe right if you are interested in someone. “Why couldn’t applying for a job be that easy?” he thought.
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