Swipe right for a new job: Dating app takes on LinkedIn

Bumble are looking to take the sting out of networking

Swipe right for a new job: Dating app takes on LinkedIn

Bumble will expand their product range

The task of finding a new job can be daunting and somewhat overwhelming, with many people not knowing where to start or how to 'network' effectively. BumbleBizz, created by the folks behind Tinder-style, dating app 'Bumble' are looking to take the sting out of the process. 

When it's launched later this year, it will help users create new business connections. While its purpose rivals that of LinkedIn, the app will work just like the dating services Bumble and Tinder. 

 

Users of BumbleBizz will create a profile, laying out their career, accomplishments and aspirations. They will then be connected with other users, based on field of work and geographical location.  

While the company say gender will not be taken into account when matching users up, Bumble does intend to keep its rule that women must initiate contact. While this could be deemed as sexist, it's thought that it makes the app more safe for women who have become wary of traditional networking processes.  

Bumble’s co-founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe says that BumbleBizz “was always part of the overall vision – to enable people to connect at the key engagement points in life. For love, for friendship and now for network.”