Filipino fintech firm Sterling Openovate Corporation formally launched on Thursday a new portal described as the “dating website” for job seekers and employers because it provides the perfect venue for job matching.
In an interview with the Daily Tribune, Sterling chief technology officer Christian Blanquera said that Jobayan.com is the first “peer-to-peer” recruitment and job hunting platform that allows job seekers and employers to transact directly based on their preference.
“We aspire to provide an online job searching platform where getting hired and finding candidates is easy,” Blanquera said. “We aim to make job hunting more social through awareness and connections. As the recruitment space gets more crowded and more job seekers turning towards social media to find jobs, we provide a platform for this new kind of job seekers who are willing to put themselves out there.”
He said what makes Jobayan different from existing job portals is that the platform allows job seekers and employers to communicate directly. Existing job portals also act as recruitment agencies because they take charge of finding job matches and even arrange for interviews for applicants who qualify for a job posting.
“We don’t want to take that route,” Blanquera insisted. “What we want is for the employers and the job seekers to transact directly with each other.”
According to Blanquera, a job seeker can click the “interested” button if he or she finds any job posting on Jobayan interesting.