Poslonaut application – totally new way to reach out a wider candidate pool of blue-collar job seekers
Poslonaut - developed by Poslovi Infostud - is an Android application (iOS is in development) that connects job seekers to available jobs. With just few clicks you can start searching for jobs that are near you. The user can also filter job categories that are of their interest. Currently there are two ways to contact employers, by calling or by using a proprietary in-app messenger. Our focus in on “blue collar” jobs that don’t require special skills, such as waiters, couriers, help staff etc.
The idea came up when we realized that most job boards and apps are focused mainly on jobs that require special skills or education, and you can see fewer “blue collar” jobs advertised on such job boards. Then we started researching how those type of jobs are advertised, and found out that they still use "old-fashioned" media or door signs to advertise. We decided we want to change that, and disrupt the market.
The benefit for the job seekers is the speed and availability of the app. A high penetration rate of smartphones on the market means that most of the people can have the whole job market in their pocket, available 24/7. In a three simple steps you can contact your potential employer through the in-app messenger.
The benefit for the employer is a completely new channel to reach out to potential employees. The prices will be significantly lower than in traditional media, with a much broader candidate base and reach. We are also planning to implement a review based system, so the employers can target specific type of candidates (that have positive reviews for example), and by introducing this, the whole job market will be more transparent and organized.