Bumble is now in the business of helping you find a job, in addition to a date and new friends, of course. The popular dating app has launched Bumble Bizz, a new service for networking and connecting with potential employers. It's currently available for users in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, and Germany.
It's kind of like attending a career networking event, only this is all done within the Bumble app. Just like regular Bumble, you swipe right when you find contacts you're interested in connecting with. Once matched, connections can chat in the app and set up meetings in real life.
Bumble Bizz uses a photo verification tool designed to help ensure people are who they say they are. A user's profile consists of a profile picture, a digital resume, and a skills section listing talents and accolades. Users can also include examples of their work in additional profile cards.
Just like Bumble, Bumble Bizz requires women to initiate conversation. The company says the "women first" approach is meant to help "eliminate abuse and inappropriate behavior."
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"By empowering women to make the first move in Bizz, Bumble expects to see the same significant uptick in positive behavior and dramatically reduced abuse rates that it has seen in its dating and friendship platforms," Bumble explained in a statement.
Bumble Bizz is currently available within your Bumble app on iOS and will be coming to Android on October 18th.