The other day, during my daily Twitter scroll, I stumbled across an app called Shapr – a business networking app modeled after Tinder. Like the popular dating app, this professional networking tool uses an algorithm to suggest possible employers with matching interests and similar goals.
This app is simplifying the networking process, directly connecting job-seekers with their professional soulmates. It’s a match made in heaven for both the employer and employee and, in the time of social media, has made it easier than ever to connect.
Created by French entrepreneurs Ludovic Huraux, Jonathan Rogez, Cyril Ferey, Vincent Bobin and Thomas Bouttefort, Shapr is changing what it means to bridge professional relationships. As a budding PR pro, floating on the line between millennial and Gen Z, this is more exciting than ever! Not only is Shapr working to connect people who might not otherwise meet, it’s cultivating these relationships in a setting that feels natural to young talent. In an evolving social media world, it’s surprising that more companies are not taking advantage of an opportunity to engage with talent on their own level.
Although the app has been around since 2015, this is the first I’m hearing of it. Again, this is surprising to me – not only as a millennial/Gen Z hybrid but also as an avid and active social media user. I have multiple accounts spread across every channel imaginable – how has Shapr not targeted me already?
As I ponder the new world of networking, I only have one question. Shapr… where have you been all my life?