Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The pros and cons of nontraditional resumés in the digital era




A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Listen to story

14:04
Download this story 6MB

Gone are the days when applying to jobs meant filling out extensive paperwork and uploading a resume.

Southern California job-seekers can now blast out their CVs to hundreds of employers with the press of one button.

JobSnap is a smartphone app marketed to young adults from 18 to 22 years old looking for an entry-level position in the restaurant, retail and hospitality industry.

The app is modeled after the popular Tinder app and allows hiring managers to use the same “swipe” motion to sift through applicants – for a premium. The initial 25 swipes are free, with plans costing either $50 for 25 swipes or $99 for unlimited swipes.

Should this new app be credited for its innovative or should we be critical of potential drawbacks? What are some nontraditional platforms you’ve used to apply to jobs? Does this new app make it easier to hire applicants based on personality or does it make it easier to discriminate?

Guest:

Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of Human Workplace, based in Boulder, Colorado. Liz is a former head of human resources at a Fortune 500 company