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Published 11/26/2010 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

JobHop takes the common task of searching for a new job and gives it a fun twist. Users of JobHop that are searching for employment can post their details to a JobHop profile. The job seeker (also called the “hopper”) only has to keep their details updated. There is no wading through job listings like there is with most job search websites. The employers join JobHop and review profiles posted by the hoppers. If someone looks promising, the employer may send a message or extend an invitation to discuss employment. JobHop helps the two connect by sending notifications to the employer that someone meeting their requirements has been listed on the website. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The creators of JobHop wanted to give users a better way to seek out employment online. Many job seekers know the usual routine when searching for a job online. There are pages of job listings to wade through, and often many of these are not a good match. While some sites have worked on refining the capabilities of their job search features, JobHop has switched things around. Today, the site offers a more attractive way for users to look for employment.

What are the differences to other apps?

The way JobHop works has switched around the entire process of job hunting. In the past, the job seeker had to do all the looking. With JobHop, the employer is the one that looks for job seekers that they find interesting. While this may not sound like an improvement, it actually is in a few ways. First, the employer doesn’t have to wade through numerous responses from people that are not qualified. Meanwhile, the job seeker knows they have a better chance of obtaining employment since the employer was drawn in by their resume.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The JobHop website offers up a fun orange and white color scheme complimented by the playful logo. Despite the lighthearted nature of the site, it remains professional and well organized. Users can easily learn about how the process works and post their information. The tools available also allow the user to directly state what they know, where their experience lies, and what they would like to do in the future through the profile creation form.

How does the registration process work?

A new JobHop user can create an account by clicking on the black “Register” link found at the top right hand corner of the homepage. The form is divided into four sections. The first is the “My Account Details” section which asks for an email address, username, and password. Next, the “My Details” section requests a first and last name, date of birth, gender, city location, website URL and profile image. The third section is titled “My Employment Details” and asks about the user’s current job, ideal job, desired salary, education level, type of driver’s license, preferred employment hours, whether the user needs a permit to work in the United Kingdom and which job sectors the user is interested in. Finally, the last section contains a verification code to ensure that the user is a human and not a bot.

What does it cost to use the application?

When searching for a job, most people prefer to avoid having to pay. After all, a job is a way to make money not spend it. JobHop offers users a completely free account and no additional fees. There is no premium paid account and both employers and hoppers can access all JobHop features for nothing. It’s a win-win situation for both sides of the job hunting equation.

Who would you recommend the application to?

JobHop caters to job seekers and employers looking to fill positions. The site offers tools for both parties to decrease the amount of time they spend on a lead that is not likely to pan out.

  • Create a profile that tells more about them to entice employers
  • Spend less time hunting classifieds and more time speaking to potential employers
  • Enjoy free access regardless of whether you are an employer or job seeker
  • Get work or fill vacancies quickly
  • Show your personality through the detailed profile options

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