27 Oct 048 – What might the lovechild of Tinder and Snapchat for employees look like?
Featured in Forbes, Harper Collins, Gen Z@Work, and Lean Startup, Jeff Boodie is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and Gen Z blogger.
Realizing you can’t write personality into an algorithm, Jeff founded JobSnap – what the lovechild of Tinder and Snapchat would look like – and the hiring voice of Generation Z.
In this episode Jeff and I discuss the problems for both Gen Z and employers and how JobSnap bridges that gap, the shifting attitudes towards entrepreneurship in young people, and how social media is influencing the way Gen Z views brands and companies.
Make sure you listen to the full episode to learn how Jeff has created the Tinder of job creation platforms!
1:06 – Background on Jeff, co-founder of JobSnap, and some of his other accomplishments.
1:52 – Defining “Generation Z.”
2:39 – How JobSnap addresses Gen Z as the first generation to grow up with computers at home, essentially, from birth and their penchant for video content.
4:58 – The challenges posed by Gen Z’s computer and information access.
7:38 – Problems for both Gen Z and employers and how JobSnap bridges that gap; the shifting attitudes towards entrepreneurship in young people.
9:39 – How decentralization facilitated by the internet has affected the process of building a business and employment.
12:00 – What is contributing to younger people wanting to work for themselves.
13:12 – Certain things that Gen Z seems to respond to and engage with.
15:01 – The ability of younger generations to see through deceitful brands; the different roles CEOs can play in different brands.
17:54 – How social media is influencing the way Gen Z views brands and companies; Jeff’s experience with a consumer panel at Red Bull.
21:33 – Means of engaging with Gen Z as consumers and how Jeff is learning about them.
23:08 – Areas of disconnect between Millennials/Gen Z and employers.
27:06 – How JobSnap is differentiating from other job seeking apps and appealing to both Gen Z and employers; why Jeff insists on 30 second videos.
31:25 – Recruiters and managers are often hiring based on people they’d like to work with over people who may have more skills.
32:49 – Reactions Jeff has seen from companies looking into JobSnap.
35:26 – JobSnap offering structured videos from people wanting to work and how Jeff sees people potentially getting creative with the videos.
36:16 – How JobSnap’s infrastructure is developing and how it could overlap with other areas.
38:19 – Jeff’s vision for JobSnap in the next three years.
40:02 – When Jeff realized JobSnap could be a business and how he came up with the name; seeking advice from the of CEO Tinder.
45:20 – Jeff accepting the role of being the face of his vision.
46:30 – The questionnaire.
54:54 – Contacting Jeff and learning more about JobSnap.
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