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Trendy apps to get a job in Colombia

In Colombia, more than 10 million people use platforms and applications to find work. La República decided to show the five trendy platforms in this segment.

"Some platforms only offer intermediation between the offer and the person who needs it and others carry out a selection process to find the most suitable profile for the company."

Looking for a job has always been a tortuous process for people, but in turn, companies must also deal with the selection process for a position. This relationship is changing thanks to technological developments in the world and in Colombia, where more than 10 million people use platforms and applications to find work.

The most recent unemployment figure delivered by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane) was 10.5 %, and under this scenario, the entity pointed out that the number of unemployed in February was more than 2.5 million, 5.8 % more than the same month of 2016.

These numbers fuel the ever-growing market of employment apps, and for this reason, LR decided to show the five trendy platforms in this segment: Computrabajo, Dream Jobs, Jobandtalent, LinkedIn and Freelancer. It should be explained that some of these only offer intermediation between the offer and the person who needs it, while others carry out a selection process to find the most suitable profile for the company.

According to Andrés García, CEO and founder of Dream Jobs, the ways of searching for jobs and selecting personnel are changing, as the traditional systems are very worn out and are not as effective.

For this reason it can be explained that about 3.1 million Colombians use LinkedIn, a social network where people, through their profile, in which they tell their work experience, can interact with major brands, make employment networks and apply for various jobs.

For its part, Dream Jobs, which is a Colombian initiative, was launched in November 2015 and today has more than 350,000 users and about 2,067 registered companies. According to its founder, these job search trends are increasing due to the success of being able to choose the job and not to work "wherever it touches".

Among Dream Jobs' plans, there are several tasks for 2017. García said that one of the objectives before the end of the year is to reach 1.5 million users and more than 10,000 companies. But it also aims to reach Mexico, to start the expansion process in the region.

On the other hand, an old acquaintance of the market is the Computrabajo platform, which is present on the web and is an application. Within its database it has more than 5.1 million resumes, making it the largest job search platform nationwide.

Another application that is active in the Colombian market is JobandTalent. This company has around 1.6 million users in Colombia and is owned by Spanish and English capital. Among its allies are companies such as Telefónica, Cabify, Havas, Bvlgari and others.

Finally, there is Freelancer, a Spanish firm that aims to be an intermediary between free-spirited workers looking for a working relationship with employers around the world who offer good salaries and no fixed schedules.

Published by: La Vanguardia | 04/05/2017

Retrieved from: http://www.vanguardia.com/economia/negocios/394889-las-apps-de-moda-para-conseguir-un-empleo-en-colombia

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