When You Use Your Tinder Profile To Get A Job

By on May 24, 2016

One clever college student decided to turn to Tinder after struggling to find a job the traditional way. Jessica Anderson, a 20-year-old international relations student, had saved enough money to move to London but faced a serious challenge after applying for over 150 jobs and getting rejected.

“I felt totally demotivated. Then I just thought – there are over 8 million people in London right now, a lot will be using Tinder – and maybe some of those using Tinder will know of opportunities or have contacts to help me.”

Instead of selfies, Anderson posted her résumé and cover letter as profile pictures.

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In one day, Anderson received 500 messages and was tasked with sorting out the legit job offers from potential employers. Unfortunately, not all of them were professional:

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Many messages were helpful but some were not. Anderson explained:

“Some guys couldn’t see anything amusing about it and went so far as to scold me for trying to use Tinder for anything other than dating.”

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Anderson has so far landed interview opportunities with potential employers for internships but hasn’t found the perfect job as of yet, I guess she could always try out that “modeling” gig.

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