Aussie jobseekers can soon swipe right into a new career with Getahead

Sam McNamara, Founder of Getahead

Called Getahead, the new jobs app allows jobseekers and employers to swipe right on each other and, if matched, the app connects them, unlocking the ability to private message or interview directly on the app. Removing the need for cover letters and resumes, not only does the app save both parties a lot of time and stress, but users can also be as creative as they like with the ability to set up a bespoke profile, much like dating apps Tinder and Hinge.

Why is Getahead a gamer changer for recruitment?

The brainchild of Brisbane entrepreneur Sam McNamara, Getahead can reduce the average time it to takes to recruit a new worker from 25 days to as little as 25 minutes. About 270 firms have already pre-registered for the app, ranging from restaurant chains to major global businesses such as Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and select Guzman y Gomez franchises.

“For anyone looking for a job, Getahead will be their job-hunting superpower. Applying for a role will be as simple as swiping right with no need for cover letters or formatted resumes. Business owners constantly tell us they are a waste of time and make it impossible for an employer to get a good understanding of who the applicant really is,” said Mr McNamara.

“Our AI technology will show seekers only the most suitable jobs, taking into account elements like location, salary expectations and personal preferences such as dog friendly workplaces, flexible working environments and other unique filters,” added Mr McNamara.

“Employers will be able to post jobs, receive applicants, directly communicate, and organise an immediate video interview all inside the Getahead app. The platform is completely free for job seekers and only $50 per month for employers with unlimited job postings.”

How is the app solving recruitment bottlenecks?

Getahead has been under development for the past 18 months with a team of 11 app developers in Brisbane working on all aspects of the tech for an initial launch in the Aussie market. Other businesses set to use Getahead for recruiting include leading Australian health and wellness franchise superfood bar franchise Acai Brothers, Latin restaurant group Comuna Cantina, pizza restaurant group Corbett & Claude and The Coffee Commune, and others.

Mr McNamara said the current tight labour market conditions had made recruiting an even bigger challenge for many businesses struggling to find enough people to apply for jobs.

“By making the application process more fun for jobseekers, employers using Getahead will have a huge advantage over competitors still using outdated and timeconsuming recruitment methods. For struggling restaurant and café owners there are no affordable and convenient options to hire staff which leads them to resort to social media or websites like Gumtree.”

“Getahead gives them all the tools they need without the hefty fees. The traditional recruitment is long overdue for a shake-up, which is why we’ve developed Getahead.”