Super – the Tinder for Jobs is Shutting Down
In a very shocking move, Super has decided to discontinue its job search and hiring apps from April 30th 2017. The announcement was made by the CEO of Super, Dayson Pais in an email to its users. In the email, he wrote
“Around two years ago, we set out to inspire and shape a new future for job hunting and hiring. Our mission was to make your job search simpler, faster, and even fun – and empower both job seekers and recruiters to create amazing teams together. We came quite far and created quite a few life-changing matches – but we also faced our set of challenges. We gave it our all, but it is time to say goodbye. Super will discontinue the job search and hiring apps on April 30th.”
We don’t know what prompted Super to take this decision. But what is worth mentioning is their commendable journey of changing the job market in a short span of 2 years. Super was founded by Faisal Memon in 2013. Super went on to acquire Viraltrics and Crunch Commerce with Bhavna Muraleedharan and Dayson Pais becoming the co-founders of Super. Dayson Pais became the CEO of Super.
What is Super Jobs?
Super.Jobs initially started as a resume builder app. It saw a very good response with 250k downloads in its initial months. This encouraged Super to launch job search and hiring apps. A blog published on yourstory.com in 2015 claimed that “Super had half a million registered job seekers, rated over 8500 times and 100k screen views every day.” At that point of time, they had over 100 companies registered with them. In the same story, Super was called the “Tinder of for jobs”.
How did Super Work?
Super followed the format of Tinder, the famous dating app to match a job provider with a job seeker. Both the job seekers and the job providers had to create a profile on Super. Any company irrespective of its size could register on Super. It was free for both job providers and job seekers.
Super used an algorithm to match the resumes of job seekers with the requirements of job providers. It showed only those profiles to an employer or a job seeker that matched their requirements. And just like Tinder, both the job seeker and job provider could swipe right on the profiles they liked. When both the parties swiped right on each other’s profile, they could connect to each other directly via email.
Super was launched with the aim of making job search and hiring very easy. Faisal Memon, the founder of Super, said in an interview
“I come across many people who are unhappy with their jobs, stuck at it either due to lack of information or access. Now access is available with a tap on their phones. Everyone can now have a better career and workplace.”
The End of the Journey
Super seemed to be a very promising startup with its heart at the right place. It aimed to make mobile as the most preferred medium of job search. With more than 200 million mobile users in the country, its future seemed bright. But, Super has decided to quit. Now only time will tell what prompted Super to take this decision and who will fill the void created by Super.