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Planted Launches iOS App To Help Non-Technical Millennials Find Startup Jobs

TechCrunch

For those who just graduated college with a computer science degree, landing a job at a startup shouldn’t be too difficult. For non-technical graduates, however, it’s not so simple — nearly half of all recent college grads are underemployed.

Planted, formerly known as Lynxsy, is launching its iOS app today to help non-technical millennials find jobs with startups. It pairs a data-driven algorithm with a layer of human curation to ensure that candidates are matched with the right job prospects.

“We monitor over 100 different data signals from both the employer and the candidate, ranging from background, to preferences, to which positions people opt into on the platform,” says Connie Wong, co-founder of Planted.

According to a recent survey by Glassdoor, 45% of job seekers are using their smartphone on a daily basis to look for jobs. Planted reports over 50% of engagement on mobile, even prior to the launch of its…

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