Welsh personal tutor launches career solutions app for youngsters
An experienced Welsh personal tutor has launched a career solutions app that shows users job opportunities that match their aspirations.
MiFuture, which is aimed at helping 16-24 year olds find relevant jobs, offers up information about current positions and directs potential candidates to recruiters.
Available to download for free on Android and iOS, users create a profile and are then matched to jobs. Similar to dating app Tinder, they swipe right to apply for roles.
Once a user does this, an application is generated and a notification is sent to the recruiter. Gem Hallet, who founded the app, believes this helps job-seekers save time and energy.
She said: “The smart phone generation love miFuture because we make the whole process quicker and easier for them. After filling in one profile they sit back and receive all their matches and apply at a click of a button. No more searching or time wasting on endless sites, and no more filling in endless forms and paperwork.”
Hallet also sees a range of benefits for recruiters. “Recruiting through miFuture also allows companies to bypass the middlemen to showcase to interested users directly. Even better: no appointment or lengthy process required, both recruiters and users can access information at any time, in any place,” she said.
Gem launched the app to make the career process easier and is using her career as a personal tutor to benefit others. She added: “As a personal tutor, I quickly realised that young adults no longer search information effectively, quite generalised here I know, but they are so used to receiving specific and filtered information direct to their smartphones.
“I realised this back in 2011, and after a while of researching and running the idea past year group after year group, I left teaching after 8 years and took the plunge into a career in tech – launching the miFuture app and website in 2015.”