It’s finally here. After months of hard work developing, testing, and fine-tuning the app, we’re pleased to present you with Instahire. It could potentially revolutionise how jobseekers find work and employers find staff in the hospitality industry. We want to turn the job search and recruitment process upside down. We’ll let you be the judge.
Instahire has made a strategic partnership with new Australia-based cryptocurrency issuer ChronoBank. The partners’ main ambition is to disrupt the short-term recruitment sector by connecting job posters with jobseekers in real-time.
At Instahire we’re always talking about how we can shake up the ways that people find work and the way that employers and employees connect. We’re not shy about the fact that we feel what we have is a revolutionary idea that flips the recruitment process upside down. It all sounds very dramatic, but one thing Instahire doesn’t want to shake up is the lives of its users. We want our users’ lives to remain as simple and breezy as possible.
How many times have you applied for a job, knowing that you had all the skills, all the experience, all the know-how to do the job with flying colours, only to have all that confidence fade away when it comes to the interview? The interview is your final step to employment, and potential employers take it very seriously.
But should they?
For a jobseeker on Instahire, the profile is everything. It’s your first point of contact for every potential employer, and it’s responsible for putting your best foot forward to find the perfect jobs for you. The jobseeker profile gives you the ability to finely control how potential employers see you and greatly increase the chance that they will see you as the perfect candidate for their last-minute staffing needs.
Verification is as simple as uploading identifying documents, and you will get a shiny badge for your profile, meaning that we know who you are and we trust you.
For all but a very small percentage of the population, work is a necessity. We work to live, but we don’t live to work. It’s not possible to enjoy every moment of earning your livelihood, but there are a few things – even just small shifts in perspective – that can make your work life much rosier.
At Instahire, our goal is to make work life better for both employees and employers. Some people are living “do what you love” lives, others are living “do what you have to do” lives, but we’re hoping to help close the gap between those two categories. We think a large part of loving your work is being able to connect with it, and then disconnect when the time comes.
Everything is changing around us – anyone can see that. In particular, the ways in which we communicate have revolutionised in a very tiny span of time. Watch any twenty-year-old sitcom and you’ll see characters grapple with miscommunications and missed connections. If the story were set nowadays it would end with a simple text message, a Facebook message, or a tweet. No drama, just a friendly ringtone or vibration.
This isn’t a new observation, but what is interesting is taking a look at the areas of our lives that are still yet to change and adapt to our new expectations around connecting with each other.
The prospect of balancing work and study can be daunting, but for many it is a necessity and it is very possible. It’s never going to be easy, but here are just a few tips to help make the ride to graduation just a little bit smoother.
Be Flexible, But Have Your Priorities Right
First and foremost, your workplace needs to respect your will to study, and your aspirations – if you can get work that allows you to be flexible, then you’re already off to a great start. There are many current and former students who will tell stories of workplaces that just couldn’t comprehend their desire to study, and who therefore expected their employees to prioritise work all the time. Of course, there are times when you will need to prioritise work, but don’t hesitate to put it on the back burner when that huge essay is looming.
Just about everyone knows the frustration that comes with searching for a job – the effort you go to to perfect your application, the desperation that sets in when nothing seems to be happening. It’s the worst. We’ve listed some of the most frustrating parts of any job search, and the ways in which Instahire rectifies them.
Vague Job Ads
You don’t expect employers to give away their biggest business secrets in a job ad, but why do so many of them skimp on the details? The worst offenders use meaningless buzzwords instead of an actual description of the job, leaving you wondering what you’re actually applying for. With Instahire, everything is right up front so there are no surprises.
Picture this: You’re in a café, desperately scouring job listings on your laptop for something that will give you a bit of extra cash. You overhear the business owner on the phone, frantically trying to get someone to come in to fill in for a no-show.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply approach them and proclaim “I’m here, and I’m willing to work!” But that sort of thing only works in movies, right? They can’t take a chance on someone who just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Picture this: You’re a café owner running a particularly busy shift. One of your baristas has just called in sick and you’re scrambling to find a replacement on such short notice. You call all your other baristas, but no one is available.