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JobPoacher

Find a New Job


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Published 07/03/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

JobPoacher is an app where employees can make themselves available to recruiters and new job opportunities without actually compromising their current job or fearing that they may upset their current employer. This is because JobPoacher provides its users with an anonymous email address that the "poacher" can control so that they do not expose their identity. The email address can be managed in a similar way to Craigslist. The app can also be used by recruiters and employers to find ideal candidates for their organization. Best of all the app is free to use by both employees and employers. The app is monitored by the JobPoacher team and some postings may be removed at their discretion. This is really just meant to maintain the integrity of the service.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

JobPoacher was created by John Everett who was inspired by the thought that "I bet a lot of people out there would love to get poached from their jobs." In just 24 hours of launching the site saw over 500 job postings and 100 emails being sent from recruiters. This kind of energy makes JobPoacher an interesting site for many.

What are the differences to other apps?

JobPoacher allows users to maintain anonymity, which is a great feature for those gainfully employed but who may want just a little bit more but who are not willing to leave what they have today.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

JobPoacher has been criticized since it is so simple in its design and appearance. Others may argue that this is the site's brilliance. Since it is so basic, there is nothing really to get lost in. Employers can quickly browse through potential candidates and individuals can submit their current position and salary and explain that they are looking for something more and see if anyone bites.

How does the registration process work?

To register for JobPoacher, users simple need to fill out a quick introductory interview which is located on the site's homepage. This survey requests: current occupation, salary, location and what kind of position they are interested in, what pay they are seeking and what their location is. Users will then submit their email address which will be obscured via the JobPoacher app.

What does it cost to use the application?

Job Poacher is 100% free to use for both "Poachers" (employees) and "Poachees" (employers).

Who would you recommend the application to?

Job Poacher is a great tool for employers to use to locate highly desireable employees who are already employed and to cut to the chase right away and see what kind of salary it would take to sway them to their organization. It is also useful for employees to list themselves on the site to be open (obscurely) to new job opportunities. There's nothing to lose really- it's free for all!

  • Job search app made for those with a job already
  • Employers can browse the database and connect with solid employees
  • Search through employees who are employed already
  • Be open to new job opportunities without compromising one's current position


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