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    Take AlgoMe everywhere – free mobile apps available for both iOS and Android

    It’s an exciting time for AlgoMe as we have just introduced apps for iOS and Android which are now available free on iTunes and Google Play. Professionals can now manage their careers on the go while using the mobile app on their smartphones.

     

    About the AlgoMe mobile app

    Once users download the AlgoMe app, they will be prompted to sign in if they already have a profile or register to start the sign up process. The mobile app shows a dashboard with a dropdown menu which has eight features including; Your Personal Info, Education, Work Experience, Skills, Aspirations, Mentoring, AlgoMail and Invitations. Users receive instant contact updates and can manage their personal matches, communications, information and careers on the go.

     

    The AlgoMe app is available to download on iTunes here or Google Play here.

     

    This release is AlgoMe Version 1.0 for both platforms, further releases and updates will be made over time. AlgoMe on Google Play requires Android 4.0 and up, AlgoMe on iTunes requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

     

    How AlgoMe works

    AlgoMe is a career management platform used by professionals and companies.

     

    Professionals seeking access to career development, industry knowledge and connections are discretely matched with companies and mentors/mentees on the platform; allowing individuals to connect with companies directly and meet new people for mentoring or networking without having data in the public domain. As a result, personal development and career progression can now match the pace of the evolving industry.

     

    The AlgoMe apps and web platform help professionals to:

    • Get matched through intelligent algorithm to your next job opportunity and to a mentor/mentee
    • Build your relevant CV highlighting your high proficiency skills that matter
    • Define your aspirations and career trajectory
    • Communicate directly with HR managers, project managers, and mentors/mentee

     

    HR and line managers, as well as project leaders, can use AlgoMe to share job opportunities from their organisations and discover the right person to match their requirements. Privacy is paramount for AlgoMe and there is no public viewing platform, professionals are in charge of who sees their information and need to accept an invitation from a company or individual to share details.

     

    The mobile app release comes hot on the heels of the The AlgoMe Career Satisfaction Benchmark Report 2017 released in November which is available free online. The report is a pulse check for the asset management, fintech and wider financial services.



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