[Challenge:Future] EYES and EARS
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  • 1. E Y E S & A R S Make your job search a COMMUNITY MATTER. .
  • 2. The unemployment crisis is an incredibly complex matter. However, one element stroke me as part of the problem – the way we relate to information . We live in the „age of information‟ and the EU still claims that we are doing something wrong because the “networks are insufficiently interconnected”, thu s information is not circulating appropriately. CONTEXT  In the EU zone 19.5 million people are currently unemployed. Among them more than 5 millions are young persons.  The EU has committed itself to foster a smart, inclusive and sustainable economy by 2020. Two main obstacles stand on the way, though: 1) insufficiently interconnected networks 2) the lack of an efficient employment service network
  • 3. CONTEXT These days job hunting is literally this: a hunt. Competition has probably never been so intense.  In a the typical day a job hunter spends hours and hours browsing companies websites and job search engines. How many jobs does he/she normally goes through? Sometimes 20 ads before finding the one that could be a good fit.  What about the other 19 discarded ads? Nothing much happens…aside from the fact that our seeker thinks that job n.5 would really suit Marta, a friend who is also looking for a job. We have access to more information than we can individually use. How many friends like marta do we have? What about all the time and Information we burn for a single good match?
  • 4. EYES AND EARS is a social platform for the job seeking community. Here anyone’s job hunt becomes a community matter. The community actively contributes by sharing and connecting the seeker to relevant, tailored to fit information. PROPOSAL
  • 5. KEYPRINCIPLES COLLABORATION NOT COMPETITION members share their eyes and ears with the community .  Members share what they see/read (on line) and what they hear (word of mouth, from acquaintances, neighbours and relatives ).  The community contribution comes to no cost: each member shares what information (and time) in excess they have gathered during they own job hunt. They act when they think a job ad could be of interest for a friend  The community acts as a proverbial net: it scans the sea of information giving the individual seeker access to new resources, data and people.  There is not wasted time or information. Information is better distributed.
  • 6. KEYPRINCIPLES INFORMATION FOR A FRIEND Holds A DIFFERENT VALUE AND RELEVANCE  Information is shared with a specific purpose: connecting a very specific individual to a specific piece of information.  Participants consider each other as friends. Exchange happens among friends: for its very nature, friendship entails a superior knowledge of each others‟ likes and dislikes, preferences, job aspirations. ( some participants will be friends in real life; however, EYES and EARS aims to provide a relaxed, stress free space where to build good conversations and robust relationships). Demand and offer is not longer mediated through abstract keywords: knowledge of the other determines what kind of info is shared.
  • 7. KEYPRINCIPLES YOU ARE NOT ALONE  Job hunting can be a very stressful experience also because people normally carry it out alone, isolated from the rest of the world. EYES and EARS would offer a space where job hunting is a shared experience and where it is possible to receive tangible help from peers.
  • 8. Thank you and happy Challenge:Future credits (image)www.fronetics.com EUROPE 2020 http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020