E Y E S
your job search
a COMMUNITY MATTER.
crisis is an incredibly
element stroke me as
part of the problem –
the way we relate to
We live in the „age of
information‟ and the
EU still claims that we
are doing something
wrong because the
s information is not
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
1) insufficiently interconnected networks
2) the lack of an efficient employment
These days job hunting
is literally this: a hunt.
probably never been so
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
We have access to
more information than
we can individually
How many friends like
marta do we have?
What about all the
we burn for a single
EARS is a social
platform for the job
Here anyone’s job
hunt becomes a
actively contributes by
relevant, tailored to
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
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.
A FRIEND Holds A
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.
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
Thank you and happy Challenge:Future
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