Glo launches job search by SMS
VALUE ADDED SERVICESBy BiztechAfrica - July 23, 2012, 8:46 a.m.
Glo Nigeria has introduced a new service that allows job seekers on its network to send their CVs or resumes to prospective employers through SMS.
Named Glo Job Xpress, the service is a new feature of Glo Messenger and it allows subscribers to send their CVs from any type of phone, using regular SMSes. The service will be most useful to job seekers who have no internet access but need to send their CVs on the go as well as those who need to respond instantly to job openings without having to type applications and edit their CVs before sending.
Globacom’s Head of Value Added Services, Samson Isa, said that Glo Job Xpress is the first of its kind in the country and is expected to revolutionize the manner in which applicants apply for positions as they can now send their resumes instantly from any location with the greatest of ease.
Isa says when a subscriber uses Glo Job Xpress, the CV sent via SMS is delivered to the recipient such as the employer, recruitment agent or Human Resources Department as a regular mail with pre–composed job application or cover letter in the body of the email with the sender’s CV as an attachment.
“The most exciting part of Glo Job Xpress, however, is that it allows the subscriber to upload a maximum of 4 resumes or CVs on the online portal www.glomessenger.com. The subscriber can then decide which of the CVs he wants to send out and the selected CV can then be sent instantly to the prospective employer using sms”, he said.
To subscribe, the customer is required to text the keyword CV or REG to 2034 and follow the instructions. Registered users will automatically be assigned an email address unique to their Glo phone numbers which will appear, for example, as firstname.lastname@example.org. After registration, the subscriber will be required to upload a maximum of 4 resumes only once on the online portal. Thereafter, subscribers can use the service to send their CVs from anywhere, using SMS only.
MORE VALUE ADDED SERVICES NEWS
MTN launches CANAL+/CANALSAT payment via Mobile MoneyMTN Cameroon’s new CANAL+/CANALSAT bill payment package allows consumers to make their re-subscription payment via mobile. Read More
BBM coming to Android, iOSBlackBerry plans to make its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service available for the first time to iOS and Android users later this year. Read More
Mobile content revenues to pass USD65bn in 2016Juniper Research has revealed that annual revenue generated from content delivered to mobile handsets and tablets is expected to reach USD65bn by 2016. Read More
Mahindra Comviva expands Africa mobile musicMahindra Comviva is expanding its mobile music offerings for Africa, in partnership with over 70 local and international content providers. Read More
SA’s Waytag shortlisted for BlackBerry Achievement AwardThe Waytag location app for BlackBerry 10, available in SA and Nigeria, has been shortlisted for a BlackBerry Achievement Award. Read More
Full stream ahead for mobile musicMobile streamed music revenues will rise more than 40% this year to USD1.7bn, says Juniper Research. Read More
M-PESA goes out to dinnerNow M-PESA users will be able to pay for restaurant meals using their mobile money, says Safaricom. Read More
Google Maps voice navigation in 4 countriesGoogle Maps with navigation is now available in Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and Ivory Coast. Read More
EzeeMoney makes inroads in UgandaNew e-payment firm EzeeMoney says its services are quickly gaining consumer confidence in Uganda. Read More
Google maps navigation for iPhone, Android launched in KenyaGoogle has officially launched Google maps navigation services in Kenya for phones running Android 2.2 or superior and iOS 5.1 (and above). Read More
FEATURED STORYICT opens doors for Kenyan slum dwellers
A Nairobi based group is equipping high school girls from Nairobi's slums with ICT skills to help them participate meaningfully in building the economy.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHDollar-a-month broadband can change Africa
The Microsoft-led 4Afrika TV white spaces project, taking broadband to rural people for as little as a dollar a month, is now expanding in Kenya and launching in Tanzania.
COMPANY NEWSSamsung puts the spotlight on enterprise solutions
Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced its support of the upcoming Enterprise Mobility Forum.Sage Pastel Evolution: the modern ERP tool for the modern Kenyan business
This week’s Sage East Africa Conference, entitled Innovation Beyond Boundaries, attracted over 100 existing and potential customers to the Sankara Hotel in Nairobi.Connected services boosts company payroll and HR administration in West Africa
Connected Services enables SMEs to extend their desktop payroll and HR with an online solution that eases the growing burden of HR managers and payroll administrators.