Glo launches job search by SMS
VALUE ADDED SERVICES| 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
Angola creates awareness about E-Kwanza BAIA major marketing campaign is currently underway in Angola to create awareness about a mobile money service called E-Kwanza BAI, which was launched this month by the Banco Angolano de Investimentos (BAI, Angolan Bank of Investments). Read More
Orange, USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across AfricaThe U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and global telecommunications operator Orange have announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC. Read More
WFP, World Vision look to digital to assist DRC refugeesMore than 1 100 households whose members fled the war in the east of the DRC have received financial assistance via mobile money from World Food Programme and its partner World Vision. Read More
Tanzania’s Safe Motherhood Text Messaging Service enters third yearSince its launch two years ago, 500,000 men and women accumulatively received 40 million informative safe motherhood messages and reminders through the Wazazi Nipendeni SMS service. Read More
2go racks up 2m monthly users on Android appMobile social network 2go has announced it has achieved over two million monthly users on its Android app just over a year after its launch. Read More
Airtel Money now largest financial service provider in DRCAirtel Money has hit the 1 million revenue-earning customers landmark in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read More
MTN partners Tastee Fried Chicken to launch meal vouchersMTN Nigeria has extended partnership with a leader in the outdoor and quick service restaurant sector, Tastee Fried Chicken (TFC) with the launch of meal vouchers to increase its retail footprints and provide its products and services at all TFC outlets nationwide. Read More
Airtel, Facebook partner to give Kenyans free internet accessAirtel has officially launched a partnership with Facebook to offer the Internet.org app to its pre-paid and post-paid customers in Kenya. Read More
MTN launches cross-border remittance between Ivory Coast and BeninMTN Group today announced the launch of a mobile money cross-border remittance service between Ivory Coast and Benin, to further enable the cheaper and easier movement of money in the West Africa region. Read More
FEATURED STORYPWC: Optimism abounds but a bumpy journey ahead for some
PwC’s ‘Capital Projects & infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa,’ report says infrastructure spend in the region is projected to reach $180bn per annum by 2025.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAfrica lags on digital migration
Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.