January 4, 2013

Jobdreaming – The Passive Job Hunting App

Who has the time to spend digging through classified ads and online job listings, especially when they’re only casually looking for a new gig? Jobdreaming is an application that notifies people when their dream jobs open up, and matches recruiters with qualified candidates online.

Before you can start using Jobdreaming, you need to know the answer to this very basic question: what’s your dream job? Tell Jobdreaming your ideal occupation, industry, salary, and location. Jobdreaming will notify you via email whenever jobs that fit your criteria are posted online. These notification emails contain links that you can click to learn more about the available position. If the gig still seems dream-worthy even after checking out the specs, follow the Jobdreaming link and input some basic information about your professional experience and background. Jobdreaming will get you in touch with a recruiter, who will then decide whether you’re a good fit for the position based on the details you’ve entered.

Jobdreaming is just as useful for employers as it is for applicants. Jobdreaming sends listings directly into its users’ email inboxes, which ensures that both active and passive job seekers are informed when new positions open up. Recruiters can feel confident that the right people are finding out about the gigs they’re posting, and they can increase the likelihood of finding desirable candidates for positions in all types of industries.

Practical Uses:

  • Find a technology job that pays better than the position you currently have
  • Start each day with an email that lists all available nursing positions in your city
  • Spend less time searching for openings in your industry
  • Find qualified job applicants in your local area

Insider Tips:

  • People can add more than one dream job
  • Jobdreaming only sends opportunities that fit a searcher’s exact specifications
  • Users can determine how specific they want their notification settings to be
  • The information job seekers enter into Jobdreaming is confidential
  • Jobdreaming will request certain details before sending an applicant’s information to the recruiter

What we liked:

  • Jobdreaming can save people time by not requiring them to search through hundreds of listings each day
  • Job applicants don’t have to submit their names or resumes before they start communicating with recruiters
  • Applicants can feel confident that recruiters will contact them if they seem like a good fit
  • Recruiters can increase their odds of finding a qualified candidate for virtually any position

What we didn’t like:

  • Job seekers have no way of knowing whether Jobdreaming has any positions that meet their criteria until after handing over their email addresses


Company Info:


  • Free for job seekers
  • Employers and recruiters can post job openings for free during the beta period

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