Slack wants to connect you to job opportunities
Future. Networking groups on Slack are becoming one of the quickest ways to land a job in the increasingly-anonymous digital world. With A.I. becoming the scourge of job-seekers everywhere, professional-oriented platforms like Slack prove that fostering genuine relationships (even online with strangers) are still the best way to convince people to take a chance on you.
According to WSJ, Slack wants to be the WhatsApp of LinkedIn.
- Slack allows users to create independent channels — sort of like a Discord server — for people that don’t work together.
- So, from that, networking groups such as Cybersecurity Marketing Society and Blacks in Technology have grown into job-recruiting ecosystems with thousands of members.
- The chat-based, invite-only social networking in the groups has helped recruiters get a better sense of who job-seekers are.
- It has also led to people getting hired much quicker than going through the traditional application process because groups act as built-in referral systems, and other members post about opportunities at their companies.
While other platforms like Reddit and Discord also serve similar functions, Slack has a specific culture that makes it feel more professional: users don’t post anonymously. If you want a job, people need to know who they can hire.