New job app for JU students

A group of graduates from Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) and the School of Engineering (JTH) have created a new mobile app that will connect job-seeking students from Jönköping university with companies within the Jönköping region.

“It’s like a Tinder for job-hunting’, says co-founder Jan-Phillip Arps.


Job-hunting can be a long and frustrating task. A lot of time and effort can be put into writing and sending out CVs to companies, and there is no guarantee of an interview at the end.

A group of three JU graduates have come up with a new job app called Employchain that they believe will help JU students connect more easily to local companies.

“Instead of writing a CV, students can create a profile within a few minutes from their smartphones. These profiles get shortlisted to local companies who can then contact the students directly,” says Jan-Phillip Arps.

According to the founders of Employchain, the app shows available jobs from a wide range of local companies in the Jönköping region, including local start-ups that are not always visible on recruitment sites.

“Our app gives companies a detailed insight into the students from all four schools at JU. It will show them what programme a student has studied as well as the skills and experience their education has given them,” says Jan-Phillip Arps. “For companies, Employchain provides them with high quality profiles and effective filters to find the right candidate.”

Visit the Employchain website.

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