You can find just about anything you want on the internet, as long as you know the proper channels to use.
For anyone familiar with Tinder, that would the last place you ever look for a job, but young people in China are doing just that.
LinkedIn, the popular corporate networking site, shut down its services in China in May, so young folks have turned to the popular dating app seeking employment.
A recent graduate of Peking University told Sixth Tone, a Chinese news publication, that a recent Tinder date was able to secure an internship for her at a firm that he happened to work at. Others have said they have specifically used the app to help track down job opportunities.
One 22-year-old fashion graduate from Beijing said she had applied to more than 30 positions in the conventional way with no success before swapping her Tinder selfies with messages in large red characters that read, "Is anyone short of workers? I'm currently looking for a job. Hire me."
Unfortunately for all this hungry young professionals, a spokesperson from Tinder said this behavior could violate their platform community guidelines.
The spokesperson told Sixth Tone, “Our guidelines reinforce our policy that users should use Tinder to make personal connections, not business ones.
“Tinder is not a place to promote businesses to try and make money. Similarly, users also shouldn't advertise, promote, or share social handles or links to gain followers, sell things, fundraise, or campaign."
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