Roaming resumes connect Palestinian youth

Roaming resumes connect Palestinian youth

Palestinian youth can now connect with job opportunities through texting. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/1970701330/sizes/m/in/photostream/>Photo: Steve Rhodes (flickr)</a>
Palestinian youth can now connect with job opportunities through texting.

In Palestine, new technology is helping new graduates find job opportunities. Souktel, an organization providing mobile phone services for developing countries, understands that swift texting could spell out gainful employment for many young adults.

Souktel’s JobMatch services exhibits social innovation at its finest. In four easy steps, job-seekers can create a resume and get connections to dozens of job opportunities on their mobile device.

Step One: Register.

Step Two: Answer survey questions via SMS texting to create a mini-resume of education and job history.

Step Three: At any time, text “match me” to Souktel, which sends a list of jobs that match the personalized resume profile.

Step Four: Call the contacts provided by Souktel to set up an interview with the potential employer.

And that’s how four steps plus two thumbs could equal financial success.

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