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Nokia releases augmented reality app to boost local employment

Nokia releases augmented reality app to boost local employment
Phil Tottman


Devices / Nokia / July 26th 2013 at 8:59AM

JobLens works with HERE maps enabling access to job vacancies.

Nokia have announced a new job seeker app, that uses augmented reality to take information from businesses informing the user of available jobs when they point their camera at a company's building. 

It also taps into sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Windows Live to collate information from contacts who work for hiring companies, and is in partnership with Indeed, Twitter, Payscale and the Office for National Statistics. 

JobsLens, exclusive for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone lets users view vacancies on a map using HERE maps - who recently teamed up with Esri real-time mapping service - to search for vacancies in companies giving them the ability to filter by company, keywords, distance and salary.

Bryan Biniak, VP, GM global partner and app development at Nokia, said: "By making it easier for job seekers to find new opportunities we hope to give Nokia Lumia owners an advantage in today's job market."

The app recommends opportunities tailored to fit the user by gathering information about their previous employment and qualifications, offering an expected salary and relevant local area demographics.

A CV can be built and shared on JobLens letting prospective hiring managers and it can even give exact directions straight to an interview via HERE maps.

The app is available to download now.


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