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Mobile resume builder app ‘Super’ has introduced Tinder-like features for employers and job seekers reports YourStory. The new feature essentially lets employers and candidates swipe through each other’s profiles and ‘like’ them by swiping right. If both employer and candidate ‘like’ each others profiles, the app will connect them over email.

Companies and users have to first create profiles when they login into the app, this includes companies having to upload pictures of the office along with other profile data and users having to create a resume. According to the startup, it will eventually include a chat feature, so users can live chat with potential employers before meeting them. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

We tried out the app as an employer and candidate, but profiles take time to verify for employers before they can use the tinder-like feature. As candidates however, we couldn’t find a single employer for the position of a writer in our area, and herein lies the problem. The app is used world over by candidates having very different profiles. Unless Super can significantly ramp up the number of employers on board, it won’t be a reliable platform to find jobs and it won’t be seen as such.

Super however currently claims it has over 100 companies on board as a part of its closed beta including Webengage, Wingify, Helpshift, Flatchat, Zepo, Haptik and Grabhouse. It also claims to have over half a million registered job seekers, for which a 100 odd companies seem pretty inadequate. If Super can sign up a lot more companies onboard, the platform could be pretty useful for employers and candidates to find match-ups. Note that currently the jobs section of the app is invite only for job seekers (we got an invite from the source story).

Initially launched as a mobile resume builder, Super also offer job seekers the option to download the resume they create as pdfs. The resume builder is pretty comprehensive, letting the user add various details including objectives, professional summary, experience and co-worker references (can import details from LinkedIn). The user is then provided with three basic resume formats in which they can organize their resumes, post which the document can be exported as a pdf. The builder also allows users to reorganize sections on the resume. Users are also given an option to get the resume reviewed by ‘experts’ for $45.

Super is backed by Codigami, a Mumbai based social media company. Codigami currently offers the products JustUnfollow and GrabInbox, both of which it claims to have over 3 million users. It also offers a couple of apps, TakeOff and TagFire, for managing Instagram likes, comments and hashtags.

Image source: Super

Corrigendum: An earlier version of this story mentioned Super being a product of Codigami as the app was uploaded under its account. However, Super has clarified that its only backed by Codigami and had uploaded using the account as it did not have an Android developer account. The app is currently uploaded by Super under its own account.