As LinkedIn withdraws from the Chinese market, young professionals and job seekers are turning to an unlikely platform in their quest for employment: Tinder.
This shift comes as a local news outlet recently reported the departure of LinkedIn from China.
Tinder, primarily known as a dating app, is now being repurposed by Chinese youth as a job-searching tool. Users are leveraging the platform’s network and communication features to connect with potential employers and explore career opportunities.
It appears to be a creative adaptation to fill the void left by LinkedIn, a platform renowned for professional networking.
This unconventional job-hunting trend has gained momentum, showcasing the adaptability and resourcefulness of the younger generation in China when faced with unexpected circumstances.
LinkedIn plans to maintain a certain level of presence in China, focusing on offering services to companies operating within the country. These services will facilitate hiring and training of employees based outside of China, as confirmed by a spokesperson from the company.