With a brand new year comes brand new resolutions. Maybe your big 2019 goal is to make it to the gym more often, or reorganize your finances, or maybe, just maybe, it's to finally leave your desk job and embark on the most rewarding journey you could possibly ever find yourself on: chasing after your dream career.
While you may be hesitant to chase your dream (after all, rent is a thing), that doesn't mean you can't start taking baby steps towards achieving your ultimate career goals.
Step number one: get to know the right people by networking. While this may seem intimidating, networking is absolutely key to getting to where you want to be on the career ladder. I know what you're probably thinking: "who do I even need to talk to? Where do I find these magical unicorns of people?", or "oh god, do I need to hand out business cards? Do people still even have business cards in 2019?"
Enter Shapr, your new favorite mobile app for breaking into your dream industry. Imagine having all the professional expertise and advice you need, right at your fingertips. By now, you're likely familiar with the notion of swiping on apps (thank you, Tinder). Picture the same concept, but for swiping right on your dream professional contact!
Shapr is introducing a new era of networking that's revolutionizing the way people are connecting professionally. Basically, you connect the app via your LinkedIn profile or your email, and if someone with similar career goals and a relevant interests swipes right on you (and you obviously swipe right on them), it’s a match! After that, all that’s left to do is set up some time for a call or a coffee to start the conversation. It's honestly that easy. Gotta love technology!
In short, you can network from wherever you are – which means that you could be changing your life even while at your drab day job. Whether you're a recent grad, an entrepreneur, or a business mogul looking to make the right connections, this app is your answer to stress-free networking with successful, industry-relevant figures that can potentially help you find a career path you love.
"I met a mentor who helped me and motivated me to start a start up. As a engineering student, entrepreneurial experience is key to teach me how to lead and thrive outside of a cubicle."
- Nikhil Sanka from Toronto
Networking is no longer painful: Shapr gives you the opportunity to match with and reach out to the most inspirational minds in your industry, without the anxiety of wondering whether or not your LinkedIn InMail message will get ignored. This means that your next mentor, business partner, or investor could be just a few right swipes away. Basically, if you’ve ever wondered what would happen if LinkedIn and Tinder had a baby, you’ve found your answer.
Whether you’re looking for new opportunities, a career change, or want to learn new skills, Shapr helps form lasting connections both locally and remote with people that you might not have met otherwise. Who knows who you might meet! After all, it’s all about who you know, right?
"As the CEO for a start up in Canada, Shapr gave me the ability to network in cities outside of my network. Shapr allows me to meet like-minded people who have the expertise to mentor, learn, and continually improve my own operations on every level. It is not only a tool for networking but a link to professionals who strive to help others improve as well."
- Mike Andrews from Vancouver
The best part? Unlike Tinder, your potential matches get filtered so that you’re only introduced to professionals who share the same interests as you. Every day, Shapr sends you new contacts who work in your industry, giving you the chance to talk to people you actually want to talk to!
If you're not sure how to go about falling in love with what you do, use Shapr to get started. Traditional networking can be time consuming and frustrating, especially if you’re not sure you’re talking to the right people. Shapr eliminates all of that. Join the millions of users worldwide who are doing business networking the right way, all on your phone. And who knows? The next person you swipe right on could be the person who sets you on the path to your dream job.