This App Wants To Help You Get Poached By Facebook Or Other Dream Employer


Mark Zuckerberg


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

It's poaching season. And if you dream of being hired away by Google, Apple, Facebook or another great employer, a startup called Poachable wants to help you.


It does for job hunting what Tinder does for dating: Enter your desired job, location, credentials, and current employer and the site "matches" you to potential employers looking for you, while keeping your identity secret. It will even quietly contact the employer on your behalf.

Next week, the app will be doing even more to help you find a new job. It will be offering its users a Poachability Score (a Klout-like scoring system). Upload your LinkedIn profile or resume to the site, and within about a day, it will tell you how recruiters see you, including personalized feedback. The feedback is based on analyzing tens of thousands of professional resumes and matching them with hundreds of employers each month, the company says.

Poachable now has 25,000 passive job-seekers signed up as users and formally works with companies such as eBay, Netflix, Facebook and Comcast, a spokesperson tells us. The company was launched by a group of ex-Google, Microsoft, and Amazon employees and is angel-backed by execs from eBay, Facebook, Nike, and law firm WSGR.

We asked Poacheable who the top dream employers were among its thousands of users. Not surprisingly, Google top the list. Google consistently ranks tops on many a "best place to work" list.


Interestingly, our spokesperson tells us that since the last time Poachable analyzed this list, after its summer launch, Microsoft has been climbing in popularity. Our guess: CEO Satya Nadella has been invigorating Microsoft's image. New to the top 10: Uber, Twitter and Airbnb, at the expense of Ideo, IBM and Cisco, who fell out.

Here's the latest Top 10 Most Desirable Places To Work list. No. 1, Google, was given a Desirability score of 1, and the others are scored in relation to that.

1. Google1.00
2. Apple0.61
3. Amazon0.30
4. Facebook0.26
5. Microsoft0.21
6. Uber0.17
7. Twitter0.15
8. LinkedIn0.09
9. Airbnb0.09
10. Netflix0.07