matchFWD Launches First Word-Of-Mouth Platform for the Job World

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matchFWD (, a word-of-mouth accelerator for the job world, has its worldwide launch today. The company is the first online platform to fully leverage the benefits of the “sharing economy” for the online employment industry by facilitating personal referrals.

The company is the first online platform to fully leverage the benefits of the “sharing economy” ( for the online employment industry by facilitating personal referrals.

The “sharing economy” has become a global phenomenon as businesses and consumers look to take advantage of the power of collaboration and the Web to discover news ways to access products and services.

“matchFWD is the first platform to really put connected networkers (connectors: at the center of the recruiting or job finding process,” says Céline Charron, a veteran of the employer marketing and recruiting industry and co-founder of matchFWD.

“And it’s free to post.”

Hiring managers can specify what type of people they are looking to hire. They instantly get suggestions of people to share their openings with, based on who they know, how often they reshare and their reputation in their industry.

Job seekers can also specify what type of contracts or jobs they are looking for and get suggestions of people that can help them connect with the best hiring managers. Furthermore, they can do it in stealth mode, so only people they select will know who’s behind the profile and avoid scrutiny from their current boss.

matchFWD enables anyone to become a super connector by offering automated suggestions when contacted by friends looking for jobs or contacts looking to hire. It saves connectors from having to dig into hundreds of contacts to find the most relevant people to refer them to.

“We realized that many people will reshare jobs if we suggest great candidates they already know when they are contacted by friends looking to hire. And even more so when they are contacted by someone looking for a new job, as long as they don’t have to search through their contacts and fire up their Gmail. matchFWD shows them great candidates that can be found in their contacts and a link to refer them with one single click,” explains Philippe Gauvin

matchFWD gives people a transparent view of who’s doing a good job at connecting people by showing the number of completed matches, shares and reshare proportions on every user’s page.

“matchFWD is building a network of people helping each other connect to better jobs and better candidates by making it easy. It can help both small businesses that have zero or limited staff dedicated to recruiting and bigger corporations that can tap their employees’ network to spread the word about their openings to qualified candidates. It’s already boosting a few employees’ referral programs (ERP),” says Gauvin.    

The company is coming out of private beta today.

About matchFWD:    

matchFWD ( is a social recruiting platform helping its users connect friends looking for jobs and contacts who are hiring. matchFWD extends the reach of hiring managers and job seekers by helping them spread the word to 2nd and 3rd degree connections using a proprietary matching algorithm. The company envisions bringing the benefits of the "sharing economy" to the employment world by facilitating personal referrals. Users help friends grow their business and find better career opportunities, while building their online reputation and even earning referral bonuses.

matchFWD is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. The company is currently privately funded by a veteran of the employer marketing and recruitment industry.

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