New App, JobFlare, Looks To Sharpen Your Brain--And Maybe Get You A Job

A new app, JobFlare, developed by Los Angeles-based Criteria Corp., is hoping to tap into the enthusiasm of consumers for games--which just might attract employers. According to Criteria, which has been offering up pre-employment testing services to employers since 2006, its new cam allows job seekers to play a set of six, 90-second brain games, which it says are "scientifically crafted" to test key talents and cognitive abilities. Criteria said that--based on performance in those games--it will send relevant job postings via email to game players. The company said its game lets users show off their potential, and also helps employers find people who have abilities that its says predict long-term job performance--but can't be gleaned from a resume.


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