Bumble boasts as the first app of its kind to bring dating, friend-finding, and career-building into a single social networking platform and all eyes seem to be on a particular space on the app where women always get to make the first move. Bumble Bizz, which was launched back in 2017, is a newer mode on the app that Bumble has to offer. And it’s worth looking into.
Here are the main points of Bumble Bizz, and a look at how you can maximize your networking game.
Networking without the weirdness
With Bumble Bizz, you’re in business. Use Bumble Bizz to network, find mentors, and create new career opportunities. What’s more, start networking without the weirdness and the inappropriate messages you might encounter on other networking platforms like “Thanks for connecting!” followed by “Would you want to get together sometime?”
Alex Williamson, Bumble’s head of brand, expanded on this, saying that she and the team wanted to create a safe space for women who have encountered sexual harassment while networking. “Our users were asking for this, and we’re so excited to see where it goes,” Williamson told Elizabeth Enochs at GirlBoss.com, noting that Bumble is invested in their users and what they want.
Meet new people
Of one of the main points of Bumble Bizz is to make better happen by providing users with the unique opportunity to connect with people in their field. For example, you can find mentors on Bumble’s latest release, and create new career opportunities.
“The right partner, the right friends, the right people in your career, really do help you in all aspects of your life,” Williamson said. “We want to be able to help people find those business relationships as well.”
It’s relatively easy to use
“On Bumble Bizz, you have to make the first move. You have to start networking within 24 hours after matching or that match expires, and the person on the other end [also] has to reply within 24 hours or the match expires,” Williamson said, giving us a peek at how accessible the mode is when using the app.
Just swipe right until you’re on Bumble Bizz mode and start networking, building valuable relationships, finding friends, and making empowered connections.
Bumble Bizz vs LinkedIn
“It’s a wonderful platform and it’s truly phenomenal what they’ve been able to accomplish, but when you make ‘connections,’ with people, a lot of those are dead-end connections.”
These are the words of Williamson on the popular networking platform LinkedIn. Unlike the aforementioned, Bumble Bizz offers users with more meaningful connections.
“We’re really combating the idea of dead-end matches,” she added. “We want this to be a platform where people actually do experience real interactions with people.”