We’ve developed a new feature that lets companies easily and quickly reach out to top candidates for their opportunities. At the same time, it lets students quickly and easily respond to the interest of companies.

Every day, hundreds of messages are being sent through Magnet.me - from potential employers to potential new colleagues and the other way around. Many of these messages are essentially invitations to apply for a job, internship or event and are - let’s be honest - very similar.

Instead of sending (similar) messages all the time, we figured we could make this a lot easier, saving both sides a lot of time.

Ok, so how does it work?

When a recruiter is going through his or her Magnet.me network and sees a great candidate for that one opportunity - based on his or her profile and availability - that candidate can then be instantly invited to apply, instead of being invited through a plain message. The student will then receive an invite through email and the Magnet.me app that (s)he has been invited to apply. The invitation does not only contain information about the opportunity, but also three possible ‘answers’ to the invite: view and apply, remind me later and dismiss. If enabled, the student can also ask a question to the person who invited him/her.

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If the student clicks view & apply, it will take him/her to the concerning opportunity page on Magnet.me, where (s)he can find more information and decide whether or not to directly apply.

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Clicking remind me later saves the opportunity for the student. The opportunity can then be found in the saved opportunities section and will trigger a reminder email before the application deadline of the opportunity.

Finally, there is the option to dismiss. Instead of writing a message back (or not replying at all), students can now just choose to dismiss the invitation. The company won’t get any notification of this, but this makes sure that a student does not get any reminders and we will use this information to send even better company and opportunity suggestions to the student in the future.

How about personal messages?

Well, they remain a very important part of Magnet.me. Personal, easy and direct contact between students and companies is one of the cornerstones on which Magnet.me was built and that will remain the case. We only made one aspect of that personal, easy and direct contact a bit easier.