TMS CEO, Andrew Chan said while he was confident the game would prove popular, he was “absolutely staggered” with the response to date.
The game has been designed to help candidates in the job interview process, giving players inside information about the questions typically asked by employers in an actual interview process.
It also helps prospective candidates prepare themselves before they even ‘walk’ into a meeting with their potential new boss, offering advice on what to wear, what they need to bring along, how to conduct themselves and how to respond to questions with ‘players’ being given a choice of alternative answers to questions.
The game is free to download and even offers players who ‘didn’t get the job’ an option where they can actually pay to receive an interview analysis and tips for future interview success.
Price for this option is USD1.99.
“We know ever growing numbers of our business audience now prefer to interact with us via the auspices of web 3.0 technology – especially the Gen Y demographic – so we like to think the creation of the iPhone app has certainly given us a point of difference,”
Backing up his comments Mr Chan pointed towards a current TMS online survey which indicates 67 per cent of people polled now use their mobile phones and apps to apply for jobs.
“At the end of the day while these apps are intended to be a bit of fun, in reality they are proving a very useful tool,” he said.
TMS first entered in the world of iPhone apps last November when it released a dedicated job search app which has now been downloaded by more than 85,000 users.