Have you ever imagined getting a job just by updating your timeline on Twitter? It may be unusual, but the service is already a reality. O I saw a vacancy (@ViUmaVaga) is a bot (or robot created by programming) that advertises employment opportunities on Twitter in the areas of technology, user experience and development.
On the air since the second half of last year, the bot now has almost 5,000 followers and has published more than a thousand job vacancies.
How does it work?
The first job vacancy was tweeted by Vi uma Vaga in December last year, but according to Vinícius Lourenço, creator of the bot, the idea for the tool came up in 2018. With the increase in job vacancies on social networks, Lourenço understood that there was a need for a way to bring all these opportunities together in a more accessible way.
“The idea arose from the need to create a tool that I had been thinking about since 2018. It was then that, instead of starting with the tool, I started with the bot, and specifically on Twitter due to the dynamics of the social network”, explains Vinícius.
The bot works in a simple way: anyone who sees a vacancy related to the areas of technology can mark @viumavaga. From there, the robot takes charge of sharing, always marking the company or the person who is looking for a professional.
There is no vacancy restriction by region and the bot has already shared an opportunity from a foreign company, which offered remuneration in dollars.
Vi uma Vaga is the first bot aimed at the job market in Brazil. Other examples of Brazilian “good robots” are Rosie, which analyzes and identifies suspicions in expenditures of federal deputies in the exercise of their function, and the Robotox, which gathers news on the sale of pesticides in the country.
The possible charge
In February of this year, the Federal Senate had approved a bill (PL) that provides for the possibility of charging for automated access to public data, which includes the use of robots for this purpose. But President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) signed the law on Tuesday (30) with a veto on charges, at the request of civil society organizations and startups.
In theory, “Vi a wave” would not fit into the possible bill provided for in the PL, since it does not use government data. But, for Vinícius Lourenço, creator of the bot, the measure went against the Access to Information Law. “I believe that this type of collection is a setback, which only undermines the excellent work that some initiatives carry out with this data”, he concludes.
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