A lot of people have come to us in the last few months asking us why we have an SMS-based system as well as a website, so we thought we would share!
SMS beginnings for a specific target user base
Duma Works launched on the principle that no job opportunity should get lost – Especially in a place where unemployment levels are so high.
When we launched Duma Works in Nakuru in 2012, our initial target group was painters, plumbers, outreach officers, and electricians. We decided that in an effort to be super accessible, we would communicate with job applicants over SMS. SMS is the quickest, and most effective way to get a job alert.
We built a system where job seekers could sign up, create a professional profile, and apply for jobs over SMS.
And, we have worked with amazing institutions like Google, the Rockefeller Foundation, Connected Kenya, and more to build this incredible technology.
We are excited by what we have achieved in the past. You can also read more about our history here.
Adapting to shifting demand in our amazing community
Looking forward, Duma Works has evolved and has become a platform serving a wide swath of job applicants – From painters and plumbers, to Operations Managers, Waitresses, Marketing Executives, Sales Representatives, Country Directors, and more…all over East Africa.
To keep up with our changing user base, we built a website portal to accompany our SMS log-in. We aim to delight and surprise people with the ease of our online platform, where you can create a profile and apply for jobs. Create a free profile on Duma Works today.
Our product team is hard at work making things better for our amazing users (you guys!) at all times.
Right now, we are cooking up some big things that will make applying to a job even simpler. If you want to get involved in our beta testing of new platform updates, let us know by filling out this form:
We are so excited to keep evolving with you all, and continuing to help you advance in your career. As always, if you have feedback on our platform, tweet us @DumaWorks, chat us up on Intercom (the bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of dumaworks.com), or call 0702093793.