backrBackr is a social network designed to help people succeed in today’s world of work.

Backr gives members the inside track by connecting them with people who can help think through goals and develop skills; people doing the sort of job that other members want; and organisations with interesting paid or voluntary opportunities on offer.

The theory behind Backr is that 80% of jobs are never advertised and most of us find work by word of mouth, so no matter how many CVs you send out or interviews you go to, if you don’t have the right connections you’re massively missing out. The secret is to build those connections, and that’s where Backr comes in. It is a social network that boosts people’s confidence and connections to help them succeed.

Launched in 2012 in the UK, Backr is powered by Participle, and is proud to receive support from partners at the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.