PasaJob App

PasaJob app uses referral system to help job seekers; rewards referrers

Harnessing the power of referrals system in the Philippine culture, new app PasaJob aims to assist job seekers and employers find their match while rewarding referrers (PasaMates).

Pasa is simply “passing” in the English language. It means that PasaMates can pass or refer the available jobs to someone they believe fits the vacancy. It utilizes tracking technology and payout automation. PasaJob has a mobile app that can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store as well as a web application.

With jobs lost because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Philippine Statistics Office “unemployment rate in July 2020 was estimated at 10%,” which is higher than the unemployment rate of the same month a year ago placed at 5.4%.

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“We wanted to come up with a platform that not only harnesses the power of referrals but also rewards Filipinos for actively referring or connecting people,” said Kristen Mariano, founder and CEO, PasaJob. “PasaJob aims to make the vetting process of referral hiring smoother with the help of technology and by easily making the credentials of both the candidate and their referrer accessible.”


The referral system will enable employers get connected to a wider pool of qualified candidates as jobs are passed on from one contact to another. On the other hand, referrers or individuals that led to that successful hire are rewarded with a percentage of the posting fee placed by employers.

“It’s a win-win situation for all,” Mariano said.

Anyone, job seekers or even employed individuals, can download the app. Empolyees who will make a successful referral will receive a payout determined by PasaJob.

There are organizations, not only in the Philippines, that have employee referral programs and successful hires have a corresponding payout.

“About 40% of companies in the Philippines have employee referral programs, but a lot of these are manual,” said Eddie Ybañez, chief technology officer, PasaJob. “Time and resources would be put to better use if this process was automated.”

Employers may send an e-mail to for inquiries.