Everjobs, an online job portal, recently started its operations in Dakar. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public.
Everjobs will support Senegal’s plan to establish itself as an emerging country by 2035. The initiative, known as ‘Plan Senegal Emergent’, places promoting youth employment at the top of its agenda.
Eric Lauer, Co-founder and Managing Director at Everjobs Africa said, “Heads of HR are concerned that a lack of basic CV writing knowledge and poor interview preparation resources have contributed to a fall in employability among its youth. Furthermore, a widespread risk of counterfeit CV’s has affected HR trust in applicants. Many of them are actually currently trying to repatriate some of Senegal’s best talent who have worked and studied abroad.”
According to Lauer: “Recruiting managers are finding it difficult to hire those with technical expertise immediately as there are time lags in the recruitment process, particularly in the construction industry. In this industry, heads of HR are looking for graduates with state-certified diplomas and strong proven skills, so it’s therefore important for candidates to gain experience in a large firm that provides high-quality training. Conversely, Everjobs addresses the need to focus on certain industries with high turnover rates such as hospitality or banks.”
“We aim to facilitate the growing market in Senegal by tackling these challenges head-on as it will save both employers and job seekers a lot of time. Our mission is to promote transparency in the labour market.” concludes Lauer.