German startup Jobspotting is seeking to revolutionise and disrupt the South African professional recruitment market. Having already brought job search to 7 countries – Mexico, Germany, the UK, Austria, Spain, Hong Kong, and Singapore – the company has now set its sight’s on South Africa.
South Africa: An Ideal Location for a Job Search Revolution
With the second-largest economy on the African continent, a rich and varied jobs market and a growing tech and startup scene, South Africa is a perfect country to begin this job search revolution, according to the company.
Currently however, it can be hard for job seekers to find the right information about companies, industries and cities that interest them. By introducing data-driven insights to the South African recruitment scene, Jobspotting hopes to provide transparency and thus, to help South African job seekers to drive their careers to greater heights.
Dream Jobs Recommended: What Can South African Job Seekers Look Forward To?
According to the company, Jobspotting is a job recommendation engine that suggests vacancies to users based on their individual skills, work experience, and desired location. Jobspotting aggregates and categorises thousands of jobs from partner job boards, and then matches users to relevant opportunities.
The engine learns from user interaction and feedback. Therefore, the more someone uses Jobspotting, the more relevant the job matches become. “Using data we try to understand people’s interests, but also what each position is really asking from a candidate.”, explains CTO Manuel Holtz.
Job seekers can also explore over 200,000 company profiles to gain insight into potential employers. The profiles support the job seeker in making informed career decisions by highlighting current vacancies, and informing the user about hiring trends, technologies used, and companies with similar profiles.