We built JobLab for one simple reason
We’d experienced, first hand, what was wrong with the jobs market. We came out of university only to find we couldn’t get meaningful jobs. We’d send off application after application and hear nothing. Forget feedback: sometimes we wouldn’t even get a confirmation email.
It turned out that our experience wasn’t unusual. Graduate recruitment was clearly broken. And as a result, talented, enthusiastic, hard-working graduates were being denied meaningful employment. In our opinion, it was time to do things differently.
So we did. In 2014 we came up with JobLab, the first jobs marketplace that would pay job-seekers to build a profile, respond to messages and use the platform to its full potential. JobLab would empower both employers and talented graduates so they could find each other in record time. It would provide a solution to the problems in the recruitment sector.
In February 2015, 3,000 students and graduates joined our community by signing up to our pre-launch campaign. Barely a year later, JobLab was named ‘Best New e-Business’ by the Federation of Small Businesses. What became clear was that there was an appetite for a company that put the candidate first—and that’s what we had had set out to do.
We’re hugely grateful to our members and these early supporters of JobLab. Their interest and feedback has helped us to grow, define and refine the platform to suit the needs of our members better. We went on to introduce JobLab Tokens so our members would respond to employers quickly and stay engaged on the platform. And we sought out the very best advisors in education, recruitment and tech.
Now, we have over 32,000 members on the platform. Our job response rates are five times better than our largest competitor, LinkedIn. And our job-fill rates are as good as those of the leading graduate recruitment consultancies. But we’re not finished yet. We want to grow our team, build a pipeline of undergraduate talent and develop new features that make the JobLab experience more efficient and more enjoyable. We want to move into new sectors of the graduate market, such as design and marketing, so we can bring more young people into our community and empower them to find purposeful, satisfying jobs.
Now, it’s your chance to be involved. We’re raising up to £250,000 in crowdfunding investment, and pre-registration for that investment opens to our community today. You can invest as little as £10. And if you pre-register now, we’ll send you an email inviting you to complete your investment through our Crowdcube page on 5th March.
We want you to come with us on this journey as we disrupt recruitment and make meaningful careers happen.Invest in JobLab
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