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Irish entrepreneur creates site for job seekers

Irish entrepreneur creates site for job seekers

Irish entrepreneur Ray Nolan's latest project is Worky.com, which aims to help those looking for a job, but not in the traditional sense. He told the Guardian's Jemima Kiss that the site's goal is to help job seekers "own [their] professional profiles before somebody else does."

The site currently has about 100,000 users in 150 countries, most of which are from Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. An average of 1,000 users join each day, he said.

But Worky isn't like the average site that hosts a resume - instead, it promotes active participation from users, he explained.

"Worky is like Facebook for work. We build you a profile, SEO it and measure it. So you can build CV online, promote yourself and measure the stats to show who has viewed your profile. We automatically match 2.5m jobs from 25 countries against your profile. You can check jobs on your phone using the Worky app and apply from your phone, get status updates from companies you want to follow on a private network and follow companies you want to work for," Worky told Kiss.

Last year, Nolan, of Malahide, sold Hostelworld.com in November 2009 for almost US$500 million.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-01 17:48

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