Through the internet and career listing sites, people are able to find a job that fits their skills. In the Philippines, the new jobs portal startup Kareerko tries to further help job seekers in the Philippines.
According to Kareerko founder Mike Martinez, the idea of building a job listings site came to him when he encountered difficulties finding skilled employees for his company. Meanwhile, for job seekers, randomly applying to job listings is now universally understood to be a waste of time.
He compares KareerKo to job sites like JobStreet and JobsDB, but it also has features borrowed from dating sites like e-Harmony, which performs matches based on user profiles. KareerKo provides recommendations for job seekers, and suggests potential hires to companies who have listed job opportunities on the site. It shows a list of job opportunities based on ratings to help job seekers find what suits them best, based on skill sets.
KareerKo also auto-generates resumes for users from their furnished profile within the site. The site has a selection of resume templates available for free; users who want a more professional-looking resume can opt to use one of the for-purchase templates.
Meanwhile, companies can post in any category and industry on the site for around Php 1,500 ($34.46), which will be listed for 30 days. It also allows companies to avail of sponsorship on the site for Php 2,000 ($45.95), and a logo will be displayed on the main landing page. Once the users click these logos, it will quickly lead to the company’s entire job listings.
Mike says that KareerKo aims to help lower the nation’s unemployment rates and bridge the gap between the job seeker and their dream job. He also hopes that it can make more Filipinos talents stay in the Philippines, rather than venturing abroad. He states that it is currently targeted at the Philippine market, but the startup is looking to take the site worldwide.
(Editing by Steven Millward and Josh Horwitz)