A few days ago, Selfiejobs launched as a service that allows job seekers and employers to quickly find each other using smart phones. In conjunction with the Swedish launch, the Stockholm-based startup announced a seed investment round of € 108K led by angel investor and former Microsoft Nordic Director Jan Eric Ramstedt. The money will be used to foster launch and expansion.
Martin Tall, founder of SelfieJobs, stated: “First of all we love the swipe and like regime by Tinder. Once we saw it last spring we started to think about different usage cases. With founders having a track from employment agencies and leading startups, the idea to form a concept that simplifies the job market started to grow. Looking at existing job search concepts from Monster et al we belive its far to complex and adds a layer of cost for signing up simple jobs. We want to be simple while still relevant. In order to do that we introduce short videopitches instead of long CV, and smart use of location to optimize search.”
The key functionality of Selfiejobs includes video pitching. According to the young company, this feature adds depth and personality to the CV. Another important part of Selfiejobs are the right algorithms to match job seekers and companies by location, interests and other factors.
According to the founder Martin Tall, Sweden is just a first step and iteration point. In the future, the “Tinder for the Jobs” – as the startup describes itself, will be targeting the European and US job market.