You will find all job postings, vacancies and current openings available on Jooble. Have you ever heard something like that? Expect to find many job vacancies all around the world on Jooble. And this is not because Jooble is “leading world employment resource” or something like that. This is because of Jooble’s operation features; in the same way as any other search engine operates, Jooble does not compile all the information in its own database, but searches it out and does this much better than any other search engine.
When you perform a search with Jooble, you’ll get links to job postings from various job sites that are the most relevant to your search terms.
We created Jooble to save your time and energy, enabling you to your desired job from a single query. Even for “gourmets,” for instance, we created variety of tools such as advanced search and a lot of filters. Compared to perusing the newspaper or using a regular job board, job-hunting with Jooble may seem unusual, initially. Although if you fully learn how to master it – you are guaranteed to find the job of your dream. The only condition in this case is the existence of your dream job.
The service started in Ukraine and essentially is an aggregator of job vacancies on the global labor market. By typing jooble.org in the web browser’s navigation bar, a list of more than 60 countries appears where Jooble collects job openings. After choosing a country, a job category or exact position is chosen before the service provides open vacancies.
As of July 24,Jooble occupies the 32nd spot in the SimilarWebranking of top 50 websites in the world for jobs and employment. The leader of this market is the American aggregator Indeed.com, which is why Jooble’s presence is weak in the U.S. The biggest client audience of Jooble comes from South America, Western Europe and Asia.
Ukrainians account for only 7 percent of the clientele and, as Prokofiev says, “Ukraine is not a very rich country for our service, so it would be very silly not to use all the opportunities for global expansion that the Internet gives.” Drivers, accountants, managers and some household work positions are the most popular search results in Ukraine’s Jooble.
The service started in the founders’ native country, however.
Both Prokofiev and Sobakaryov brought plenty of entrepreneurial experience to the table when starting Jooble. In 2003, Prokofiev started Teamsoft, a developer of software solutions for pharmaceutical companies. It was very hard to find good developers with knowledge of the pharmaceuticals market, Prokofiev recalls. So he approached Sobakaryov with an offer to develop an online service that would search for resumes on the Ukrainian job market.
They later developed the idea of making both resumes and vacancies searchable. They invested $50,000 of their own money into the development. Within a half a year the company broke even having achieved 3,000 users per day, but the first profit arrived only in 2008.
“We had no experience working on the Internet. So we basically spent two years and all the money we invested in self-learning and testing all the business models,” Prokofiev says.
When the economic crisis of 2008 hit, Prokofiev and Sobakaryov decided to close the resume search, and stick with vacancies because of much higher demand.
The move proved to be a successful one. Working solely with vacancies, Jooble expanded to Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Poland became the first European Union country Jooble entered.
Searches are free for job seekers. Local job boards that get orders for job candidates from companies pay Jooble a personalized custom fee per candidate that applies for a vacancy posted on Jooble. Prices range from $0.002 to $0.50 depending on the country. The second and smaller source of revenue is online advertising.
From a team of four people in 2006, Jooble has grown into a Kyiv office of more than 150 people. There are no other offices around the world.
“We have many partners and supporting platforms in each country where we provide services. That’s why we do not need to be physically present abroad,” Prokofiev says.
For every division of the service that works in a specific foreign country, there is a manager though, whose necessary prerequisite is having work and living experience in that country.
It takes around two months to adjust the search engine to the new country’s job market. But in the countries, where the language is harder, like Japan or China, the process of adjusting the service takes around six months.
Since job aggregators work according to the same scheme, it is hard to somehow stand out and outrun competitors in a specific way. But Prokofiev says that concentrating on delivering high quality service is always the bait for making money and gaining competitive advantages.