AIG-backed Everjobs, has began work in Dakar, Senegal in a mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting job seekers with employers in a matter of clicks.
Everjobs will support Senegal’s ambitious plan to establish itself as an emerging country by 2035. The initiative, known as ‘Plan Senegal Emergent’, places promoting youth employment at the top of its agenda.
In a statement, Eric Lauer, Co-founder and Managing Director at Everjobs Africa said, “Heads of HR are concerned that a lack of basic CV writing knowledge and poor interview preparation resources have contributed to a fall in employability among its youth. Furthermore, a widespread risk of counterfeit CV’s has affected HR trust in applicants. Many of them are actually currently trying to repatriate some of Senegal’s best talent who have worked and studied abroad.”
Everjobs aims to help youth in Senegal apply to jobs they have core skills, expertise and interests in rather than hastily apply to every job available. Unique to Everjobs is its expert Job Journal, which provides a body of knowledge designed to motivate, inspire and advise jobseekers at every stage of their career.
The site also aims to help recruiting managers save time in the recruitment process by connecting them to high-quality trained employees.
“We aim to facilitate the growing market in Senegal by tackling these challenges head-on as it will save both employers and job seekers a lot of time. Our mission is to promote transparency in the labour market.” adds Eric Lauer.