Revolutionary Graduate Placement Website, Quimojo Goes Live
Today’s launch marks the first step in Quimojo’s drive to revolutionize the recruitment industry. Quimojo provides the first portal focused on graduate placement that enables employers to search, connect, chat, and video interview candidates from colleges and universities around the world, all from within a single platform.
This is exactly what happened when Quimojo Co-Founder, Dean Owen decided to call it quits on a two-decade career in Financial Services. In 2012 during his tenure as the China head for a major Global Brokerage, Owen was approached by Dr. Mark Holder, who was looking to place some of his students in internships in Financial Services. Owen’s firm employed a number of interns and Owen also helped them to subsequently secure full-time positions after graduation. It was then that Owen realized how desperate the situation was for highly educated young graduates looking to start their careers. This was the genesis of an idea to enable employers to search for graduates using a filter type search engine.
Quimojo, developed out of a determination to solve a problem; how can, for example, a medium sized business located in a second tier city in China and looking to develop a global business, source talent from top schools around the world?
“We wanted to build a graduate supermarket so to speak,” says Holder. “Our goal was to bring efficiency to the process of matching job openings with qualified candidates” says Owen, “and one way was to introduce a video interview feature which enabled companies to conduct an online face-to-face interview.”
By automating the matching process, Quimojo eliminates the costs associated with having a third party agency screen candidates on behalf of employers. Employers can register for free and start searching right away by specifying their requirements. The search results show basic profiles of candidates ranked according to percentage match. If a candidate warrants a further view, the employer can request to view the candidate's full profile.
Once a candidate accepts the request to view their full profile, both parties are connected. The employer can then chat to the candidate using QM Chat, schedule a Video Interview, or connect using the contact details provided.
“We realize that we may be turning the recruitment industry on its head a little by asking employers to perform the search themselves,” says Owen, “but we believe that what we have built will become a blueprint for online recruitment models in the years to come.”
Quimojo aims to be the single largest searchable database of graduate job seekers, a spot they see as currently vacant.
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