Australia has launched its first online multi-media platform aimed at matching creative professionals with potential employers. With over 80,000 Australians already signed up, recruitment agencies and over 30 Australian-based companies such as The HyperFactory, MTV Networks, Discovery Networks, Billy Blue College of Design, the white agency and Sixty40 have all discovered a new hub for finding talent.
Conceived by media professionals, Matt Fayle and Pip Jamieson, the idea was born in early 2009 recognising a much-needed resource for the media professional environment. They explain, ‘We started with the notion of blending the biggest job search engine with the multi-media capabilities of social networking. What we’ve ended up with is the best parts of Seek, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube all in one.’
Currently only in beta form, creative professionals across the spectrum are offered a unique template in which to showcase their experience, achievements and current projects. Features include the option to upload show reels, an unlimited number of multi-media files and specialised alerts to link with peers and potential employers. Employers can become introduced to their future employees via a virtual handshake targeting both passive and active job seekers.