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21.05.2015

Spanish startups are changing the way young people find jobs

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“Say sayonara to piles of forms”, that’s how Tyba invites users to its platform. The startup, based in Madrid, was born in 2011 at the hands of three IE Business School alumni with the aim of transforming how we think about searching for work.

Unlike LinkedIn, where you have to be actively involved in finding a really interesting job, Tyba personalizes the selection process, using its own analysis tool to find the ideal position for each candidate.

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The mathematical algorithm is more similar to that used by Tinder than to other professional networks. The candidates enter their résumés on the site, but also provide information on their tastes and personality in order to find a good job match. The initiative is aimed at young people who want a job in a European startup, although it plans to make the leap to the United States. It is about joining forces of those who are just starting their career, with startups just getting their business off the ground.

The startup companies also have profiles on the website that the Tyba team personally creates (you can learn about the whole process here). Tyba staff members visit each company’s offices, photograph and record videos of staff members, and then highlight the content on a company profile page that also outlines the company’s values. Even Tyba itself has its own profile page, which is described by them as the “Cupid” of the working world. Also on these pages, the companies highlight and describe the jobs on offer at any given moment.

Job and talent

Jobs are exactly what the founders of another of these platforms couldn’t find when they finished their education. Two young Spanish graduates Felipe Navío and Juan Uridales decided in 2009 to start their own company to help other people in the same situation. “The problem is that many candidates lose job opportunities because they cannot find them with the existing resources,” they say on their site.

The result is the Jobandtalent portal, where young people can find options to enhance their education (with courses and masters), and find their “dream job”; a task the platform aims to take care of. It has both a web version, as well as in app, the latest version of which has received very good user reviews.

In addition to using professional profiles located on the site, Jobandtalent’s management also made a commitment to bringing candidates and employers together via Facebook.

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In 2012, Jobandtalent introduced a complex linguistic algorithm designed by experts of IULA (University Institute for Applied Linguistics), of Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona. The tool records keywords in the resume and preferences of a candidate, and compares them to those found in the requirements and objectives of each employer.

Currently, with central offices in Madrid and London, they already have about 4 million registered users.

Now older job search websites like LinkedIn, Xing and Infojobs now face two tough new competitors.