JobsinHubs.com launched on 1 April 2006 in Copenhagen building a community for English-speaking expatriates seeking high-level jobs, targeting an exciting niche market. No longer would one read through an exciting job opportunity in English, only to get to the bottom and learn the position requires the native language. As an American expatriate who had lived in Brussels, and recently moved to Sweden, I knew first hand how sorely this service was needed. The site was a success, reaching thousands of interested people in a few months, proving JobsinCopenhagen.com was popular with Danish and other professionals capable of, and wanting to join a company that uses English as the working language. The founders of JobsinCopenhagen decided to expand to other cities with large expatriate populations including Brussels Stockholm and Rome. This is where I joined the team seven months later as founder of JobsinStockholm.com.
The JobsinHubs sites are thoughtfully designed to improve job seekers’ online experience by providing them with tools to prepare them for recruitment process. Our Web 2.0 features enable the user to:
1. check the background and history of the company on Wikipedia
2. read the latest blog entries about the company on Technorati
3. check who on LinkedIN is working in this company and could help you
4. view a dynamic map where the job is located
5. bookmark the job ad on Del.ici.ous
6. find similar jobs
7. save the jobs in your favorites
8. subscribe to an RSS feed
The site also acts as a survival kit, providing links to information one needs to get settled in Sweden, making JobsinStockholm.com a one-stop shop for expatriates in Stockholm and the rest of Sweden. We plan to continue creating useful functionalities to facilitate and improve the job hunt.