The weekend of the 21st and 22nd of April was the first time in which the hugely popular business event, Startup Weekend, was held outside of London and
Cambridge in the UK, and it’s fair to say there was plenty of buzz and excitement surrounding the event.

Startup Weekends are “weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable…Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product.”

Building a viable product is exactly what the team behind JobLog.co did. In the words of the newly formed business: “JobLog.co is an online portal that connects employers with employees in an innovative way. Employers have the opportunity to get a feel for a potential candidate before they even meet them from a combination of videos, posts, photos and, of course, CVs.”

Instead of listing available positions, JobLog.co allows job seekers to upload a 60 second video clip and a CV that employers can view at will.

Employers can find candidates with the skills they need by searching from an existing pool. Intelligent searching algorithms, working to match the employer’s unique requirements, will ensure that only the most appropriate candidates are suggested to employers.

 The site is free for job seekers and costs employers just one flat fee – something that should drastically reduce recruitment costs by avoiding the need for costly recruitment consultants. With sheer simplicity and low costs headlining JobLog.co’s main benefits, the new website is poised to become the single port of call for job seekers and employers alike.

Ranging from students to graduates seeking employment, experienced software engineers and entrepreneurs, each member of the JobLog.co team brings unique skills to the table.

Perhaps most vital to JobLog.co is Mark Gardener’s 10-plus years of experience in the recruitment industry. Mark was a recruitment manager, recruiting his first team in 1995, and more recently an owner of a recruitment company. He’s been there and done it before so he knows exactly what the team behind JobLog.co need to do to be successful.

Through plenty of hard work, and backed by a solid pitch, the JobLog.co team took home the coveted “Team Most Likely To Make A Million” top prize at the Startup Weekend event, as voted by business experts.

They received free office space for a year and enough mentoring to really hone their idea into a world-beating business.  They’ve already been featured in local newspapers and they’re determined to ride the wave of momentum they’ve built up so far.

With an enthusiastic and talented team working behind such an innovative and exciting idea, the sky’s the limit for JobLog.co.

Are we about to see the next big thing in job recruitment? Find out on the 1st of May when the website launches.

For more information about JobLog.co please visit www.JobLog.co and follow @JobLogUK on Twitter