iProfile adopted as preferred online CV in Australia
London, 29th July 2008: An online CV invented in the UK is set to become the standard way for half a million Australians to apply for jobs, after several of the country’s largest IT recruitment companies signed deals worth a total of £1million to adopt the ‘iProfile’ (www.iprofile.org) as their preferred CV template.
The deal means that candidates applying for jobs with a number of leading Australian recruiters, including Abraxas, Ambition, Finite, and Paxus, will be encouraged to replace their traditional CV with a free iProfile - a single, safe place on the web where candidates can record all of their achievements and dynamically connect with recruiters. The iProfile is already used by 2.5million people in the UK.
It also means the recruiters, who collectively place tens of thousands of people every year, will use the complementary iPlace search and match software to enable their recruitment consultants to become significantly more efficient - freeing them up to spend more time with applicants and employers. Ultimately they are able to make more placements, more quickly.
Rick Bacon, Chief Executive, iProfile, said: “This is a hugely significant deal and shows how a UK innovation is fast becoming a global standard. The opportunity for the recruitment industry and job seekers to adopt the iProfile to save time, become more efficient and make more money is massive. We see this as a huge endorsement of the iProfile in Asia Pacific and a major step along the road that will bring the traditional CV into the 21st Century and establish iProfile as a global standard.”
Norman Lacy, Executive Director of Australian and New Zealand IT contract and recruitment industry body, ITCRA, which helped broker the deal, said: “Our role is to help develop products that generate efficiencies for our members’ companies and iProfile fits with this perfectly. Recruiters stand to benefit from a market leading service that has been proven in the UK and this is why we are facilitating its introduction into the Asia Pacific region.”
To support the growth, iProfile has appointed a Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Glen Perry, and will establish an office in Sydney. Support for job seekers and recruiters will be provided from Sydney with backup from the company’s London’s headquarters.
The announcement tops a period of rapid growth for iProfile: it attracted £4million in funding in 2007 and in the past two years has doubled its revenues, expanded into new offices in London and now employs 85.
More than 2.5 million people in the UK already have an iProfile - an online CV that gives them a single, safe place on the web to record all of their achievements and connect with recruiters when they’re looking for work. The iProfile is fast becoming the industry standard for online CVs and is loved by recruiters because it automatically formats candidate information in a way that enables them to match jobseekers to the right opportunities more effectively. More than 2,500 leading recruiters representing tens of thousands of jobs, rely on iProfile and our complementary iPlace search and match software to find the best candidates faster and more efficiently.
iProfile is the UK-headquartered company that’s redefining the way people find jobs and recruiters find candidates. We set up in 2001 to simplify things for everyone by replacing the weakest link in the recruitment process – the traditional CV – with the dynamic iProfile.
For more information on iProfile for jobseekers, visit: www.iprofile.org
For more information on iProfile for recruiters, visit: www.iprofile.org/recruiter
For more information please contact:
Katie Buckett, Brands2Life
Tel: 020 7592 1200
Karl Gregory, iProfile
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