December, 8, 2017
~ Poised to Disrupt Industry by offering priority to jobseekers
Finding the right job is as difficult as finding the right candidate for the job. Sri Lankan jobseekers are struggling and not to mention the hassle undergone by employees. There is certainly a gap between the aspirations of a jobseeker and the expectations of the corporate sector. The struggle is directly proportional to the mismatch – something the existing recruitment infrastructure in the country can’t seem to fix so far. Enter Jobpal.lk!
Sri Lanka’s fastest growing job portal offering priority for the job-seeker is unique as compared to all other rivals Jobpal.lk is free for all employers who partner as content providers, which is its main USP. It is also the only site in Sri Lanka which is 100% operative through mobile phones even without a data connection in order to offer seamless convenience to jobseekers.
“Our main target segment or value proposition would be the jobseeker category. In addition to offering the basic services of searching for jobs and applying for vacancies absolutely free of charge, the applicants may opt for our premium service, where Jobpal Team would apply for jobs aggressively on behalf of the jobseeker,” said Anjana Rathnayake, the dynamic Director / CEO of E-FutureTech Systems (Pvt) Ltd- the mastermind behind the revolutionary Jobpal.lk product.
Once registered as a Premium Jobseeker, he or she may upload his CV, fill basic details, then receives a five-digit CV ID. After dialing the registration code (#771*577#), the jobseeker may enter the CV ID whilst all other details will be automatically collated from his or her profile. The Premium Jobseeker facility is offered at a highly reasonable Rs 3.00 (+ taxes) per day. Currently this service is available for Dialog and Hutch mobile users. Applicants can visit www.jobpal.lk/cv and submit their resumes. In addition Jobpal.lk can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 0117574800.
“Having personally seen many of my friends and colleagues face the struggle on entering the job market, Jobpal.lk has taken up the challenge to fix this issue once and for all,” said a confident Anjana.
“This might be one of the reasons why so many online recruitment startups have sprung up in Sri Lanka, but we are cut above the rest as our core business is catering to the needs of the jobseekers.”
In addition he lauded government’s initiative in 2018 Budget Speech titled - Enterprise Sri Lanka, which has identified that a common issue faced by Sri Lankan youth in navigating the job market, is that they do not possess the required skill set as demanded by the market. Under this initiative the government has proposed to implement a programme where groups of youth will undergo three to six month training courses in a specific skill set as demanded by the private sector in preparing our today’s generation for tomorrow’s jobs.
“With these developments more and more skilled youth would join the job market and we need to have in place a fully-fledged job platform offering seamless solutions between jobseekers and employers,”
Currently, vacancies at Jobpal are made available for a period of maximum three weeks. Team Jobpal.lk keeps in constant touch with employers to obtain all available vacancies (both local and foreign) in order to serve jobseekers who obtain premium service.
Despite its mere six month existence, Jobpal.lk gets a significant 50 – 80 new vacancies each day, which are categorized into local and foreign, and currently has over 1,000 odd local and over 500 foreign jobs at any given moment.
An engineer with 11 + years of experience in a leading telecommunication operator in Sri Lanka, young blooded entrepreneur – Anjana quit his lucrative job and started E-FutureTech Systems (Pvt) Ltd last year and launched JobPal.lk as a fully-owned product of the company in June 2017.
Photo caption: (Left) Anjana Rathnayake, Director/CEO of E-FutureTech Systems (Pvt) Ltd., and Jobpal.lk Business Development Executives Chamara Sanjaya and Dennam Gurugamage with Programme Manager Reshali Balasubramaniam