The CareerVidi Journey
While working as a consultant and searching for other jobs, James Brookner becomes increasingly frustrated with the nature of existing job sites. The process is often time-wasting, inefficient and un-engaging so Brookner starts to explore the possibility of producing something better.
After consultations with recruitment and direct hiring firms and other friends who had recently gone through the new job seeking process, James comes up with JobVidi, a vehicle that uses social media to facilitate introductions, using the Linkedin API to post jobs via a # tag to match candidates and hirers.
Seeking partners to bring his idea to market, James pitches Vic Daniels and Graham Morris, the owners of financial markets website Here Is The City, who share in the vision and agree to help bring the project to life.
Vic , Graham and James then go out to raise capital for the business and are introduced to Angel Investor Nabila Sadiq, who agrees to fund the initial stages of the business.
James takes further soundings from recruiters and candidates and specs out the initial design of the JobVidi website.
James engages an international development team who start work on phase one of JobVidi, under the supervision of Morris with a view to a BETA launch in June.
James quits his job as a consultant at Accenture to focus full-time on JobVidi.
James prepares the initial PR push for JobVidi's BETA launch, and Morris oversees the completion of the initial build.
JobVidi is launched in BETA, features in Tech-Crunch, it a Wired Start-up of the Week, and quickly attracts over 2,000 clients and recruiting professionals.
JobVidi receives generally good reviews from stakeholders, although several make suggestions about further enhancements which could make the product even more state-of-the art.
James takes further soundings from stakeholders, and a decision is made to swiftly move to JobVidi 2.0, which will introduce Corporate Accounts, engage with job-posting technologies and will specialize in financial markets and professional services.
The decision is made to take development in-house, and James and Graham begin the search to hire a junior and senior analyst.
An exhaustive search identifies two top quality candidates for the development roles, Serk and Adam, who are offered and accept positions with JobVidi.
The development team, under the supervision of James and Graham, work hard to complete JobVidi 2.0, which is scheduled for launch in January 2013.
Rebranded and relaunched as CareerVidi.