Our next chapter: Jobspotting joins SmartRecruiters

Today, we are embarking on a new chapter of Jobspotting as we join SmartRecruiters.

We founded Jobspotting more than three years ago with the vision of making job search hassle-free, of inspiring professionals’ career choices, and of introducing transparency into the murky HR market. Since then, we have served three million professionals across 10 countries with relevant jobs.

SmartRecruiters shares this vision. By joining forces we will open up our matching technology to hiring managers and focus our efforts, not only on helping job seekers, but on overhauling the entire hiring process. Our goal has always been to make a meaningful contribution to solving global unemployment and now, by combining our technology with SmartRecruiters’ hiring tools, we take another step closer.

So, what will change going forward? Don’t worry, Jobspotting is not going away and our team in Berlin will keep working hard to make it even better. Our partnership with SmartRecruiters will enable us to grow faster, to rapidly improve our job matching technology, and to make it available to many more people worldwide.

We are deeply grateful to our amazingly talented and ever-so-dedicated team who joined us along this journey. You’ve worked incredibly hard to make our vision a reality, and we’ve had a lot of fun along the way. Together we’ve created valuable products that help people across the world discover jobs they love and hopefully, have had a positive impact on their lives. We should all be proud of how much we’ve achieved with our small team.

Lastly, we’d like to thank all of our users, advisors and investors from the bottom of our hearts. Your support throughout the past years gave us the energy to keep moving forward, and we’re counting on you during this next phase of our journey. And thank you SmartRecruiters! We’re looking forward to continuing our journey with you and to realising our vision of making the hiring process work for everyone.

With best regards,
Hessam, Jan, Manuel and Robin
Founders of Jobspotting

Hessam Lavi

Hessam Lavi

Hessam Lavi is the Founder and CEO at Jobspotting. He founded two successful job boards in Berlin and London in 2011, namely BerlinStartupJobs.com and LondonStartupJobs.co.uk. Previously, Hessam managed a team at Google’s European headquarters in Dublin for four years, working with search quality and tackling black-hat SEO. There he met Jan Backes and Manuel Holtz who he later founded Jobspotting with. Hessam holds a MSc degree in Cognitive Science with a Computer Science emphasis from Lund University, Sweden. Born in Iran and raised in Sweden he speaks Swedish, English, German, and Persian.