Njorku, Africa’s first ever job search engine, late last month released the latest version of its search engine called Njorku 2.0 in Doula, Cameroon.
Njorku, which at the outset merely crawled the Web including African classified and job sites to help users locate job vacancies based on keyword searches, will now have additional functionalities that allow users to upload their CVs, and create email and SMS alerts. The new version also features a user login interface.
“All users have to do is upload their CV and sit back. We do all the work. We are a job search engine, we help users find jobs on all websites that have African jobs. User can then drill down their searches to time ranges and locations. So African youth will only need to constantly edit and update their CVs and prepare for interviews,” Mambe Nanje, the developer said
Mambe said he saw the many job sites in Africa listing their own jobs and wanted to do something different. He added that the new functionalities whose objective is to enable job application flexibility will now provide varied options that link job seekers in Africa to vacant jobs.
“All jobs in Nairobi posted online within the past 24hrs appear in the search results. The firm then sends the applicant’s CV to the companies that advertised the jobs. As long as the CV is updated one is guaranteed interviews and a job,” Mambe said.
The site has both a web version (njorku.com ) and a mobile version (mobile.njorku.com or njorku.com/mobile). It also has an App already designed and tested.
Mambee says a simpler version is in the process of development.
Njorku is presently operational in Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Egypt. The firm is also planning on an African expansion plan and beginning with big African cities and later to villages.
Njorku was launched in March last year in Buea, Cameroon. Nine months following the launch, it announced a new algorithm that Mambe says has been effective in displaying more relevant search results for jobs.
Mambe added Njorku has since acquired over 2,000 daily unique visitors. The firm although not profitable, now has 20 members of staff.