|JOBCALLME CEO Kim Sung-young / Courtesy of JOBCALLME|
Kim decided to launch JOBCALLME as he thought the local job market needed a more advanced portal that can actively connect employment seekers and employers.
"While I was in the fashion distribution industry, I learned the importance of a consumer-centric approach," Kim said in a written interview with The Korea Times, Thursday.
Kim said JOBCALLME has focused on the portal site's convenience for job seekers and employers. "I think other job portals here are lacking that approach as their platforms are targeting developers, not consumers," he said.
Kim noted that the biggest difference between JOBCALLME and other job portals is that his portal site helps both job seekers and employers reduce processing time by providing a video interview feature on the site.
"Through the JOBCALLME site, job offers and job seekers can hold video recruitment interviews anytime," Kim said. "As our job portal also provides a real-time chatting service, prospective employees and employers can reduce the processing time."
It took five years for Kim to complete the job portal. To improve the quality of the site, he spent more than 5 billion won ($4.5 million).
Kim said JOBCALLME has an enormous database of not only local but also overseas companies.
"Another strength of JOBCALLME is visitors can access our job portal's database that features job seeking information on a slew of companies around the world. We also provide information about exhibitions and conferences, taking place worldwide," Kim said.
In addition to JOBCALLME, Kim also launched two other platforms -- Talk SNS and Bluefreelancer. Talk SNS is a social media promotion service where users can promote their ideas, products or even themselves on the platform at no cost. Bluefreelancer is for freelance professionals who are seeking freelance jobs in diverse fields.
When asked about his future goal with JOBCALLME, Kim said he is planning to launch an integrated business portal.
"I am planning to roll out an integrated business portal that embraces businesses of every type. Through the platform, companies can promote their products and consumers can earn information related with every type of business," Kim said.