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  • 17 July 2019

Xelvin launches new career platform

This week there is an exciting new career platform in the air, called Mundialz. “We do things a bit differently to the job sites you already know,” says Manuel Teunissen. This is going to require a little more explanation…

Manuel and his team are responsible for the creation and development of the Mundialz startup. He has been active in the recruitment business for many years, specifically in the international job placement of highly skilled engineers. Now, he’s using his vast experience to bring an original new service to market. “We all know the usual job sites. High-volume websites where both candidates and companies have to invest a lot of time and energy to find a good match. And, on the other hand, there are specialized recruitment agencies that take care of the entire process for you. A perfect service, for those who need it.

Mundialz we are somewhere in between. We’ve made a personal platform. A platform where internationally oriented engineers can realize their ambitions and search for a new international living and working environment. We will achieve this by building a community, a group of people who can help each other to make the best choice, based on their own experience. It’s ambitious, for sure, but we believe it’s possible.”

In the past year, the Mundialz team has conducted extensive market research among the target group in order to build a website designed especially for them. “We’ve pulled out all the stops to get online with the first version of our platform as quickly as possible. We had to use some powerful modern working techniques to achieve this. For example, we refined our concept and tested it among the target group in an intense one-week‘ Design Sprint’. As a result, we’ve created this platform and that makes me very proud. At the same time, this is just the beginning. Now we can find out whether the concept appeals to the target group in question. We will constantly be evaluating the user-experience and adjusting the concept to meet their needs. We’re not sure in what way, but changes are inevitable.”

The ambition of Mundialz: “Globalize your career”. Manuel explains: “In my experience, there are many talented people around the world, but they are nervous about relocating abroad. People who’ve already taken the international step can testify that it’s not as difficult as they expected. With our platform, we want to break down the unseen barriers that people experience and make an international career more approachable and accessible. A professional would rather be helped by a fellow professional who has taken a similar step. They have no ulterior motive to exaggerate how great a place is. They can give honest, impartial advice from personal experience. It’s up to us to create an environment where these people and companies can connect. We might organize network events or seminars in the future. It all depends on the needs of our target group. First, we’ll test our ideas to determine the reaction from the target group. In the meantime, we’ll keep looking around at what is happening in the world and what it could mean for us” Fantastic adventure, right?!”, says a visibly enthusiastic Manuel.

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