A South African man realized a gap in the recruitment process and, leaving his cushy career in banking, set out to create a new portal for new graduates.
It all started with an Uber driver, Kgotso Kobo said. “One day I was coming from a work function and my Uber driver showed me a Masters qualification of his younger brother looking for a job after a year with no luck. I knew then I had to do something to change the situation. It was a ‘calling’. I resigned the next week, cashed in savings and a few assets to realise this journey,” he said.
The result was SkillsRus, which is as “easy to use as a dating platform”. He not only places graduates but also looks for internships, bursaries and job placement opportunities for SkillsRus members.
Kobo spent a few years studying and working in Germany, and admired their strategy in employing graduates. On his return, he worked as a trade advisor in the Chamber of Commerce and as a banker in a large private bank.
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