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This week we have Christ Dunst, Co-founder of pitching in our elevator. Skillslog call themselves “A professional development tool that focuses on what you know rather than who you know”.

Basically they are trying to cut down the recruitment time it takes for employers to find the right person for the job, so instead of trawling through loads of CVs for specific skills, can match the talent to the recruiter based on very specific, self-rated details entered by the user.

For example a user can enter that they are a Linux developer who also speaks French. Skillslog will match the person to a specific job – great for the technology industry where employers are looking, for example, for a developer with very specific coding experience in various languages.

Howeverm, there may be an issue here for creative industries where applicants often need to show examples of their work.

Anyway, check out the video and you can see an example of Chris’s Skillslog profile here

  • Chris Dunst

    Thanks for the post Hermione,

    Just an additional note with regard to creative industries; users can illustrate their skills by uploading images or bringing them in via Flickr. We find the Flickr integration works well, but we’re open to feedback good or bad.

    Links can also be added or imported from delicious, and we plan to add video and docs (from scribd etc).


  • Mark Smith

    Interesting concept. It looks like the social networking industry is generally moving away from simply creating friend-to-friend or peer-to-peer contacts (including LinkedIn for example) to creating value-added connections based on common interests. Research shows, only a very few of the friend to friend connections are people you actively communicate with. Like Skillslog above, I think one of the most interesting innovations in Social Networking has been the redesign on which connects people-to-topics. So bringing communities together out of common topics of interest, hobbies etc. much like what skillslog is attempting on the work front. Great idea.

  • Chris Klume

    This is too specific, it will never work

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