Behind the scenes 🙂
BEHIND THE SCENES 🙂
Workkola was born in early 2015 in Málaga, Spain. In the summer of that same year it moved to Boston, US, with the noble mission of reducing the skill gap between what demanded by the job market and what offered by the educational system.
Little by little, what at that time was just an idea started to evolve into a project. A short time later, that project was already a reality! With the end of 2015 approaching, we launched what would be the first version of our platform and since then we struggled day after day to contribute in shortening the distance between you and your dream job.
Thanks to our cool and unique “Talent Branding” system, we aim to knock down the archaic Curriculum Vitae, making intelligent use of your talent’s data and putting it at the service of the new and ever changing labor market.
Based on a 360º system of ratings, recommendations and other metrics validated by the community, we evaluate and enhance your soft and hard skills as well as help you grow the most important brand in your life: YOURSELF
Crafted with love from:
Álvaro Mancilla Moreno
CEO & co-founder
Marketing and Market Research background in Spain and the US. Entrepreneur by nature. Comfort zone breaker.
Jesús Chacón Ávila
CTO & co-founder
Computer Science engineer. Full-stack developer. Code lover. Expert cook!
Antonio "Tutu" Negrillo Román
Student & Marketing Manager & co-founder
Marketing Background. Self-taught growth hacker. Hyrule defender!
Alejandro Jurado Pérez
Telecommunication engineer + master in web dev. Patent-pending owner.
Business background + master in e-commerce. He is the only Italian guy who doesn’t know how to cook pasta!
15 years experience in digital inc. 6 years at Facebook consulting clients on how to use its marketing solutions to grow their business. Amongst 5% oldest employees when he left and now reinventing himself.
Background in Arts + master in UX. Former TechStars and Startup Bootcamp UX designer. Loves trekking and outdoors activities.
HR Specialist & Organizational psychologist
20+ years of experience in HR (international companies such as HCC), coach and trainer. The only Dutch guy who knows how to cook 😉
Communication Strategist & Content Creator
Background in Communication and digital entrepreneur. She writes online stories but drafting them first on paper.
Álvaro Villacorta Fernández
Investor and serial entrepreneur. Sold his company to Rocket Internet and former managing director of Foodora Spain. Padel pro!
Manu Rodríguez Izquierdo
Serial entrepreneur. 16+ years of experience in Education. Super connector and awesome “fiesta” organizer!
Reduce the skill gap and get you closer to the job you like, whenever you like, is our mission.
Currently, students complete their studies with a good theretical preparation but get to the job market with little or almost no practical experience, without developing their professional brand and lacking any real network of contacts.
The traditional educational system is not successfully adapting to both the rapid evolution of the job market and the new social scenario.
There exists a “skill gap” between what actually deamanded by the job market and what offered by educational institutions. In a rapidly evolutionary world, being able to adapt and go fast are essential requirementes to get stuck in the right moment to what is driving the future of professional careers.
Our mission is to reduce this gap, introducing a dynamic and at the same time practice solution, putting technology at the service of talent. To make it possible for any person, whatever the stage of his life, to do what he really loves and love what he really does.
What if we help you change things?
And if we help you change things?
- We believe in collaboration to improve the present and the future.
- We believe in talent.
- We believe in the importance of ongoing learning. Lifelong learning.
- We believe in the importance of putting technology at the service of talent.
- We believe in the importance of entrepreneurship.
- We believe in the attitude, motivation and people hungry for the world.
- We believe in meritocracy.
- We want to stimulate entrepreneurship.
- We want startups to get easy access to talent.
- We empower people.
Welcome to Workkola.
Bye bye Curriculum. Welcome Talent Branding.
Nos guste o no, los trabajos para toda la vida tienen los días contados. Esto nos ofrece la magnifica oportunidad de reinventarnos siempre que queramos. Nos da el poder de elegir, desafiar nuestros límites y explorar nuevos caminos, y nos convierte, a nosotros mismos, en nuestro principal valor añadido. Nuestra marca. Nuestro Talent Brand.
Talent Branding es la capacidad de empoderar tu talento, poniéndote a ti, tu combinación única de hard pero también soft skills, tus valores, tu esfuerzo, actitud y ganas de moverte, en el centro de todo el proceso con la tecnología y la comunidad como aliados.
Di adiós al obsoleto Curriculum Vitae que poco dice de todo tu potencial y lo que eres capaz y…
Let the world know who you are!