Looking for a job in Europe? Here's 10 tools that can help

Finding a (new) job can be a difficult thing to do. After launching our own job board yesterday, Charmaine Li went looking for the best 10 tools to help you find the job that's right for you.
Looking for a job in Europe? Here's 10 tools that can help

Let’s face it, regardless of which stage you are in your career, searching for a new job isn't easy – especially in our economic climate.

Lucky for you, we've just launched a fresh job board in partnership with Madrid-based startup Tyba to gather vacancies from tech startups and multinationals across Europe all in one place.

For the occasion, we’ve also rounded up a list of European tech companies that want to help make your life a bit easier when it comes to the job hunt. Whether you’re a professional looking for a new challenge, a recent graduate on the hunt for an entry-level position or a student searching for a promising internship opportunity, there's surely something that'll pique your interest...

1) Viadeo

ViadeoHeadquarters: Paris, France

Gist: With reportedly more than 65 million members worldwide, Viadeo is a professional social network – akin to LinkedIn – that started in France in 2004. The site, which is available in nine languages, lets users contact other professionals and search for jobs.

2) Jobandtalent

jobandtalentHeadquarters: London, UK and Madrid, Spain

Gist: Launched in 2009 by Felipe Navlo and Juan Urdiales, jobandtalent is a recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with positions through an algorithm that analyzes linguistic patterns of job ads and CVs. The company claims 1.75 million registered users and offers its services in eight countries.

3) Adzuna


Headquarters: London, UK

Gist: Founded by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro in 2010, Adzuna is a job search engine aggregating ads from thousands of websites. The company operates sites in 11 countries and lets users search/filter vacancies by salary, location, category and more.

4) Fiverr

FiverrHeadquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel

Gist: Equipped with more than $50 million in external funding, Fiverr is an online marketplace that lets users purchase and sell creative services starting at $5. Tapping into the 'gig economy', it lets freelancers of all stripes offer their services on the platform.

5) Tyba

TybaHeadquarters: Madrid, Spain

Gist: Billing themselves as the "Cupid of careers", Tyba is a recruitment platform aimed at connecting young professionals with jobs at startups. Founded in 2011, the startup announced a $3.1 million funding round in November 2014.

6) Twago

twagoHeadquarters: Berlin, Germany

Gist: Founded in 2009, Twago – which stands for "Teamwork Across Global Offices" – provides an online platform where companies and freelancers can connect with each other as well as collaborate on projects. The service is available in English, German, Italian and Spanish.

7) Graduateland

GraduateLandHeadquarters: Copenhagen, Denmark

Gist: Graduateland is an online career platform targeted at student and graduates. Founded in 2009, the site matches junior talent with employers and is available in eight languages.

8) Intern Avenue

intern avanueHeadquarters: London, UK

Gist: Founded in 2010 by Dupsy Abiola, Intern Avenue is an online recruitment tool matching junior professionals (aka students and graduates) to employers in the UK. In December 2014, the startup landed a deal with Vodafone to expand across Europe.

9) Jobspotting

jobspottingHeadquarters: Berlin, Germany

Gist: Jobspotting rolled out its jobs recommendations platform in Germany and the UK earlier this month. Founded in 2013, the tool utilizes algorithms to offer more relevant positions to users based on their skills and past experience.

10) Games Jobs Finland

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 11.56.13 AMHeadquarters: Helsinki, Finland

Gist: Want to work in the land of games giants like Supercell and Rovio? Operated by HR company Barona, Games Jobs Finland is an online platform for jobseekers looking for a position in the Finnish games industry.

UPDATE: Another European job-search tool that fits our criteria...

  • JobFluent (Barcelona, Spain) - A platform started by Bob Samii and Luke Miller that aims to help connect tech startups with talent across Europe.

Featured image credit: Lucian Milasan / Shutterstock

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