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Startup Profile: Mahesh Muralidhar

September 22, 2014

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This month we introduce Mahesh Muralidhar, CEO at UReferJobs.

WHY ARE YOU EXCITED TO BE WORKING WITH THE INCUBATE TEAM?

The Incubate Team is well balanced. James has excellent connections and works hard to ensure a good level of brand awareness occurs. Shane always sets time aside and gives forthright feedback, that his experience sets himself up well for. Jo is super organised and keeps just enough of the chaos out for things to be running smoothly! Luca is always at hand with a smile ensuring that people are in the know on what is going on. Great bunch of guys.

WHY DO STARTUPS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXCITE YOU?

Ureferjobs excites me. A world where finding talent is effortless. That is our vision. How cool is that ?!  Working with an awesome team, making our vision become a reality is an awesome thing to wake up to everyday. Startups and entrepreneurship give people something meaningful to work on, that is personal too. Smart people working on a problem passionately.

WHO IS AN ENTREPRENEUR THAT INSPIRES YOU?

To me an entrepreneur is someone who creates something from scratch and has the clarity to put everything on the line, to achieve their goals. Therefore I consider Gandhi an inspiring entrepreneur and what Steve Jobs achieved is pretty phenomenal too.

Other than that, there are millions of people who create something that is personal to them whether it be a convenience store, a cafe or a mobile app who put so much on the line to achieve their dreams. That’s the stuff man. People being brave.

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR UREFERJOBS?

I worked in recruitment for 7 years. In those 7 years, I interviewed and spoke to thousands of applicants and employers trying to make connections. I was very successful but man it’s rough for applicants and employers. A job is something very personal to person. It is part of a person’s identity. I would read countless articles on innovation in recruitment right from the get go. After I left recruitment for strategy consulting, I kept referring jobs to people.

It then dawned on me that referrals are in fact how must of us get jobs. Even the best recruitment agents utilise referrals to find top talent. Referrals are an untapped source to find top talent. It’s about who you know. Who better than ex-recruiter to create a job referral system – Ureferjobs.

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The Ureferjobs team

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