London based What Digital Holdings, owners of international job search engine WHATJOBS? has completed the purchase of www.elcurriculum.com the Latin American career portal. In the last 6 years, ElCurriculum has been an under-the-radar success story providing job search, training & career services to half of the world’s Spanish speaking countries. The founder of ElCurriculum, Jose María Rodríguez Valls set up the business in Barcelona, Spain in 2014.
A major success story then unfolded with the website attracting hundreds of thousands of registered users from Spain to Colombia to the Dominican Republic. With no venture capital or big-shot executives, from trendy tech backgrounds, Jose went on to successfully grow the business organically.
From the WhatJobs’ perspective, sometimes rare companies like ElCurriculum doing an amazing job with little acknowledgement come on the radar and the opportunity to acquire such a business was just too hard to resist. In late 2020 Jose found himself with an offer on the table that could not be refused. A statement given to WhatNews from Jose read: “Over the past few years, I have worked closely with Shane McGourty of WhatJobs and it was clear that we shared a similar vision for how the job market will evolve. Shane’s team at WhatJobs has an amazing track record of delivering high quality, innovative products which through our partnership was very lucrative over the years but the time to sell up and move on was perfect for me”.
Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed it seems that ElCurriculum.com has proudly taken its place amongst WhatJobs international websites and will continue to trade as a standalone business.
In an email sent to WhatNews Shane McGourty had this to say “Jose and his team at ElCurriculum.com have built a terrific product with an excellent geographical reach, and I am very excited that this is now part of WhatJobs.com. As a business, we are always ready to work with anyone and everyone and this acquisition has brought plenty of new opportunities we can monetise”.
This acquisition brings an end to a very busy year for WhatJobs who are hot on the heels of the other big job search aggregators such as ZipRecruiter, Adzuna and Jooble, all of who will be looking over their shoulder at this up and coming, British powerhouse.