Adefunke Talabi CEO, City Hires
Adefunke Talabi is the CEO of City Hires, Nigeria’s premier video resume portal. She holds a Masters degree in Business Information Technology Systems from the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. She has worked in client service and technical support with various leading companies such as Virgin Media in Scotland and VConnect in Nigeria. Recognizing that communication was gradually shifting from text to video, as individuals want to see and connect with the people they chat with, she identified a need to apply this to the recruitment industry that led to the design and creation of the City Hires portal.
City Hires, launched in 2015, is the first video recruitment portal for the Nigerian populace that provides the recruiter an all in one solution: profiles of qualified candidates with resumes and also with pre-recorded videos. It enables job seekers to upload their video pitches – short, persuasive speeches to convey their communication skills, charisma and personality within 60 seconds.
The Etisalat Prize for Innovation recently nominated City Hires as one of the top 5 innovations in Nigeria. City Hires seeks to become the major platform countrywide transiting Nigerian professionals to the video resume system.