Mathew Clarke, CEO, UK Job Find

Tell us about your company?

UK Job Find is a prestigious, low-cost online job search and advertising platform that aims to offer small businesses the same opportunities that larger businesses receive on other competitor’s websites. The aim of the company is to make job seeking more stimulating. The website will match jobs based on the job seekers hobbies, skills, interests and previous work experience so they won’t be getting job offers which are not relevant to them.

Where do you want the business to be in two years?

In two years time, I see the business developing nationwide, having its own charitable partners and being an integral part of lowering unemployment rates. I also see the company partnering with the likes of schools, colleges and universities to help the students further their education with real life courses based on subjects they want to follow.

What is your background?

I come from a working class background. My family has always been in work and have worked hard to achieve what they have now. I’ve always been taught to live within my means, don’t overspend and never get in debt. I have lived the struggle of now being able to find a job and being so demotivated to go out and get one, hence why this project has inspired me so much to become a success.

I see the business developing nationwide, having its own charitable partners and being an integral part of lowering unemployment rates. I also see the company partnering with the likes of schools, colleges and universities to help the students further their education

If you could suggest one thing to Government to help business growth what would it be?

Personally, I feel that the government does do quite a lot for small businesses with the loans schemes etc. however if I was to suggest something, it would be dedicated offices in areas where any business owner can walk in to and seek advice from a professional.

What do you do to relax away from the office?

When I’m not working on the business, I love meeting new people, socialising and have a fun time! I’m always thinking of new ideas and new ways of doing business this has become relaxing for me. The thought of being able to create a solid idea and saying it’s your own gives me motivation. Other than the business side of things, I love looking at philosophy and reading about inspirational people.

What hobbies do you have?

I have many different hobbies, one of which is Jeet Kune Do. Jeet Kune Do is a martial art created by Bruce Lee, which is a combination of Wing Chun, Western Boxing and Kickboxing. I’ve been training in Jeet Kune Do for around seven years and I am a qualified instructor.

Other than training, I love creating websites and learning new web languages and new ways and methods of doing things.

Have you any hidden talents that we don’t know about?

I am sure I have but I have been so busy with setting up the new business that most of my time has been engaged in this. So for the time being my hidden talents remain hidden.

What advice would you give to a younger person?

If I was to speak to a younger person and give them advise, I would tell them to continue with their passion or dream and let no one tell them it’s not possible. There will be people along the way that tell you you’re insane or that an idea or ambition wont work out, turn that negativity into a positive and make it your job to prove those people wrong.

There will be hurdles that will be put up in front of you, you need to not get demotivated and jump over them one way or another. There will be times when you feel like you have hit a brick wall and you can’t go no further, there is always another way round a problem. I’d also tell a younger person to no worry about the time it’ll take to accomplish something because, when you think about it, the time passes anyway and you may as well make the most of it.

Goals are a necessity when it comes to success. Picture where you see yourself in 10-15 years time, and write it down. Look at that goal every single day and eventually you’ll fall in to a pattern of achieving things because you want to meet that goal.

Any final thoughts?

If any employers are looking for a company which can provide low cost and effective advertising for jobs then I would be more than delighted to meet and explain more about how UK Job Find can them help find the right person.  www.ukjobfind.co.uk or contact me at info@ukjiobfind.co.uk

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