CV-Library Time Line
From a young carpet fitter's struggle to save time applying for a new job, to the largest independent job board in the UK; all in little over a decade! Read on for an insight into the history behind CV-Library.
The millennium bug didn't hold back Lee Biggins and Brian Wakem; the brains behind CV-Library. Faced with low budgets they counted on support from family and friends and hands on marketing strategies such as flyer distribution in the local area.
The BBC became CV-Library's first official client in 2001 and as business became serious the office moved from bedrooms to the "shoebox" office at the Grove Farm barn units.
Lee and Brian soon realised they needed some employees and their first one was brought on board to assist with the Sales and Marketing.
Strong business strategies were put in place and the company started to grow internally as the database started to increase by 1,000 new CVs every day. Award nominations started to flood in and they haven't stopped to this day.
The job board reached its first one million turn over and the Renewals Team was launched.
2007 was a record breaking year for CV-Library as they hit one million CV registrations and a second work unit was opened.
In 2008 the job board took on its 20th employee and the affiliate network grew to over 150 different job boards.
Lee won personality of the year at the OnRec Awards in 2009 and two million CVs were recorded. 15 new staff were employed and CV-Library spread throughout three of the converted barns. The BritishJobs Network was also acquired.
CV-Library is officially the leading independent and fastest growing job board in the UK according to the ABC Electronic (ABCe) audit.
In June 2011 CV-Library moved from the converted barns to the Waterfront Business Park, Fleet, in order to accommodate their expanding team. There are currently 70 members of full-time staff divided into Sales, Client Response, HR, Development, Design and Press & Marketing. Why not meet the team and view our current vacancies?
The website continues to gain popularity with 2.3 million unique users and 10.5 million job searches every month. All job vacancies are also posted onto hundreds of career sites and the list of domains grows day by day. CV-Library has recently expanded with EngineeringJobs.co.uk, JobsRetail.co.uk and the entire BritishJobs.co.uk network.
CV-Library offers their clients over 6 million high calibre candidates from over 70 different industries.
CV-Library has won several recruitment awards over the years highlighting their on-going achievements and continuous hard work.