We believe that all students and graduates should be able to access a career that makes them excited to get out of bed on a Monday morning.
Talent Trending is an online recruitment and skill showcasing platform that helps candidates gain industry experience and exposure, trying on careers with forward-thinking employers to understand what kind of job they’d flourish in.
Our mission is to build a place where opportunities can not only be discovered, but also created, empowering students and graduates to unlock a world of career opportunities.
It’s increasingly difficult for students and graduates to get started in a career that will truly suit them and bring them fulfilment. We know from personal experience how frustrating it feels to lack clarity around your career path, and we created Talent Trending specifically to address this problem.
Talent Trending helps students and graduates gain relevant industry experience and ‘try on’ careers by completing projects for reputable companies, then publish and promote their work and skills in their own online showcase. It's the perfect way to find the right career fit for you!
Recruiting is rarely a straightforward experience for employers. It can be very hard to judge candidates on the quality of their CV or application alone, and separating the wheat from the chaff can be highly time-consuming. Even the most promising applications aren’t always suitable for the company or role.
We believe in quality over quantity, which is why we’ve built a platform that will give you a much clearer picture of a candidate’s skillset and passion for your organisation. Talent Trending saves employers time, money, and resources by making it easy to find the perfect people for their roles.
Our motivation isn’t to make millions off our users, but to help them live happier lives. We are committed to supporting employers and candidates, and developing a better, skills-led way of recruitment that improves wellness, boosts engagement, and benefits everyone.
Talent Trending is an online recruitment and skill showcasing platform that helps students and graduates gain industry experience and exposure.
Candidates sign up for a profile and populate their professional skill showcase with anything they think shows off their talent - this could be documents, reports, illustrations, photography, videos, or more.
Employers post projects specifically designed to help them find potential hires with specific skills. Candidates can check out these projects, and employers can also look through candidate profiles to see if anyone matches their requirements.
Candidates browse through projects and complete work that interests them. During these projects, they’ll gain an understanding of what the employer is looking for, and test their skills on real-world tasks.
Employers review candidate projects submissions and make decisions regarding whether they’d like to take the next step with any! At this point, employers can contact potential hires and ask them to interview or come in for a trial.
Talent Trending includes a range of features designed to make the hiring process a breeze for candidates and employers alike!
Candidates can quickly create their own custom Talent Showcase, allowing them to demonstrate their skills and portfolio to potential employers.
Whether it's a leaflet design, a piece of content, or something else, employers can post projects that will help them to assess candidates' skills.
Talent Trending's powerful search makes it easy for candidates to find the right projects for them, and for companies to find prospective hires.
Companies and candidates can control their profile and communicate with one another via an intuitive, easy-to-use online dashboard.
We love getting feedback from happy candidates and employers!
“Talent Trending is a great way for business owners like myself to streamline the recruitment process and make sure we can be as confident as possible that we’re hiring the best person for the job. Taking on new staff is always a risk, but Talent Trending allows me to assess a candidate’s potential before making a final decision, which works brilliantly for all parties!”
“Talent Trending's real uniqueness comes from the fact we genuinely care about matching people to the perfect career for them based on their skills and passion. We are committed to supporting employers and candidates, and developing a better, skills-led way of recruitment that improves wellness, boosts engagement, and benefits everyone.”
“I was worried that I’d struggle to find a career that I enjoyed once I graduated, and had heard horror stories from friends who had accepted jobs that they really didn’t like. Talent Trending helped me to gain experience in a range of industries and roles, and I was able to find a great job with a company who I feel valued me as a person as well as my skills.”
While candidates can use Talent Trending for free, we offer a range of different pricing options for companies looking for that perfect hire - just pick the one that's right for you! Need something a bit more bespoke? Contact us for more information.
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Talent Trending was founded in 2016 with support from Aston University. We realised that students and graduates faced an increasingly competitive market where an impressive CV wasn’t necessarily going to be good enough.
On the other side of the coin, conversations with employers revealed that they struggle to find the best talent through an antiquated hiring process.
Talent Trending was born from a desire to improve the recruitment industry by giving candidates a platform to showcase their skills and try on potential careers, thus allowing employers to find the best people for the job.