Aussie Job Board Founder Is Young Global Leader

Paul Bassat, CEO of Australia’s largest job board, has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Bassat, who founded Seek in 1997 with his brother Andrew, joins 229 other men and women under 40 years of age who were selected, according to the Forum, for their “professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.” Also on the list are golfer Tiger Woods, Chad Hurley, co-founder and CEO of YouTube, and Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. Primarily composed of business leaders, the list also includes government officials, artists, writers, and educators from 71 countries.

Seek is publicly held and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. In addition to the job board in Australia, Seek also runs the largest job board in New Zealand and is a leading shareholder in Zhaopin, one of the largest job boards in China. It also has job board holdings in Brazil and owns training, testing, and education firms in Australia.

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John Zappe is the editor of and a contributing editor of John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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1 Comment on “Aussie Job Board Founder Is Young Global Leader

  1. Having worked at Seek previously for 5 years I can tell you that Paul is a truly amazing and inspiring CEO. He values his staff like no one else and motivates everyone around him.

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