Explore Your Passion

Swedish skiers launches job site for season workers

Press release   •   Sep 19, 2013 14:32 CEST

Exploreyourpassion.se, a job site for season workers looking for a challenging job in the mountains, was launched this week by four Swedish skiers. ”The idea is to mediate job opportunities to talented people since we identified the need for a shared platform where employers and job-seekers could meet” says Matilda Rapaport, co-founder of the company. ”It feels great to be able to use our experiences from the service industry and the passion we all have for skiing” she continues.The idea behind exploreyourpassion.se was born around a dinner table in Engelberg after a long day of skiing. Matilda, who managed the well reputed skier hotel Ski Lodge Engelberg from 2009 to 2012, had experienced the challenges in finding talented, ambitious and service minded staff that also enjoyed the active environment of a small mountain village. Suitable recruitment platforms and tools were missing and many applications lacked basic skills needed for the particular position. Jesper Stenmark, Marcus Löwgren and Arthur Rapaport on the other hand had all experienced the difficulties of finding a season job. Hence they saw an opportunity to develop a new platform connecting passionate people with serious employers.

Exploreyourpassion.se offers the applicants a quick and simple sign up process. Once a member, he or she can easily register a resume and apply for a job in a specific field or location. The resume is saved and can be updated at any time. The employer can upload advertisements on the placement board and take advantage of the network platform that Explore Your Passion offers. ”We decided to use a value added business model since we want employers to feel that they pay for what they actually get out of the process” says Jesper Stenmark. ” Basically It means that the employer is charged in several steps depending on the outcome in terms of number of applicants and final recruitment, in that way we act more like a headhunter” he continues.

Explore Your Passion was founded in 2012 by four graduates with a background in alpine skiing and who all shared an interest in the service business. At Explore Your Passion we are passionate about finding the perfect match between employer and employee and we see ourselves as the matchmaker inbetween the two. We are convinced that motivated co-workers are key for sucessful business in the service industry. By combining our experience from service management and our network within the alpine industry we can offer professional, cost-efficient and customized solutions for our clients.

Matilda Rapaport, holds a master in business from Stockholm School of Economics and divides her time between professional freeskiing and her own business focused on PR, marketing  and management within the tourism industry. Lives in Engelberg, Switzerland.

Marcus Löwgren, holds a bachelor in business from Stockholm School of Business. Previous alpine skier and sports manager at Saltsjöbaden’s ski club. Currently works with sales within the IT-industry and lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Arthur Rapaport, just started his third year of studies within the fields of engineering, business and computer science at Linköping Institute of Technology. He has spent seasons in Whistler, Canada and Engelberg, Switzerland and currently lives in San Diego, USA, where he is doing an exchange semester.

Jesper Stenmark, holds a master in business engineering from Linköping Institute of Technology and has an alpine racing background. Born and raised in Tärnaby but lives in Oslo working in the off shore industry.