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Jean-Charles Varlet, crème de la crème Freelance

We met with Jean-Charles, the CEO of Crème de la crème, the first selective community of freelancers in France. He gave us his point of view on the job market and his advice on how to become a freelancer.

Hello Jean-Charles, who are you, where do you come from?

Hi, my name is Jean-Charles, I am 28 years old and I am co-founder and CEO of crème de la crème. I come from Nord-Pas-de-Calais, near Dunkirk, and I attended ESSEC before giving up everything to dedicate myself to the development of our freelance community.


By the way, what’s Crème de la crème?

Crème is now a high-end platform where freelancers are all digital experts, carefully selected. Each candidate is studied one by one in order to be accepted into the community and our acceptance rate is around 10%, out of more than 1500 applications per month.

When we launched the platform with my business partner in 2015, we were still students, it was our first company and it was our intuition that made us move mountains to get to this point. The early days have nothing to do with our situation today, the road was long and exciting!