With more job board sites than you can poke a stick at, it’s bewildering for new recruiters to know where to start. Granted, attention needs to be paid to those that cater to the industry you recruit within, but when it comes to the larger players, which ones need to be in your arsenal?
There is a difference in terms of how some of them work. Some sites are actual job boards that allow you to post your ad. Others, including aggregates, which skim the web for postings. JobAdder has crunched the numbers to find eight job boards and aggregates recruiters love to use.
Most Popular Job Sites For Recruiters
SEEK operates in 18 countries including Australia, New Zealand, China, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria and Bangladesh and boasts relationships with over 190 million job seekers. It first launched in 1998 and its headquarters reside in Melbourne. One of the features on SEEK’s website is its career advice section, which offers salary and industry trends, advice for job hunting, and free templates. It also offers company reviews.
Indeed describes itself as “the #1 job site in the world” (based on 2018 data from comScore) and is an aggregate. It pulls listings from thousands of other sites online, like job boards, recruitment firms and company websites. Its blog offers advice for both job seekers and hiring managers, including how to let candidates know they didn’t get the job. Indeed is based in the U.S. and has more than 7,400 employees around the world.
LinkedIn might be best known as the world’s “largest professional network,” with more than 600 million users in 200 countries and territories, but recruiters are increasingly using the site’s search tools to find qualified candidates. In 2011, LinkedIn launched a plug-in allowing companies to include an “Apply with LinkedIn” button on their job postings. Other features include lists of the most in-demand jobs and top hiring companies.
CareerBuilder started out as NetStart Inc. in the U.S. back in 1995 and sold software to companies for listing job postings. Since then, it has grown to include operations in 23 countries outside the states. Its site offers industry news, labour market intelligence, and video tutorials.
Monster describes itself as a “global employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.” It was created in 1999 and operates in over 30 countries, although its headquarters are located in Massachusetts. According to Monster, 29 resumes are uploaded to its site every minute.
REED is an employment agency based in the UK and its job site is one of the most visited in Britain. Other recruitment firms are able to post ads and register in its recruiter directory. It features vacancies from over 25,000 recruiters each year and offers advertising, CV search, branding, as well as email services.
Jobsite has seven offices in the UK but posts jobs from around the world. It can have as many as 280,000 live job adverts at any time and the site includes advice for recruiters (like how to hire internationally). When a job seeker signs up with Jobsite, their information is shared with partner brands and recruiters such as Totaljobs, caterer.com, and CityJobs.
CV-Library was one of the first employment websites in the UK when it launched in 2000. As its name suggestions, it provides access to Britain’s largest resume database, with over 13 million entries. It also has a directory of recruitment agencies and can list them in terms of popularity, sector and location. You can find insights through its blog.
Job board sites not only help you post multiple job ads at any given time, but they quicken your recruitment process in finding the perfect candidate.
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