Whether you’re recruiting for your company, looking for a job, or still trying to figure out what career you would like to start on, jobboards can be of great help. You can find offers, relevant articles, and networking opportunities all in one place!
What is a Jobboard?
A jobboard is an online platform or website that connects recruiters with potential new employees. It has two functions: On one hand,organizations to post about their most recent job openings. And on the other, candidates get to search and apply for job opportunities online. Each party gets to build a vast network, promote itself, and make their own career choices.
Some jobboards publicize employment opportunities from multiple sectors, while others specialize in a specific industry.
How does it work?
Jobboards are often easy to use. It only takes a few steps to create an account. As soon as you finish your account verification, you can start browsing for offers. All you need to start looking for your future job is a valid e-mail address, a catchy bio, and a well-structured CV. Make sure to add a presentable profile picture as well.
What to look for in a jobboard?
With additional features like online coaching sessions, blogs, and weekly newsletters, Jobboards are quick to attract users. But you should know which jobboard best suits your needs and which that doesn’t.
First, you need to look for a board that updates its jobs feed regularly. You do not want to go through the effort of applying to job offers only to be rejected because the position has already been filled. Naturally, it can be disheartening and quite frustrating.
Second, an efficient jobboard is a well-organized one. And the only way to achieve this is through working by niche. Choose a jobboard that has filters and specific niches, or categories, per sector and per job responsibilities. This way, you get to match your needs with the current market easily. You can also take a look at the competition and look for ways to differentiate.
Speaking of differentiation, make sure to look for boards with additional job uploading features and a tracking system to keep tabs of your applications.
What can I do to use a jobboard efficiently?
Make sure you update your CV and LinkedIn profile regularly:
Your CV and online networking sites are the first thing a recruiter will know about you. They reflect a virtual image of who you are as a collaborator, and thus must reflect your best qualities. They should also outline all of your professional responsibilities. This is to ensure that your profile is as attractive as can be in any jobboard, all while being authentic and true.
Create points of similitude with your desired company:
Impress recruiters by “mimicking “the top executive’s online behavior. Share the same posts and articles, follow the same people, etc. Even the language you’re using on your profile can do the trick and be of great use in attracting the best jobs for you.
This is very important, because recruiters generally look for people that share the same values and principles, so as to ensure an easy integration of future employees into the company’s cultural environment.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to those in charge:
Keep in mind that a jobboard’s role is only to put you on the map. It’s your job to make a good impression. This is why you should not be afraid to reach out the HR professionals that are working for the same company that you are applying for. Establishing a human connection might just be the thing to get you the job. Just remember to always be courteous and polite; a simple e-mail or a message on LinkedIn can go a long way.
Pay attention to all of the company’s job listings and offers:
You can tell a lot about a company from its job listings. Keep an eye on what positions they are trying to fill so that you can figure out if the company’s overall strategy is in alignment with your career goals.
We all have at least one friend or acquaintance that has worked so hard for a company, only to be fired, or to quit suddenly because they didn’t feel valued . Knowing the company’s HR policy and current vacancies through their jobboard will help you avoid any future disappointments. You also get to pin point what company seems to suit you best.
Jobboards are like a melting pot for different employers from different sectors, and different recruiters working for different companies. Finding the perfect job for you might be a bit daunting at first, and you might feel kind of discouraged in the beginning, especially when you don’t get any call backs or interesting offers. Hence why you should stay positive and patient for the first few weeks. Keep your profile active, and interact with people- both recruiters and other employees- often.
Do your research:
After you narrow down your list of possible future employments from your jobboard, Google your chosen companies and get as much information about them as possible; their products, board history, any past financial problems, have they been involved in humanitarian work in their respective communities? Etc. This will help you tailor your CV and cover letter according to the personal details of each company. You will appear more capable, and be a perfect match- just what any company looks for in an employee.
What to keep in mind:
While jobbords can be a great asset and a brilliant tool to use, it should not be your only job search strategy. Jobboards tend to automate the recruitment process thus depriving employers from the human connection found in a more traditional approach. Try to not count on jobboards very much, and instead see them as a complimentary source for finding employment opportunities.
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