BestJobs.ro is the leading recruitment tool on the Romanian job market. With a powerful database of more than two million resumes, BestJobs.ro is able to match in no time the best candidates with the newest job openings in every field of activity. We get over 4 million visits on a daily basis and over 15.000 jobs at any given moment. Our job app, available for both devices that use iOS and Android, has over 30.000 job applicants and continues to grow in popularity both in Apple Store and Google Play. Currently, we are highly investing in our mobile recruitment strategy, given that the low prices of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets made it possible for almost any Romanian to be round the clock connected to the Internet, while on the go.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: BestJobs (Romania) was founded in 2000 by Calin Fusu. Despite the absence of an “About Us” section on the job board, it isn’t too hard to find information through Google and Linkedin. Technically, the job board belongs to Neogen. They also manage Vivre and Frisbo (online shopping), CleverTaxi (transportation) and Conso (money management) and future ventures are on the horizon (like Starbiter). BestJobs is the leading career site in Romania with 2.02million views a month, but it also attracts attention from other countries like the UK and Hungary. If you have the time to research the company and the founder’s ideas, it’s worth the read. On Linkedin, BestJobs has 4 175 followers and it also has 448 760 on Facebook and 1 391 on Twitter.
Design: The logo was changed less than a year ago, from a star that looked like a person to the outline of a frog handprint on a leaf. The colour scheme is mostly blue and green (but it used to be red and navy blue before 2010). BestJobs evolves with the times. The entire page layout has changed recently. Instead of a blue background and a businessman, users now see a white page and a wolf dressed in children’s clothes (the image changes regularly). The idea is to create an account, but before you have, you can use the search engine (keywords and location) or see the top jobs, top employers and the top talent on the homepage. Once you have made an account, you have a “hire” page (green) and a “work” page (blue). Company pages include a description, useful information, a logo, job offers, a map and sometimes photos. As for the job offers, they appear in a grid with a logo, a job title, the company, the location and the salary (if it is provided). You can sort the offers by distance, price and publication date.
The job board objective: BestJobs doesn’t want recruiters or jobseekers to pay for something they don’t actually get. That’s why the focus is on looking before buying.
Recruiter observations: Ultimately, recruiters and jobseekers create the same account. You just switch from work to hire at the top of the page. You have two different photos for your recruiter and jobseeker accounts (but only one e-mail address and one number). For the recruiter account, you choose an identification number (or you enter a fiscal number for the company). An e-mail address and a mobile number are required. You can browse candidate profiles for free (the uploaded CVs and contact information are hidden until you pay though) and you can even translate them (Romanian, Hungarian, English, French, German, Italian, Serbian). You can choose to view only candidates who have been active over the last 6 months, as well as filter the candidates (experience and spoken languages). In the profile, you can see the languages they speak, when they last updated their profile, their past experience, education, whether they are willing to move for work or are interested in part time work, a photo, the age and the gender.
Jobseeker observations: It’s easy to create an account and the online CV isn’t compulsory. You can specify the language in which you are writing. You can download what your CV looks like on their website and upload your own (which not all recruiters can see unfortunately). Some job offers have additional questions and BestJobs suggests jobs based on what other applicants also applied to. If you want to be a bit sneaky, you can include your name by putting into your online profile.
The job offers: 10 065 in Romania, 295 in Germany and 193 in Hungary. There’s a bit of everything.
Reactivity: They answer very fast on chat support and are quite helpful!
Special features: The profile visibility options; the answer rate (which lets employee know how active an employer is on the website); the cute images for those without profile pictures; the next button; the employer feedback; company ratings; the Youtube videos; the app; Jobocop (on Facebook); the animals dressed up in human clothes.
Verdict: We love BestJobs! The job board is original, and is expanding to the rest of Europe. We’re excited to see how it will continue to evolve over time.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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