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) seems to have failed but Conso (money management) did become a real site. BestJobs is the leading career site in Romania with 1.45million views a month (making it the 151 most visited site in the country), 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 23 309 followers (a massive rise compared to 2 years ago) and it also has 448 760 on Facebook and 1 391 on Twitter.
Design: The logo was changed a few years 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 with a big green image and search engine (keywords). The idea is to create an account, but before you have, you can see an endless list of jobs on the homepage. There is a casual portal for freelancers. 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, activation date, relevance or salary. The filters are: keywords, location, experience, work preference and remote work.
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. For the recruiter account, you choose an identification number (or you enter a fiscal number for the company). A LinkedIn account, Gmail account or Facebook account is enough for an account. 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. Employees can follow companies and like or dislike job offers.
The job offers: On the site, there are 239 456 jobs. There’s a bit of everything (even an entire section dedicated to casual workers).
Reactivity: They answer very fast on chat support and are quite helpful!
Special features: The profile visibility options; 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 price calculator; the coaching; the blog (on the casual page).
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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