Bumeran.com is Latin America's largest job portal with presence in 12 countries: Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic... The sites offer more than 60,000 job listings and receives more than 11 million visitors per month. We are identified by companies as the major digital media in Latin America. Through innovative technology solutions and a service-oriented culture, we offer our clients the ability to quickly find the talent they need. Effectiveness and efficiency are part of our DNA. We have reduced operating costs for our customers by simplifying the process of sending, receiving and selecting candidates CVs. All information are updated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and fully available to customers right on time.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Bumeran is a generalist job board present in Agrentina, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The headquarters are located in Argentina. Bumeran was created by Navent in 1999 and has definitely come a long way since then. Despite a drop in the visibility, it remains the second most visited job board in Argentina with a whopping 2.16 million visits per month. The founder and current CEO of the group is Nicolás Tejerina and you can find more information on the team and the timeline on the Navent website (but not on the Bumeran site). On social media, the group has about 121 400 Twitter followers, and another 354 476 on Facebook, 270 818 on LinkedIn, 23 800 on Instagram (just for Agentina) and 3 760 on Youtube (but it’s been a year since they posted a video). The social media is for all the different country portals.
Design: The logo, which was a clever combination of a tie and a magnifying glass, is now more like a boomerang. From the moment you enter the job site, you are in the thick of things. The search engine (keywords and the location) appears at the top of the page and job offers fill up the rest of the homepage (but it takes a while for the page to load). You can even use the filters (the publication date, the location, the zone and other filters:the povience, the level in the country, the type of position, where you work from, the salary and disability-friendly jobs). The offers can appear in order of relevance or newness. Some companies are featured too. In the job listing, the offers appear in a list on the side, with one open in the middle of the page. Featured job offers are in yellow above the others. Some offers have logos and the disability-friendly jobs have a wheelchair icon. As for the company pages, it’s really just a logo and a list of job offers for most of them. Companies can also opt to redirect from Bumeran to their own career page. Information, which would usually appear in the footer, is available thanks to a menu on the side.
The job board objective: Bumeran (which mean ‘Boomerang’) is an unusual name for a job board, since it implies you’ll be coming back. You have to see it in a positive light: recruiters and jobseekers will be returning because the service is so great, not because the hire/job didn’t work out.
Recruiter observations: To advertise, you need a fiscal number (RFC), but you can create your advert through the site without contacting anyone if you have one. You can even post for free.
Jobseeker observations: It's easy to create an account. You have to specify your salary expectations when you apply to job offers. You also need a desired job in mind when creating the account.
The job offers: There are more than 20 000 job offers right now. Most positions are for senior jobs and most are for in-person jobs.
Reactivity: To get a number, you'll need to go through the Navent site.
Special features: The preselection options; the app; the disability-friendly job offers; the blog.
Verdict: Bumeran is at the top of the list when it comes to job boards because of its simplicity and efficiency. The design has changed a lot over the years but the activity remains strong.
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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