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. There has been a big drop in the visibility, which is now around 320 360 visits per month. It is still the second most popular site in Venezuela. 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 123 000 Twitter followers, and another 332 419 on Facebook, 71 615 on Linkedin and 1 541 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 is a clever combination of a tie and a magnifying glass. 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. You can even use the filters (the publication date, the level in the company, the location, the industry, the type of hours, handicap-friendly and the salary) on the homepage (they are slightly different though). Some companies are featured too. In the job listing, the offers appear in a list and display useful information (which also appears at the top of the offer when it is opened). You can sort them by relevance or newness. Some offers have logos and the disability-friendly jobs have a wheelchair icon. As for the company pages, some companies do have them. They have a PDF banner above the current job offers (but the PDF cannot be translated by Google Translate).
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 (RIF), but you can create your advert through the site without contacting anyone if you have one. The prices are on the website, and you can even advertise for free for 60 days. Recruiters can include additional questions for candidates.
Jobseeker observations: You don’t need an account to apply to job offers, but you must specify your salary expectations. When creating an account, you must specify your desired job title.
The job offers: There are 5 021 job offers right now and the oldest adverts are 2 months old. The popular industries are sales, telecommunications & technology and administration & accounting,
Reactivity: You can contact the team through WhatsApp according to the website, but we couldn’t find the number.
Special features: Free advertising; the app; the disability-friendly job offers; the blog (nothing new since 2017); the clever logo.
Verdict: Bumeran is at the top of the list when it comes to job boards because of its simplicity and efficiency. The logo is there way of saying “we mean business” and the name implies partnership and returning recruiters/jobseekers are important to the team. Fewer jobs are being posted in Venezuela at the moment but hopefully that will pick up soon.
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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