Buscojobs Costa Rica is a dynamic job board. The main customers are Intertec international, GBM, IBM, Recluta Talent Hunter, Latam Center and IMC. If you want to publish several job offers in Costa Rica, Buscojobs can handle this recruitment process.
Position ourselves among the leading portals in the Hispanic-American market, giving companies and candidates the best tools to find staff and find employment.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Buscojobs is an aggregator job board created in 2007 in Uruguay before spreading to the rest of South America as well as Portugal, Spain and the United States. You can advertise in English but most of the offers are in Spanish and none of their job page portals are available in English. Buscojobs’ activity in Costa Rica is unknown. They have no social media links on their website and only 39 000 Facebook users from all the different countries combined felt they were worth following. On twitter, Buscojobs Costa Rica has NO followers. There are 718 job offers.
Design: At the top of the page is a search bar in two parts (keyword and location). Underneath, there is a list of job offers and some featured companies (none of which are hiring). The filters are gender, age, region and job sector or when the advert was posted. In the list of jobs, the job title is emphasized and on the job page, the information included varies. The possible sections are the salary, the zone, the required experience, the gender and the hours. Information about the company (location, sector, openings, logo) is available on the right-hand side, with very little emphasis on the employer.
The job board objective: Buscojobs wants to make finding the right candidate (and the right profession) easier for the South American countries.
Recruiter observations: According to the CIU (the Chambre of Industries in Uruguay) website, all the companies that are partners with the CIU are entitled to a 15% discount on their advertisement needs on Buscojobs (but that isn’t true). For pricing information, you need to e-mail (not call) the website, and to register, you need a fiscal ID number (215520200013 if you aren’t in South America). You can create an account but it takes 24 hours to validate it. Since even the United States version of the website is only available in Spanish, the job board targets Spanish-speaking people. However, you can write to the website in English.
Jobseeker observations: To apply to a job, you need to create an account (even if you are redirected to another job board or application page). To create an account, you need to be in South America, give your gender and marital status but no CV is needed. However, you won’t be able to apply to any jobs if your profile is incomplete. On your dashboard, the different sections are in a list (not a grid) including your offers, your tests and your CV. Also, you can choose the visibility of your profile (sent to companies).
The job offers: The job categories are very limited and most of the jobs are in “other” (teaching jobs and engineering jobs alike). Most of the job postings are old.
Reactivity: The contact e-mail address on their page does not work but they respond quickly to an inquiry sent through the form on the website.
Special features: Work Profile Test (including feedback about your personality compared to others and job recommendations. You can allow or refuse its visibility on your profile for employers); the Buscojob Office (various offers for companies are available); profile visibility options.
Verdict: The work profile test is interesting, the back office answers speedily and the website appears easy to use. However, it doesn’t appear to be very successful in Costa Rica.
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.
Costa Rica recruitment market status
With high level of education here it is hard for a foreigner to find a job for themselves unless they are a specialist in a particular field. Foreigners are more likely to find jobs for teaching English as well. With industries spreading across the globe there is huge need for employees who have the ability and potential to travel as the job profiles often involve employees travelling from the home country to other places to keep company policy across the world.
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