CareerBuilder is helping companies evolve beyond traditional job board offerings. We are helping companies redesign their talent acquisition strategy to help them meet the changing needs of the recruitment landscape. Our comprehensive suite of offerings includes candidate retargeting tools and labour market analysis tools to assist with candidate acquisition strategies as well as traditional recruitment products such as CV search and job listing services. Our online recruitment product reaches job seekers on the UK’s largest web properties and more than 100 local newspaper websites throughout the UK.
As the global leader in human capital solutions, we help organizations target and attract their most important asset - their people. We use world-class technology, data-analysis, a comprehensive partner network and superior customer service to match the right people with the right jobs. CareerBuilder targets candidates where they work, live and play through our exclusive partnership network.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: CareerBuilder was founded by Robert J. McGovern in 1995 as NetStart Inc. It sold software to companies so that they could list job offers. Now, it is a well-known job board present in many different countries. In the UK, it attracts a steady 59 640 visits per month. On social media, the site has 774 followers on LinkedIn, 1 949 on Twitter (nothing new since 2017) and
5 279 on Facebook. The familiar logo and design create brand unity across borders, attracting both jobseekers and recruiters. There are four different headquarters around the world.
Design: The search engine (keywords and location) appears over a backdrop of an office (which doesn’t reflect the country as much as some of the other backdrops). The featured companies really are hiring (each company page has an overview of the company and a logo). There is an employer blog. Once in the job listing, the offers can be sorted by relevance, location, company, title or date. The UX design is top notch, making for an elegant page for the job listing. There are logos, publication dates and the type of hours visible before even opening the offers. Most offers also include the salary. You can also refine the search with filters (date posted, contract, category, salary, country and city). You can sort the offers by relevance or newness.
The job board objective: Thanks to a global presence, CareerBuilder helps recruiters find candidates all over the world.
Recruiter observations: If you already have an account on a CareerBuilder website, you cannot create a new one. You can order job offers through the site, but you’ll need a phone number and a postcode.
Jobseeker observations: It’s easy to create an account. If you are redirected, the site asks for your e-mail address.
The job offers: There are over 40 300 job offers on the site; many categories have thousands of offers (including “others”).
Reactivity: The team answers quickly.
Special features: Job alerts; the app; the feedback options; the news section; employer blog; events calendar; webinars; whitepapers; case studies; infographics; the courses.
Verdict: CareerBuilder maintains the same website design, with slightly different functions or images in order to adapt to the different countries where it is present. The English version has a decent traffic inflow, many job offers and heaps of resources!
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.
Additional job board information
Multi-million pound advertising campaigns including: Digital Advertising, Exclusive provider of job search services on the UKs largest portals: MSN UK and Yahoo UK Careers, Paid Search and in-person Recruitment Events.
Key partners include: MSN UK, 100+ regional newspapers (Newsquest), Yahoo.co.uk
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