CareerJunction provides an online service to Recruiters and CareerSeekers and has been at the forefront of technological developments in the Online Recruitment space in SA since 1997. We are South Africa's #1 quality candidate provider. For over 20 years we have empowered job seekers and recruiters to find each other using our world class, locally developed recruitment solutions - all based in the cloud. Better jobs and better candidates, more often.
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Summary: Since 1997, CareerJunction has been present in South Africa. It was created by TBG (Tiso Blackstar Group), which specialises in media and marketing and used to be known as Johnnic Communications, Avusa and then Times Media Group until it became TBG in 2017. In 2015, the generalist job board was sold to SaonGroup, which belongs to StepStone, which in turn belongs to Axel Springer. StepStone also owns Pnet, the other large generalist job board in South Africa, but the two have not merged as of yet. Both are quite popular: CareerJunction attracts 1.48 million views (about 500 000 views less than Pnet) every month and keeps its social media updated. There are 122 followers on YouTube, 59 200 on Twitter, 6 032 on LinkedIn and 65 461 on Facebook.
Design: The CareerJunction homepage is relatively minimalistic: there is a search engine (keywords and location), categories and locations to choose from, popular searches and a link to different salary reports. There are also featured companies (most of which are recruiting). Once in the job listing, the filters (location, category, job type, employment equity, job level, salary, job posted, company type) appear on the left-hand side and include the number of jobs per category. You can sort the offers by relevance, newness or salary. Publication dates and logos are visible in the listing. Companies don’t really have pages or profiles, but rather they lead to a list of job offers.
The job board objective: CareerJunction helps jobseekers and recruiters find each other in South Africa.
Recruiter observations: The prices are online and you can order your adverts through the site, but a postal address and VAT number are required.
Jobseeker observations: The first step of creating an account is uloading your CV. Then, the website extracts as much as it can to fill in the online CV. However, everything, which could not be put directly into the CV must be reviewed and all the fields are required to complete the account. You must include your ethnicity, disabilities (if any), language skills, ID (if any) and driver’s licence (if any). To apply to job offers, cover letters are required.
The job offers: Currently, there are 6 535 job offers online. Most of them are in IT and business and management.
Reactivity: There are many e-mail addresses to choose from. The team answers very quickly.
Special features: The blog; the salary and industry reviews; the YouTube videos; the CV parser; the list of partner websites and sister sites.
Verdict: CareerJunction has good visibility and an easy-to-use interface. If you are recruiting in South Africa, you can’t really go wrong with CareerJunction.
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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We give our clients the maximum reach possible using a variety of measureable online marketing campaigns including Retargeting & Google AdWord campaigns, SEO and Aggregators. We've partnered with a hand-picked selection of media and industry sites. When your jobs are advertised on CareerJunction, they are automatically published to our partner sites for additional exposure. We also partner with online education providers, offering our Job Seekers a variety of short courses and online degree courses. We engage with Job Seekers through additional channels such as Social Media, email campaigns, our career advice blog, monthly labour supply and demand trends and bi-annual salary reviews.
Your jobs are distributed to our Media and Partners, our Mobile Job Site + Top Aggregators (at no additional charge). Aggregators include: Adzuna, CareerJet, Glassdoor, JobRapido, JobisJob, Jobtome, Mitula, Neuvoo and Trovit. Partners include: CIMA Chartered Institute of management accountants, CLASA The corporate lawyer's association of SA, HPCSA The health professions council of SA, ICB The institute of certified bookkeepers of SA, ICITP The institute of Chartered IT professionals, IITPSA Institute of IT professionals of SA, LSSA Law Society of South Africa, Mendeley Empowering researchers to connect and inspire each other, MOGA Portal for skills development in the marine, oil & gas sectors, Mošito Wa Mamelodi A leading community heritage and history collection in SA, SAOGA South African oil & gas alliance, SAPIA The South African petroleum industry association, SAVisas Immigration Lawyers South Africa, Together We Pass Online social learning service to UNISA students www.togetherwepass.co.za/careers, Top Tier Lawyers Legal Careers Portal www.toptierlawyers.com, Vodacom Telecoms provider.
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