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Site's statement

CV-Library is one of the UK's leading job boards. With over 14.6 million CVs, we hold the largest CV database in the UK and support over 10,000 recruiters in all sectors. Our multi-award winning platform attracts over 4.3 million unique site visitors every month, who make a total of 3 million job applications and 16 million job searches. Employers and recruiters are supported by a network of over 800+ career sites, ensuring that jobs receive maximum exposure. We provide a fully account managed service, which helps achieve the best results.

 CV-Library key statistics:

• Industry leading database holding over 14 million CVs
• More than 180,000 live jobs, across all sectors
• 316,000 new and updated CVs uploaded every month
• Over 3 million job applications monthly
• 4.3 million unique users every month
• 16 million monthly job searches
• Over 130 award wins and nominations including:

  • Best Candidate Experience and Technical Innovation at the 2019 OnRec Awards 

  • Best Job Board at the 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Global Recruiter Industry Awards 

  • Best Job Board at the 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019 National Online Recruitment Awards 

  • Best Contractor Job Site at The Contracting Awards 2019 

  • Excellence in Customer Service at the Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Awards 2018 

  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 2017 & Profit Track 100 2014 & 2015 

  • High Growth Business of the Year at the 2017 UK Private Business Awards 

  • Creative Offline Marketing at the 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 OnRec Awards

  • Best Performing Company at the Megabuyte 50 Awards 2017 & 2018 

  • Company of the Year at the Solent Business Awards 2017 

CV-Library offer one of the most competitive packages on the web, allowing you to advertise jobs, search CVs, set up CV Watchdog Filters and much more!

To find out more about recruiting with CV-Library please visit: or call our experienced team directly on 01252 810995.

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Summary: One of the first employment websites created back in 2000, the CV-Library is the UK's leading independent job boad and we know why! At the beginning, it took 5 years for someone to actually get hired but today, it has 14.6 million CVs and 10.1 million visits a month. Always expanding, they have 5 different locations in the UK which are visible on the website. Radio and TV campaigns over the years have contributed enormously to the job board’s success, but nothing can replace good research. The founder, Lee Briggins, attends conferences on recruiting and job boards to ensure their advertising remains relevant. According to the website, 95% of the customers rate them as good or excellent. There are currently over 180,000 jobs on offer.

Design: The colour-scheme is blue and white, with an owl mascot who pops up frequently. You can look up jobs with the different search sections (keywords, location, salary, publication date, distance, job type or industry) or select a featured employer underneath to see the job offers. They have a company listing, career advice (which leads to the blog), and job alerts. Other job search options are looking by location, by popular jobs and by company. When you start looking though the jobs, the search bar moves to the side of the screen and a list of past searches appears below it. Each job shows the job title, location, the company logo and salary. On the company pages, you get an overview of working with the company and their history, with job offers listed below.

The job board objective: The CV-Library prides itself on having one of the biggest CV databases (and many awards for their service). Why wait for quality candidates to come to you when you can find what you want on CV-Library?

Recruiter observations: Two options: You can advertise your job or just search CVs (the more popular choice). You can even test the CV database (UK phone number required), set CV alerts and CV search tips are available. . To look through the database, you can use keywords, the salary, the location, the job type and when the CV was submitted. Costs are clearly indicated on the website. Testimonials from other companies and photos of the entire team on the website make CV-Library a particularly transparent job board (you know who you’re working with).

Jobseeker observations: Pop-ups practically insist you upload your CV if you want to use the website, but it takes very little time to create an account (you can’t see job offers without one). You will need to confirm if you are from out the UK (and hoping to move there) or if you have a permanent UK residence. In fact, some job offers are not even available to people relocating to the UK (on your profile, you can include if you are willing to relocate). The “one-click” apply option is instant and for other applications, a cover letter and questions can be required.

The job offers: According to CV-Library, the November 2017 reported a 45% increase in candidates within the £30k+ bracket. The popular industries include education, retail, IT and engineering (see employers by popular industries).

Reactivity: Good customer service is what makes the company a success. They respond quickly on their chat support and you get automatic e-mails keeping you informed about the recruitment process.

Special features: The blog; Free CV sample downloads and advice; free CV review; the courses search; mobile chat support; matching system (not always very efficient); merchandise; mobile app; the salary guide.

Verdict: There is no doubt that the CV-database is impressive. However, if you are looking to recruit foreigners or if you are overseas, the restrictions make it difficult to use and less appealing

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Marketing activities

CV-Library has been recognised by some of the sector's most renowned associations. We have received over 100 award nominations and triumphs, including:

  • Global Recruiter Industry Awards 2017: Best Job Board
  • OnRec Industry Awards 2017: The Creative Offline Marketing Award Generalist Category
  • National Online Recruitment Awards 2016: Best Generalist Job Board & Best Small Employer
  • Global Mobile Recruitment Awards 2015: Best Job Board and Best App
  • Nora Awards 2014: NORA Academy Award
  • Global Mobile Recruitment Awards 2014: Best Job Board Mobile Website

CV-Library advertises across a number of online and offline channels to ensure maximum brand exposure and candidate attraction; driving even more candidates to our site and your vacancies.

CV-Library advertises across:

  • Premium digital sites throughout the country
  • London Underground
  • National Rail stations and train carriages
  • Bus interiors and exteriors
  • TV advertisements
  • Gym posters and TV
  • Liverpool central station
  • Taxis
  • Coffee cups and sandwich bags in cafes nationwide
  • Airports
  • Radio ads
  • Ad vans
  • Magazines

Aggregators &
Media Partners

CV-Library advertises through a network of online career portals, targeted to industry specific professionals. Your jobs are given comprehensive coverage across a large number of industry sectors:

  • All the Top Bananas
  • Indeed
  • Adzuna
  • British Jobs
  • Glassdoor
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Jobs Retail
  • Work Circle
  • Jobs Network
  • Check4Jobs
  • Red Goldfish
  • Jobble

…and many more!


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