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Launched in 1996, CV Online (CV.ee) continues to dominate the Estonian market through exceptional technology and a wide range of recruitment services that includes both ‘Careers Portal’ and ‘Recruitment Agency’ channels. This spirit of innovation has created a pipeline of 100,000 active CVs (ranging from Management to Technical Specialists) and a huge Graduate candidate base.  With 14 highly-experienced recruitment professionals awaiting your call in Tallinn, this the ‘The Destination for your recruitment in Estonia.

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Summary: Once known as CV online, CV.ee is an Estonian job board founded in 1996. Actually, the very first name was Amendion when the three founders Randel Min, Jürgen Tamm et Jüri Kajlundi launched the site. Thanks to investments from LHV and Esther Dyson, it expanded quite rapidly later on. The name changed in September 2017, which is explained in an article available on the homepage. It also explains their logo of two spot lights that meet to create a heart. The Alma Media Group purchased the national job board back in 2012.The website is available in Russian, English and Estonian and each job offer appears in one of the three languages. Quite active on social media, CV.ee has 382 followers on Instagram, 1 690 on Linkedin, 1 220 on Twitter and 25 212 on Facebook. A mere 9 people on Youtube follow the visual updates, but that hasn’t stopped the team from making videos. The modern design of the website and the various services make CV.ee a great job board, so it’s no surprise 540 520 views a month are recorded on SimilarWeb and that it is the 101st most visited website in the country.

Design: The dominantly blue colour and Estonia backdrop behind the search engine (keywords and the location) make for an uplifting website. There are two panels (employer, jobseeker) at the top of the page. For the employer panel, see below. For the jobseeker one, the page is separated into four other panels: CV.ee updates, best employers, feedback guarantee and the job adverts with a salary (where you can search only job offers with a salary). For each employer in the best employer section, there is a brief description of the company, accompanied by a video and the number of job offers available at the moment. In the job listing, you can see the company name, the job title, the location, the publication date and the expiry date. The filters are the salary (even if it is not visible, you can eliminate offers with a low salary), the category, the location, the city, the language, the publication date. The job offers can be sorted from newest to oldest, oldest to newest or in a random order. Unfortunately, the job offers appear as PDFs, which means Google cannot translate them.

The job board objective: The logo represents just what CV.ee sets out to do: bring employers and candidates together to create a harmonious partnership.

Recruiter observations: In the employer panel, the prices, a number and testimonials encourage recruiters to advertise through CV.ee. You can even browse the CV database (names are hidden), which has 236 575 male jobseekers and 286 641 female jobseekers. Through your account (easy to create), you can look through all the categories in the CV database before purchasing anything.

Jobseeker observations: To create an account, you can use ID-Kaart, Mobil-ID, Facebook, Linkedin or an e-mail address. As a rule, you don’t actually need an account to apply to job offers though. In fact, some of them require a specific application process. Job offers can include interview questions.

The job offers: There are 1 645 job offers (with more than 1 300 of those in Estonian and 400 in English).

Reactivity: They answer very quickly.

Special features: The clear GDPR information; #kontoriloomad (office animal photos); nipila.ee (the blog only available in Estonian and Russian, but it should be available in English too soon – keywords  at the bottom of the page); the random order for the job offer sorting; the feedback options; the surveys (from how do you get to work, to what would you like to read about); job alerts; the next button; the number of views, saves and applications for each job offer; the CV Work Interchange Radio.

Verdict: It’s a pleasure to use CV.ee. The only drawback is that job offers appear in PDFs, so they are difficult to translate. That said, it can help eliminate candidates who do not have the right language skills.

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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