CV-Online is the leading online recruitment company in Latvia since 1999 by taking more than 70% market share (according to Lursoft data). Our market positions are strengthened by being among top recruitment agencies in Latvia providing recruitment and candidate assesment services. Cooperation with market leading company gives our customers not only the stability and reliability, but also high quality in every form of collaboration.
CV-Online job portal (www.cv.lv) is the most popular, highest evaluated and most recommended job search resource in Latvia being primary used by specialists and managers (according to TNS survey data). CV-Online visitor statistics is at least three times higher than competing Latvian job portals have - on average 250 000 unique visitors monthly (according to Google Analytics data). Thus, our customers benefit from using the best possible recruitment resource in Latvia.
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Summary: Once known as CV online, CV.lv is an the Latvian version of an Estonian job board founded in 1999. 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 of the Estonian version of the site (founded in 1996). Since 2012, the group has belonged to Alma Media OYJ. The website is available in Russian, English and Latvian and each job offer appears in one of the three languages. Quite active on social media, CV.lv has 8 377 followers on Draugiem, 3 468 on Linkedin, 5 177 on Twitter and 37 096 on Facebook. 210 people on Youtube follow the videos created by the team. The modern design of the website and the various services make CV.lv a great job board, so it’s no surprise 693 500 views a month are recorded on SimilarWeb and that it is the 106th most visited website in the country.
Design: The dominantly blue colour and Latvia 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 three other panels: best employers, the weekly offers 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.lv 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.lv. You can even browse the CV database (names are hidden), which has 17 321 male jobseekers and 18 067 female jobseekers. Through your account (easy to create), you can look through all the categories in the CV database before purchasing anything. When it comes to working with a job board, photos of the staff is always a plus too.
Jobseeker observations: To create an account, you can use 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 2 585 job offers (with more than 2 000 of those in Latvian and 700 in English).
Reactivity: They answer very quickly.
Special features: The clear GDPR information; the random order for the job offer sorting; job alerts; the next button; the Youtube videos; the salary calculator; career consultation (at a cost); the career centre.
Verdict: It’s so easy to use CV.lv. 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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