Gigajob Germany Presentation
Gigajob Germany is one of the leading online job portals with local sites in 147 countries and 38 different languages. Its aim is to connect employers, recruiters and job seekers worldwide. The service is completely free for job seekers and employers can avail a free basic service. Both job seekers and employers can benefit from Gigajob's wide range of services.
Gigajob Germany is very intuitive and user friendly, in just a few clicks you can search Gigajob's database, contact relevant people, and even publish your own post.
Gigajob's Germany goal is to improve the labor market with the help of the Internet, creating a platform where job seekers, employers and recruiters come together for better german growth prospects.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Netzmarkt, a software development company, popped up Germany in the 90s and 10 years later in 2005, they created Gigajob. What makes Gigajob amazing is its free access to CVs, job offers and job posting. The team that runs Netzmarkt is exactly the same as the one running every Gigajob generalist job board worldwide (the same photos are on both websites). The team is made up of a diverse mix of culturally different people, which probably explains their international success. They have 642 followers on Twitter and 7 950 on Facebook for all their websites (which is very low). Despite being an interesting job board, their biggest flaw is probably not appealing to the jobseeker as much as the recruiter. It is the 37 180th most active website worldwide (which is pretty good!) and it is 378th on the list of the most visited job boards. However, the activity is spread out over a number of countries and can be pretty low in some of them.
Design: Gigajob probably won’t be winning any beauty pageants anytime soon, but the website is easy to use. The logo looks like a person trying to touch its feet, but the creativity stops there. There are no adverts, the overall colour is white and the only branding is the logo next to the job offers. The layout is slightly different to the other Gigajobs because there are more featured offers, surveys and even videos. Since they have two distinct audiences, they have two panels at the top of the page: “find a job”/”find a CV” and “Post a job”/post a CV”. Easy! When it comes to browsing the job offers, you have a search engine (keywords and location), and some suggested “filters” (professions, categories, regions).
The job board objective: Gigajob doesn’t bother with showy images and special features. You want a job? Here are job offers. You want a CV? Here are CVs.
Recruiter observations: It’s very easy to create an account (and you don’t need to include a photo or the company name if you don’t want to) and you can use the same one for all the different Gigajob websites. You can only post one advert per offer but you can advertise for many positions at once. The advert is up in minutes! If you want to contact a jobseeker, you need to have an advert on the website because they then send your advert to the candidate who can choose to apply or not. When looking through the CVs, you have “popular categories” and “popular professions” to help you look. Unfortunately, I could not retrieve the contact information from the applications.
Jobseeker observations: It’s very easy to create an account. Some of the information can remain private (name, age and gender) and it is very easy to apply to job offers (you just send you profile to the company).
The job offers: There are currently 1 620 357 job offers, which is a considerable 200 000 LESS offers than last year. There are only 262 999 CVs. Clearly, Gigajob needs to work on attracting German jobseekers to their website. Furthermore, job offers and CVs from all over the world are included in the search so you need to make sure you are looking in the right location.
Reactivity: There is no need to contact the team for free advertising. You can, however, write to them through the “About” section.
Special features: Free job posting.
Verdict: Gigajob offers free and fast job posting. You probably shouldn’t rely solely on their services, but if you are advertising, you should definitely consider putting a job offer on their website.
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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