GlobalSportsJobs is the leading specialist digital media and talent platform for the international sports industry. We are not a recruitment company but instead offer a cost-effective, innovative technology-driven solution to help sports organisations source a greater quality and diversity of talent. We strive to further professionalise, inspire and educate the wider sports industry by publishing original and engaging market insights, career advice and exclusive previews into the largest sports organisations in the world.
With 4 language platforms in English, German, French and Chinese, supported by 15 social media channels, GlobalSportsJobs provides access to an increasingly diverse and quality candidate base. Through its global network of affiliate partners, career opportunities can be advertised to niche communities and targeted audiences.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Founded in 2010 by Will Llyod, GlobalSportsJobs is a specialist job board for sports professionals and anyone who works in sports. As someone who has worked in the industry for 20 years in different parts of the world, the owner and CEO brings his expertise and network to the table to improve job offer exposure. There are some ups and downs as far as the visibility is concerned, with about 79 440 views over the last couple of months, mostly from the UK, the United States, France, Switzerland and Australia. The team is particularly present on social media, including Facebook (5 687 followers), Twitter (19 500), LinkedIn (22 625), YouTube (345), Weibo7 979, Instagram (3 339), WeChat and Xing. There are great language options, for German, English, French and Chinese speakers and the Asian portal is completely different. Unfortunately, it has no offers at the moment.
Design: From the homepage, the job listing is accessible through the search engine (keywords and the location) or the different panels on the homepage: jobs by function, by sector by location. Next to the panels, there is a “jobs of the week” section. The articles appear on the site above the recruiting companies (which are really hiring). The website is powered by Madgex, except for the Asian version, which is powered by Backbone IT Group. The Asian version doesn’t have https:// security. The layout is quite different (far more condensed), the search engine is only for keywords and there are currently no offers. As a Madgex job board, it has searching and browsing options and the following filters: location, sector, function, salary band, contract type, hours and recruiter type. There aren’t publication dates, but the offer do specify when the offer was posted or when it is expiring. Once opened, a job offer includes has a logo, a job description and useful information on the left-hand side (including the expiry date). You can look through the “clients”, which are the company pages, and even follow them. Most include a logo and a brief description of the company, and many of them have video presentations.
The job board objective: GlobalSportsJobs aims to adapt the sports offers to its different audiences.
Recruiter observations: It’s easy to create an account, and you can preview your job offer before posting it. You must provide a salary range (which is not visible) and salary information (which is).
Jobseeker observations: Jobseekers need an account to apply to job offers. For each offer, you must include a CV and a message.
The job offers: There are 82 jobs in the UK, 34 in Germany and 56 in France on the site, which is more than 6 months ago. Most of the offers are in Federations & LOCs.
Special features: The newsletter; the hundreds of YouTube videos; testimonials; the blog (in many sections and updated in all four languages); following companies; the next/previous buttons; the feedback options (on pages and content).
Verdict: Global Sports Jobs has gone above and beyond to adapt to different markets, with a completely different page layout for China. Unfortunately, they haven’t managed to tap into the market there. The site is easy to use and there are some interesting offers as well as some interesting articles on the three European portals.
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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