As branch specialist HOTELCAREER offers you a great value for money and a good flow of qualified applicants.
Within the German speaking countries HOTELCAREER is spezialised on the hospitality sector. Since ist foundation in 1999 the job board has been well-established and is known for the hospitality, catering and tourism sectors. HOTELCAREER encompasses several national websites with local content (hotelcareer.de, hotelcareer.ch, hotelcareer.at, hotelcareer.fr, hotelcareer.pl) and brings applicants and employers together.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: HotelCareer is a specialist job board available in a number of countries. HotelCareer is part of a bigger group called HotelCareerGroup, which has other job boards focused on different industries, all relating at least slightly to the hotel industry. It is mostly for luxury hotels. The job sites look similar only they have different dominant colours. This one is red. According to SimilarWeb, about 569 820 visitors go to the website each month (81.51% of which come from Germany). The social media is a bit hard to follow and to find though: there is a Polish Twitter account with 42 followers, an international Facebook page with 6 456 followers but no updates since last year, another Facebook page for HotelCareerGroup with 30 399 followers and finally, a HotelCareerGroup LinkedIn with 359 followers.
Design: The sole focus of the homepage is the job search, even though the job board also has a blog and a press section. The search engine (keywords, location and the radius) appears above different search suggestions, companies of the week and featured jobs. In the job listing, the filters (language, the professional group, the sector, the location, the rank, the type of hours and the publication date) help refine the search (and indicate the number of offers per category). There are no logos but you can see the publication dates. You can also see the number of stars the hotel has. Once opened, the job offers are broken down into clear sections, including a contact section. Company pages are mostly a list of job offers, unless employees have rated and reviewed the place.
The job board objective: HotelCareer is present in a select number of countries to ensure hotels can reach out to as many relevant candidates as possible.
Recruiter observations: Recruiters can find the list of prices by clicking on the “why us” section. However, to actually order anything, they must contact the team.
Jobseeker observations: It’s easy to create an account.
The job offers: There are 21 574 job offers. The oldest offers are from the end of last year. Unsurprisingly, most of the job offers are for hotel jobs, and most require German (followed by French).
Reactivity: The team answers very quickly but they prefer to talk over the phone.
Special features: The app; the job alerts; the blog (with no publication dates); the press section (nothing new this year); the courses; the companies of the week; company reviews and star ratings (for different aspects of the company); the webinars; the seminars; the job fairs.
Verdict: HotelCareer is a leading job board in its field. If your hotel or restaurant is in Poland, Germany, France or Austria, HotelCareer and the partner websites are definitely worth contacting for more information.
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.
Additional job board information
- Development of a HOTELCAREER iphone & android apps
- Recruiting Days: Career fairs for the hospitality, catering and tourism industry (5 German cities plus Switzerland & Austria)
- Mobile website
- Germany-wide seminars on German labour law
- SEO activities
Tophotel (Freizeit Verlag Landsberg GmbH) Küche (Lebensmittelpraxis Verlag Neuwied GmbH) Catering Inside (Lebensmittelpraxis Verlag Neuwied GmbH) Travel ONE (T&M Media GmbH & Co. KG)
Internet portals: indeed.de jooble.com backinjob.de jobisjob.de jobrapido.de kimeta.de trovit.de, adzuna.de, renego.de
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