Launched in 1997, JobStreet.com has grown to become one of the leading Internet Recruitment websites in the Asia-Pacific, revolutionising the way recruitment is done today. JobStreet.com offers a comprehensive suite of interactive recruitment services. International and local Asian corporations recruit from JobStreet.com’s ever-increasing pool of top talent and manage their recruitment process through uniquely developed software applications via the Internet.
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Summary: In 1997, Jobstreet was created by Malaysian businessman, Mark Chang Mun Kee, who also created the e-payment enabler website, MOL.com. In 2014, SEEK bought the aggregator to extend their Asian reach (they already owned 60% of JobsDB and 78.2% of Zhaopin). Jobstreet was definitely a smart move because it is one of the leading job boards in Malaysia (30th most active website, with a steady 5.7million visits per month), 12 900 followers on Twitter, 294 137 on Facebook and it offers a wide range or recruiting services. Jobstreet is present in Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam and has an extensive list of partners.
Design: Large images of happy people at the office or using their phone are featured on the homepage. To access the job offers, you can click on “search jobs” which leads to a listing with filters on the left-hand side (keyword, location, specialization, salary). You can display all the jobs, those handled directly by the employer or ones handled by recruitment firms. Each job offer indicates the job title, the company name and logo, a description, the salary (optional), the location and the publication date. If you click on “specialization”, you can access the number of jobs per category. To view the offers, you can sort them by date, job title, company, location or salary. The job adverts themselves are very long, they can include a description of the company, the company snapshot (information about the company), company overview, “why join us” and the location. As for the company pages, they have ratings from employees, the overview and other particularities (benefits, dress code, etc.). Submitting an application is very easy. Their events section has been abandoned since 2015.
The job board objective: Jobstreet offers all kinds of feedback for recruiters and jobseekers to make the recruitment process easier.
Recruiter observations: Creating an account is easy and they use the SiVA recruitment center for your dashboard (with a focus on the calendar). You can access the CV database for free but company verification is required before you can retrieve any resumes (which means you need to send your registration number). Names and photos are hidden but many filters are available to look through candidates (education, languages, work experience, last active, etc.) and the job board can even recommend CVs. You need to call them for the cost of packages, but other prices can be found on the website (including the cost of a classifieds advert). In your advert, you need to include the salary (Jobstreet gives you the average salary for similar positions in case you are not sure of what the salary should be). They also create the advert for you with the basic information you included. You need a company registration number.
Jobseeker observations: Creating an account appears to be easier than it actually is because you need to fill out sections after validating your e-mail address (or Facebook), but they do not check the consistency of your information. An account on one Jobstreet works for all of them though. The dashboard is very straightforward. Companies have ratings, which you can then dub “helpful” in order to make it easier to sort them (recent or most helpful). When applying to a job offer, you can see who else applied (including information about their background) and how long it usually takes the company to process candidates.
The job offers: 28 739 job offers. Sales (6 378), Accounting (4 130) and Human Resources (3 037) have the most job offers but manufacturing, engineering and computing jobs have over 2 000 jobs each.
Reactivity: They answer within a day with a lot of information.
Special features: job alerts; feedback request; advert writing tools and aid; similar companies; the blog (not updated since March, in Malay); company reviews; information about who else applied; the CV-database; the “helpful” review button; the safe job search guide; the careers insight (info about each job); Jobstreet Education.
Verdict: Jobstreet is a great website for recruiting in Malaysia. The CV database alone is worth checking out for recruiters, and jobseekers will appreciate the information concerning the different companies and career insight.
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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