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Kijiji Presentation

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Kijiji.ca is the online leading classifieds website in Canada. Kijiji belongs to the Ebay group. Find a job easily in the construction & trades, bar, Food & hospitality sector, general labout or as a part Time and student job very quickly. Post a job right now to find your perfect candidate !

Job seekers are constantly returning to the site to see new postings, giving us more than twice the visits from serious job seekers than alternate sites.

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Summary: The name might be hard to pronounce, but that’s partially because this classifieds job board was not actually supposed to be launched in English speaking countries originally. Kijiji (which means “village” in Swahili) appeared in Montreal and Quebec and italy in 2005. By the end of the year, they were all over Canada. As a product of the eBay Classifieds Group, there is a pretty big focus on selling products but the job section has a fair few vacancies. They have thousands of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers but they don’t use their media to advertise jobs. Today, it is the largest classifieds site in Canada and receives 78.49million hits per month. It is the 12th most active website in Canada.

Design: The homepage is relatively empty. There’s a search engine (keywords, category, and location) and a table with a list of Canadian cities, which leads to a more specific location. If you cannot find your location, you can also write to the website and request that they include it. However, once your location is set, it is difficult to change it. By going through the search engine, the job listing appears automatically. The font is small, the images are small (not mandatory) and the title of the advert, the publication date and a short summary are visible. When a job offer is opened, sponsored ads appear below (which lead directly to other websites). Otherwise, they are above the job adverts in the listing.

 The job board objective: Kijiji wants to be the online village, connecting people with their neighbours.

Recruiter observations: There is advice on promoting your advert (on the website) and there is even an informative video about paying on the app version on the website. Recruiters and jobseekers create the same kind of advert. You can keep track of all your past adverts but the category choices are relatively limiting. For one standard advert, you can publish for free. You can include up to 10 photos. You need to pay extra to have the advert linked to your website.

Jobseeker observations: It’s easy to create an account. To apply to jobs, you simply contact the person who published the offer by sending a message with or without a CV.

The job offers: Currently, there are 64 052 job offers. Construction and trade and general labour are the two most popular categories. You'll find odd jobs on the website.

Reactivity: --

Special features: The blog (in French, English and Italian, with a number of shares indicated); job alerts; the number of visits to a job advert; Youtube videos; the helpful advice when creating an advert; the user pages (with their other positings)

Verdict: It all depends on what you are looking for. Clearly, Kijiji is a popular website, but there lack of structure and their poor branding for jobs are negative aspects. Furthermore, executive positions or any kind of job which requires a lot of study are not the kind of jobs you would find on this job board. That said, free publicity is, well, free.

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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