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SEEK offers innovative technology and superior services to help employers and jobseekers fill and find roles quickly and easily via the internet.

For kiwis looking for a new job, SEEK helps you explore a broad range of opportunities across different industries and sectors.

Our search tools are more specialised and refined than any other site, meaning you can find what you are looking for faster and with less distractions.

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Summary: It’s easy to lose focus when on the SEEK website. They have so many different parts to their website and their business, different advice columns and various services, that it can become confusing if you are just browsing. They have videos, key figures about their history and their success, photos of the team, etc. It’s still incredibly easy to look for work so it’s no wonder it receives 2.75 million views per month and is the 46th most visited website in New Zealand! They provide so much information in the employment news (the articles aren’t in chronological order), the career advice (with articles targeting specific problem areas for jobseekers), the medium blog and a specific recruiter news section (they are the same blogs as the Seek Australia branch). It makes you wonder if their 23 700 followers on Twitter and 61 451 on Facebook actually have time to read it all. So now that we know everyone’s writing and following, let’s see what the job offers are like.

Design: The homepage gets straight to the point: update your profile if you are a jobseeker. The rest of the page is just the footer. The search engine (keywords, classification, and location) becomes an advanced search once in the job listing to include additional filters (the type of contract/hours and the publication date). The job offers in list form are clear and include the date (unless they’re featured) and the logo. Among the tools that users can access for a better service are the partner websites (other job boards) and company pages. Finally, you can also browse through courses, businesses for sales and volunteering opportunities (at the top of the page).

The job board objective: Seek is very popular in Australia and New Zealand, offering jobs, courses and even business ventures to New Zealanders and Australians alike.

Recruiter observations: It’s easy to create an account and Seek really does cater to every kind of recruiting need with a large variety of ad packs. When filling out a job advert, the website suggests sub-categories and offers advice every step of the way. You can identify the advert as suitable for graduates. You can also pick a series of questions to include in the application process (questions about certificates and visa requirements for example). If you are a first time poster, your advert will be posted almost immediately. Otherwise, it takes about 3 hours.

Jobseeker observations: Very easy to create an account. You pick your category and a sub-category that interests you and you then pick the visibility of your CV. If an employer rejects your application, Seek notifies you within 48 hours.

The job offers: 24 024 job offers. Trades & services, construction, communication technology and manufacturing are the most popular categories but they all have hundreds of job offers.

Reactivity: --

Special features: The Youtube videos; TalentSearch; free cover letter templates; free resume templates; job alerts; “guaranteed hire or your money back” ad pack; the share price for investors (which has been dropping since September).

Verdict: Seek, and ye shall find! If you’re hiring in New Zealand or looking for work, you can be sure that Seek will have just what you, well, seek.

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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