SolarJobs is a specialist solar jobs and solar energy job board.
SolarJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the solar industry sector. The SolarJobs website specifically targets candidates across all areas of the solar industry sector.
SolarJobs is a user-friendly website offering both registered candidates and employers a highly flexible and easy to use interface.
SolarJobs cover a wide variety of job types including — solar analytical engineer jobs, solar application engineer jobs, solar consultancy jobs, solar design engineer jobs, solar development engineer jobs, solar electrical engineer jobs, solar energy jobs, solar engineer jobs, solar equipment engineer jobs, solar heating jobs, solar installer jobs, solar jobs, solar maintenance engineer jobs, solar management jobs, solar manufacturing jobs, solar marketing jobs, solar mechanical engineer jobs, solar panel jobs, solar panel installer jobs, solar photovoltaic jobs, solar power jobs, solar process engineer jobs, solar production engineer jobs, solar project management jobs, solar PV jobs, solar quality assurance jobs, solar research and development jobs, solar sales jobs, solar sales engineer jobs, solar service engineer jobs, solar system jobs, solar system engineer jobs, solar thermal jobs and solar turbine jobs.
SolarJobs is a member of the GreenJobs Network of Websites that includes — ConservationJobs, EnvironmentalJobs, GreenJobs, GreenJobs (Ireland), RenewableEnergyJobs, WasteJobs, WaterJobs and WindJobs.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Solar Jobs is part of a group of environment focused job boards (listed in the footer) and it is based in Ireland. Founded in 2008 by Jonathan Kyle (who has worked on a number of other sites in the past), the specialist job board doesn’t have enough visibility for SimilarWeb to track it, but the other sites make for additional exposure. There are a number of social media pages, but no direct links to them on the site (only links to follow them), which can make it difficult to just view the social media. That said, we did find their social media pages: there are 4 106 followers on Facebook, 2 171 on Twitter (which is full of job offers) and it shares the main Linkedin page for Green Jobs (3 818 followers).
Design: None of the group’s websites have a logo for the tab, but the pages are quite appealing. The Solar Jobs site has a backdrop image of a man working on solar panels behind the search engine just for keywords (the enter button is on the left and not the right). Unsurprisingly, the dominant colour is a yellow. From the homepage, you can browse the job offers by different categories, see the new offers, visit the featured employer pages (only one of them is hiring) and read about the company. Once in the job listing, all the useful information (job type, region, job category, vicinity, salary and posted date) is visible even without opening the offers. If you search for a job, you have the following filters: industry sector, job category, region and vicinity. If you browse, the site shows the same filters, but it includes the number of job offers in the top subcategories. In the recruiter list, you can see the number of job offers for each company and the logos. Finally, the offers have expiry dates, which means they are updated.
The job board objective: Solar Jobs has made it easy to find environmental jobs in one convenient place.
Recruiter observations: Job offers appear on partner websites too. Recruiters can’t create an account without first contacting the team through the inquiry sheet, which includes questions about the type of job posting.
Jobseeker observations: It’s easy to create an account, but it isn’t necessary to apply to offers. You simply send your CV and a message (which the website writes for you) to the company.
The job offers: There are 10 solar related job offers on the site. That said, you can access all of the Green Jobs offers through Solar Jobs.
Reactivity: The team answers very quickly, but they prefer to talk over the phone.
Special features: The selected jobs options; the browser compatibility test; testimonials; the partner list (broken down into different sectors); the job index (with all of the job offers for each subcategory); the link to the CV writing service; the blog (which all the partner websites share); the newsletter.
Verdict: The name says it all: Solar Jobs is for anyone looking to work in a field, which will let them improve the environment and more specifically, improve the use of solar energy. Even if recruiters must contact the team to publish job offers, which is always a drawback, the reactivity is good.
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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Each job posting includes your logo and full job description
The GreenJobs Network of Websites – Each job posting is displayed on a combination of the following of our websites depending on the exact job description at no additional cost - ConservationJobs, EnvironmentalJobs, GreenJobs, GreenJobs (Ireland), RenewableEnergyJobs, SolarJobs, WasteJobs, WaterJobs and WindJobs.
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Weekly Jobs Newsletter – Each job posting is displayed prominently in our weekly jobs newsletter.
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