Technicien.com belongs to StepStone's network, and is a tech profiles dedicated website.
The goal is to have actual job offers in the technical sector on site.
The site is aimed at all engineers from the food industry to telecoms through mechanics and biotechnology, the young graduate of engineering school with a very experienced profile, for positions based on the french territory but also in Europe.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Founded in 2008, Technicien is a StepStone brand, which you’ll realise within moments of using the site. It focuses on candidates with technical skills. This could be in engineering or in sales for example, so the types of jobs advertised vary greatly. It attracts 16 500 which is pretty low, but it does redirect users to StepStone quite often. Furthermore, the site is not https:// secure on the homepage. The Twitter leads to a StepStone page (with 2 119 followers) as does the Facebook page (5 708 followers). The page design for Technicien is exactly the same as JobTech, JobIngenieur, AdminCompta, and SourceA, but the colours are different. This one is purple.
Design: The search engine (keywords and location) is the focus of the top of the homepage, which includes two tickable boxes: fulltime and part-time. You can also choose from a number of categories, cities and functions. Thanks to the advances searches, you can also include the type of contract, the type of hours, the sector, the experience, keywords and disability options. Once in the job listing, you can also use the filters (date, language, skills, category, sector, region, city, experience type of hours and type of contract), which tell you the number of jobs in each category. Every time you go to a new page, a job alert pops up (which is very annoying). The job offers include descriptions, multimedia (video and photo) and logos, but company pages are just lists of offers. In the footer, you will find many partner websites.
The job board objective: Technicien hopes to make it easier for those with technical skills to find relevant work.
Recruiter observations: When recruiting, you need to go through StepStone France (see the profile).
Jobseeker observations: It’s easy to create an account but you don’t need one to apply to job offers (it’s just faster).
The job offers: There are over 1 585 job offers on the site. Most of them are in industry and real-estate.
Reactivity: The contact page redirects users to StepStone France (see the profile).
Special features: Job alerts.
Verdict: As a recruiter, there really is no point in going through Technicien rather than StepStone to place an advert. For jobseekers, the job board targets a more specific profile than StepStone. The pop-ups are quite frustrating though.
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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