Trovit Africa Presentation
Trovit in Africa will help you find the most interesting ads published in thousands of classifieds websites, saving you the time it would take you to surf all those pages. To make it even easier, you can set up your own personalized alerts for your searches and Trovit will alert you when there is a new ad that might interest you.
The word Trovit is derived from the Esperanto “to find”. Trovit’s mission is to help Internet users easily find the home, car, product or job that they’re looking for. This is achieved by aggregating results from the all the classifieds sites in each market, allowing users to obtain a complete overview of the market with just one search. Aside from the core search functionality, Trovit provides value-add features such as salary information, email alerts, price statistics and mobile applications.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Trovit is a job aggregator, now based in 53 countries; but it could also be categorized as a classifieds website since they specialize in advertising homes, car, jobs and sometimes products. Depending on where you are, Trovit doesn’t necessarily reach as many people and you can’t always be redirected to other job boards. These countries only use Trovit as a search engine: Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria. In Morocco, it’s far behind www.marocannonces.com and it’s losing ground when compared to optioncarrere.ma but ultimately, the brand name Trovit is more than 30 000 spots ahead of them both on a global scale when it comes to website activity. So what makes Trovit so great?
Design: The layout is very similar to Google’s, which makes sense because they aim to offer a similar service: gathering information from all over the web relating to specific topics and helping fit the adverts into organized sections. A few pop-ups, but they aim to keep that to a minimum.
The job board objective: Simplifying job searches. There is a huge emphasis on understanding the users and the data that helps stay on top of what the people want.
Recruiter observations: When it comes to posting jobs on Trovit, you’re not really using Trovit. On the Moroccan version, you are redirected to Bayt.com. Posting on Trovit is free (for a trial period) in most countries so it’s a great way to get your job offer out there as quickly as possible. Plus, content is redirected to and from Trovit which means it could help your job appear in searches without even meaning to. See Bayt.com for more information about the recruiting on Trovit.ma
Jobseeker observations: Being able to access many job offers from all over the web in one location makes Trovit a mini-Google. You can create an account, but you’re always redirected to other websites with their own conditions so you’ll be filling out forms twice. That being said, Trovit’s 90 million active monthly users don’t seem to mind.
The job offers: The large array of jobs are sorted by the profession, the region, the contract and the work hours (full time/ part time).
Reactivity: See www.Bayt.com for more details.
Special features: Personalized alerts for job searches, centralization of different classifieds and job offers, personalized web addresses for each version of Trovit (depending on the country), icons to help navigate around the website.
Verdict: Definitely give Trovit a go! Even if you choose to include adverts elsewhere, there’s no harm in taking advantage a little extra free publicity.
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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Announcing Google+ Sign-In for Trovit
Trovit has recently launched an integration of Google+ Sign-In: you can now quickly and safely sign in to Trovit using your Google+ account! But that’s not all: this integration allows you to instantly download the Trovit Apps for Android in order to search on the go, and it enriches the sharing experience when you share a listing or several search results to Google+ by encouraging your friends to take action.
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