By: Allanah Paragas
Prior to the pandemic, job seekers often find themselves checking out different opportunities online and offline. Everyone is given equal opportunities whether you have applied online or just walked into a company office to express your interest to apply.
Now, the recruitment process has frantically gone online as one of the effects of the pandemic. Since the face-to-face aspect of recruitment is not possible, employers are now using online job platforms to attract and find quality talents for their teams.
The digital transformation of the hiring process is here to stay Seeing this trend, job candidates flocked to online career websites and started to apply for different roles hoping to land a job despite these times.
As a job seeker, you might have already exhausted your efforts in applying for a new job or, maybe, you are confused about where to upload your CV or resume online. Either way, it all boils down to giving you a hard time deciding where to apply. To understand the differences, here’s a list of the 8 most visited and well-known recruitment hubs used by HR recruiters:
Company and recruitment websites
Visiting a company or a recruitment website is one of the most efficient platforms you can use to look and apply for a job vacancy. With a number of applicants applying to a company, you might be wondering how your CV or resume can be noticed by an HR recruiter. Companies, especially recruitment firms use ATS—or an Applicant Tracking System—that can track top and quality candidates in a matter of seconds based on ATS-friendly your CV or resume is.
Job boards are career website platforms that most people are familiar with. To put it simply, they are a marketplace of available career opportunities from different employers across industries.
Being one of Asia’s leading online employment platforms, JobStreet in the Philippines is a go-to career hub for many job seekers. It’s a simple platform in which you can easily upload your CV or resume and apply to different companies from various industries through your web browser or its mobile application.
Owned by Randstad North America, Monster is a “global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.” Being in the job platform industry for more than two decades, it leverages advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions that cater to both job seekers and employers all over the world.
Founded by Paul Rivera and Dexter Ligot-Gordon in 2012, Kalibrr is a Filipino-owned job platform that utilizes today’s technologies transforming the way candidates find jobs and companies hire talent. Since its inception, it has already “partnered with over 18,000 companies, [and] providing them access to Kalibrr’s fast-growing database of more than 2.5 million active job seekers.”
Founded in 2006, Mynimo is a Philippine company headquartered in Makati City. Job seekers prefer to visit this job site because of its minimalist features and the variety of career opportunities in Visayas and Mindanao.
Job Search Engines
Almost the same as how Google or Bing works, job search engines aggregate all job listing from different career websites. It acts like a search engine where you can type in a job role, wait for the results, and easily apply to one of them.
Located in USA, Indeed has been in the recruitment industry since 2004. It is said to be the “catalyst for putting the world to work” because of its ability to connect millions of people to new career opportunities from companies of all sizes. It uses a search engine type of technology where job candidates can easily look for a job.
Social media websites have also evolved over the past years. They are not only used to merely connect and socialize with people within your circle, but it also serves as job platform where employers post job vacancies and attract quality job candidates.
Officially launched in 2003, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with nearly 740 million members in more than 200 countries. It is an all-in-one online professional hub where both job candidates and employers connect. It also has a learning platform, called LinkedIn Learning, where professionals can upskill or reskill by enrolling in free or paid courses.
• Facebook Jobs
Having over 2.79 billion members, Facebook is by far the widely-used social platform where different people can connect with each other. Over the years, it has developed features that increase engagement with members. Currently, it has a professional additive where potential candidates can learn more about a company and the job opportunity before applying through Facebook Jobs.
Despite understanding the differences between various career websites, it is more important for a job candidate to recognize the vitality of preparing a simple yet sleek CV or resume—that fully reflects your skills and work experiences—knowing more about the role you are applying for and opening yourself to different learning opportunities.