A recruiter lives and dies by the jobs they’re able to place candidates in. A prospective candidate who arrives at your jobsite and can swiftly find the positions that interest them and apply will leave happy. The candidate that finds a cluttered, messy layout where they can’t find jobs that suit them or aren’t even clear about what’s being offered? They’re probably not returning.
The jobs board is the heart and soul of your recruitment website. The beautiful copy, the elegant design, the enticing images will all be for nought if the jobs board is inefficient and disorderly.
A great jobs board page should be the most helpful page on your website. That doesn’t mean forgoing elegant design, but the principle factor behind each decision should be focused on how a user can engage with the site, with every gear working smoothly. The goal is to make sure that every candidate's experience is the best it can be.
At Reverse Delta, we can customise your jobs board however you want with our FXRecruiter platform — and it will be one of the first things discussed in the planning stages of your website. You can look here at one of our completed jobs boards or a look at our portfolio here.
Here are a few things to think about when looking at your board:
Job searching functionality
Most candidates will probably land on your website from a Google search or redirected from Google for Jobs, LinkedIn, or something similar. Having a prominent search bar front and centre is essential to allow candidates to look at the positions you offer.
If candidates want to narrow their field of search, you’ll need additional criteria:
Keywords (such as job titles)
Location – city, country, region, state
Whether the role is permanent, part-time, contract or freelance.
Qualifications needed (particularly in specialist industries like legal or accounts)
Sliders are an effective way of adding extra options for your candidates. It can allow candidates to look at a range of salaries rather than just being stuck to specific numbers, or they can search from a distance-from-home radius or proximity from a specified location.
Colour and design
Well-placed use of colour and design can add to the functional elements of a jobs board. For example, using specific colours for a particular sector of industry can draw a candidate’s eyes very quickly to their preferred fields. Imagery and snippets of details can also make a jobs board much easier to navigate visually.
Use calls to action
The patient job-seeker will know that good things come to those who wait, so if they can’t find the role they’re looking for today, make it simple to sign up to email notifications of new roles, or set up an account so they can save jobs and return later. A small handful of clear, concise calls to action will make converting visitors into applicants a regular occurrence.
Make your job site the place to go for aspiring candidates in your recruitment sector. Get in touch with Reverse Delta today.