What is a job board?

Job boards are websites that typically serve as search engines for jobs. They allow employers to post open positions, and they allow individuals to review the postings and apply for jobs. Some job boards specialize in specific industries, regions, or roles. Others have a breadth of postings from many different industries. Still others also serve as social platforms where individuals can build networks of business contacts and share their work histories.

Examples of job boards

There are more than 25,000 web sites that list employment opportunities. There are a few well-known sites like LinkedIn, Indeed and Monster. Other niche sites may be especially popular in your industry or for the position you seek to fill.

How do job boards help businesses fill job openings?

By targeting job postings to the collection of boards that best match your ideal candidate, you can increase the breadth and depth of the talent pool you reach. You can also actively recruit from many job boards, to identify the individuals you want to apply for your open positions.

How do I post a job to a job board?

Job boards usually have a process for you to manually upload a job posting, whether free or paid. However, this can become cumbersome when posting to multiple boards. Fortunately, applicant tracking systems (ATS) make it easy for you to post to many job boards simultaneously.

Which job board is best for my business?

To streamline your recruiting efforts, start by identifying which job boards target your industry, the skills required for each job posting, geography and more. Better yet, use a service like JobTarget, which aggregates your data across all of your job ads and all of your publishers. With reporting you will be able to understand how effective each job site works for each job opening. You’ll be able to compare data across all of your activities. And ultimately, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions about how to recruit.

Is there an easier way to post to multiple job boards?

Yes. Utilize your applicant tracking system to connect to multiple job boards simultaneously, including aggregators like JobTarget. You can find niche and specialty websites that are the most effective for reaching the right audience for each job opening.

How do recruiters use job boards?

When certain jobs are posted, you will need to hunt for the ideal candidate. Using an applicant tracking system and an aggregator allows your company to use technology to search the dispersed resume banks and create networks of recruiters, on-call, and ready to work your jobs for you.

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