Your first contact with a prospective employer is your CV. There is no other way to introduce yourself unless the company has asked for people wanting a job to come in and see them for a chat. However, and sensibly, companies can’t spare the amount of time to interview a 100 people, or even 20. The world is in such a hurry-hurry isn’t it?
A company’s employees are its biggest asset, and, its most expensive in running costs. No wonder they want to spend quality time making sure they get a quality employee. When I was hiring people, their CV had to impress me in quick time. It might sound unfair but if you’re running a business, you don’t have a lot of time to spend reading through a stack of CV’s individually. A CV reflects a person’s ability to be creative and accurate. You can do a lot worse than have somebody, a professional, put together a clear, concise resume that will catch the eye of the recruiter.
Because of time constraints, one aspect of hiring people has almost fallen on its sword. The boss doing interviews for vacant positions. Medium to large organisations use Job Boards or a recruiting agency to filter out the best applicants. If you’re looking for a job, then you need to be able to pick the right Job Board. Ease of website navigation, response time and the types of jobs that the website advertises are all important for the job seeker on the prowl.
Let’s take a look at our Top 10 Job Boards that are available not only in the UK but sometimes advertise international vacancies.
- Indeed.co.uk remains the numero uno job board in the world. They have a staggering 150 million visitors per month and advertise in 50 countries and 26 languages.
- TotalJob.com is our number 2 choice. It has over 100,000 jobs available at any one time and 6 million monthly visitors.
- Monster.co.uk is an international board that operates in many countries. The site also offers career advice. Nice.
- CV-Library.co.uk is a relative newcomer, established in 2000. Lots of jobs and lots of variation.
- Reed.co.uk has been going for over 20 years, a sure indication that it is doing things right. 8,000 recruiters and 350 offices. Choices.
- Fiverr.com got its name from charging $5 per job performed. From a cheap start, it’s now up there with the big boys.
- TES.co.uk specialises in teachers and has over 3 million registered users in about 250 countries.
- Jobsite.co.uk does an excellent job in matching recruiting requirements with applicants. A bit like a dating site in the algorithms.
- JobsNHS.uk as the name suggests recruits for the NHS. Big numbers here as well with 6 million visits a month and 250,000 applications.
- CWJobs.co.uk mainly works in the Technology sector. IT specialists and nerds and geeks looking for a job can come here.
There are many more job boards on the internet but to serve UK residents, I think these are the pick of the bunch. Happy job hunting!