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The Truth About Job Boards

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Is the traditional Job Board model broken?

Jobsite’s founders, who now run topEngineer believe that it is.

Did you know: 5 of the UK’s top Job Boards get between 76%-90% of their referral traffic from Indeed!

This means that Job Boards are fishing in the same pool of candidates, resulting in a huge amount of duplicate CVs being delivered by the top generalist job boards.

Furthermore, Job Boards send a huge quantity of applications, most of which are low quality. A report by the Aberdeen group found that:

Less than 10% of Job Board applicants match the qualifications from the job description

…and on top of this:

59% of recruiters said that they don’t have the “manpower or time” to sift through all of the submissions that they receive from Job Boards.

Is the traditional Job Board model broken? Jobsite's founders, who now run topEngineer believe that it is. Did you know: 5 of the UK's top Job Boards get between 76%-90% of their referral traffic from Indeed! This means that Job Boards are fishing in the same pool of candidates, resulting in a huge amount of duplicate CVs being delivered by the top generalist job boards. Furthermore, Job Boards send a huge quantity of applications, most of which are low quality. A report by the Aberdeen group found that: Less than 10% of Job Board applicants match the qualifications from the job description ...and on top of this: 59% of recruiters said that they don't have the "manpower or time" to sift through all of the submissions that they receive from Job Boards.

Score from the experts at Killer Infographics

Visual Communication - 40%
Design - 65%
Content/Script - 70%
Usability - 70%

61%

Final Grade

This infographic offers some findings about the current state of job boards. Much of the information is quite good, though the occasionally confusing phrasing and overall lack of visualized data do lower the quality. The design is quite good for the most part, too, though the composition is a little busy and there are some design techniques (shading, for instance) that are used inconsistently. In the end, the right audience would find value here, but the execution could use some work. Overall, we'd give this infographic a D.

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