The Mobile Experience – What does the job seeker want?

One of the big topics at the mRec Mobile Recruiting Conference was the mobile experience and what do job seekers want/expect when using their mobile. We saw a number of presentations on this topic from a range of vendors and media businesses including LinkedIn, Jibe, CareerBuilder plus some insights from clients such as UPS.

What is very clear is that we have a long way to go. One area which requires real improvement is the “mobile apply” although, interestingly enough, a number of industry experts prefer the term “easy apply”. Continue reading “The Mobile Experience – What does the job seeker want?”

The Aggregator

Aggregators, or vertical search engines (old school name!!), have been around since the early days of the internet job boards but both have enjoyed an uneasy relationship: one supplies jobs whilst the other traffic BUT both, of course, want the job seeker to come to them first.

The “traditional” aggregator takes a feed of jobs from job boards and then resells traffic to the boards BUT some aggregators will, to build job volume, also scrap/spider other sources of content, i.e. recruitment consultancy and direct employer sites, or take a feed from the ATS.

Of course therein lays an issue, the ability to resist the temptation to monetize the traffic that they generate for these jobs. Many aggregators cannot resist this revenue opportunity and therefore end up competing with their original customers, the job boards. Continue reading “The Aggregator”