Job site: CareerOne.com.au
This good looking, funky website owes its inviting look to its heritage: it is part of News Interactive, the online division of News Limited, meaning that it benefits from both newspaper, broadcast and multimedia expertise. It has also joined forces with Monster Worldwide which is a global employment site.
At first glance, you can see that there is a lot going on here, with different features, including video clips and articles, being available and easily accessible. However, the volume of information is far from overwhelming and if all you want to do is search the jobs' database, you can see exactly where to go.
Both advertising and editorial content hails from The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail, The Herald Sun, The Advertiser, The Mercury and other newspapers. Jobs are all entered onto this site's database, meaning that there is a regularly updated source of adverts. In other words, the site does not have to fight for advertisers, meaning that a wide range of employers will be represented here.
Searching from the home page is simple: you can enter location, keyword, industry and job type (e.g. contract, full-time, etc). Go to the Advanced Search page and you can add more criteria, specifying the radius from chosen locations, requirements for keyword matching and date of advert posting.
The site's real quality rests in what we could call the peripheral benefits. The editorial knowledge from the media group is strong with plenty of information to help you research employers, industries and roles.
There is also advice on every step of the job hunting process. Topics range from special interests, such as mothers returning to work, people leaving the armed forces and economic migration, to more general job hunting advice on writing resumes, dressing the part, tips for graduates, interview techniques, etc. There's even an 'ask the expert' page, where you can post questions and delve through an archive of answers.
If you open an account, the usual range of job seeker tools are offered: online application and tracking tools; email alerts for new adverts matching your search criteria; the opportunity to create and store up to 20 versions of both your cover letter and resume.
|URL for job seekers||careerone.com.au|
|Type of site||Generalist|
|Specific job sectors covered||
|Geographical coverage||Australia and Worldwide|
|Number of jobs on the site||50,000 +|
|Jobs by email||Yes|
|Can you upload your CV / resume||Yes|
Information for Recruiters / Employers on Career One
This site is beautifully simple from the point of view of both advertisers and job seekers. The rates are presented clearly and you don't have to start an account in order to view them - this is the sign of a company that knows it's good and is confident in its product, just as you'd expect with a media organisation that was thriving even before the Internet came along. For more information visit Careerone.com.au
As well as having its own URL, this site is linked to over 100 newspapers across Australia, meaning that readers of websites for national, city, regional and community newspapers will also be looking at the jobs database. Importantly, the site is promoted by the same marketing campaigns that promote these newspapers.
Rates exist for all kinds and sizes of employer. A basic advert of 1 30-day job postings costs $170. Different packages exist for the benefit of employers and recruiters who advertise more regularly. Then there are the usual extras, such as Highlighting, positioning in search results (Spotlighting) and being a Featured job.
You can also benefit from the newspaper group's years of experience in optimising adverts, which is now geared towards online search systems. Articles tell you how to best word your advert, using keywords, relevant words, infrequently used words, etc. Careful copywriting can make a considerable difference to how frequently your advert appears in search results and where in the list it appears.
Other services include the resume search tool, this enables you to search candidates without advertising. The tool will automatically search the database on your behalf, letting you know daily of newly uploaded resumes that suit your needs.