Job site: MyCareer.com.au
Please note that MyCareer.com.au has now been replaced by Adzuna.
The immediate impression this website gives is of a 'nuts and bolts' site that is functional and to the point. Pretty it may not be, but clear, straightforward and easy to navigate it is.
The site owners know the singular main reason you are visiting: to search for jobs. Providing search results for job seekers is their strength and they do it well. Without any preliminaries, such as having to register, you can conduct a job search or browse through job categories. You can search by criteria including keywords, industry category (and a comprehensive list of subcategories), as well as minimum and maximum salaries. The advanced search allows you to specify geographical areas, type of contract and age of advert.
Under the Tools section, you can add sophistication to your job hunting experience. It is to this site's credit that, unlike many other sites, you don't need to register to find out what the tools actually are. You can save both searches and individual job details. You can upload several resumes, so that employers can browse through them, and ask to receive job alerts and newsletters. Everything is kept simple, being succinctly explained and easy to use.
The Career and Advice section takes a similar no-nonsense approach. The site content managers have decided what you are most likely to want to know and provided a digestible number of articles on these subjects. Categories include CV and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Climbing the Career Ladder, Leaving a Job, Graduate Tips and Industry Research.
This site is part of the Fairfax group, so has been developed with the knowledge behind The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age employment classifieds. With its strapline, 'Always working for You', this is one of the clearest and most user-friendly job websites worldwide.
|URL for job seekers||See Adzuna|
|Type of site||Generalist|
|Specific job sectors covered||
|Coverage||Australia, New Zealand and International|
|Number of jobs on the site||45,00|
|Jobs by email||Yes|
|Can you upload your CV / resume||Yes|
Information for recruiters / HR / employers:
MyCareer brings you the benefits of advertising experience gained through the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age employment classifieds. If you wish, you can advertise across all these media. The strength of the site, according to the site owners, is its "Superior Matching Technology", which enables sophisticated searching by candidates. Worthy of particular mention is the Job Thesaurus, which suggests job titles that are similar to those candidates search for. This overcomes a huge drawback of many sites - overly specific search criteria mean that many adverts can remain unseen. For more information visit Adzuna.
When it comes to advertising, MyCareer gives you the information you need straightaway, so your decision-making becomes easy. It is rare to find a site that does this so effectively in so few words. A single advert posted for 30 days in three categories costs AUS$198 plus $17 GST.
Additional options, including your logo and template, cost extra. Meanwhile, job packs offer you the benefit of bulk purchasing adverts to be placed over the course of 12 months. For instance, 5 jobs will cost you $770, giving an overall saving of $165. At the upper end of the scale, a pack of 100 jobs saves you $7700.
Enhanced adverts are slightly more expensive. These are promoted on the basis that they make your advert more eye-catching through a different design, additional space, extra bullet points and branding. At the top of the range comes the Recruitment Plus package with Enhanced Listings, suitable for companies and recruitment agencies wishing to place high volume advertising every month.