How job boards work
- Typically feature job listings submitted by employers/recruiters on behalf of employers
- Often specialize by industry, location or career type.
- Companies often use multiple job boards to increase their recruitment reach.
There are thousands of job boards that feature open positions for candidates to consider. Some focus on jobs in a particular industry or cater to a certain talent pool, while others specialize in connecting people to jobs in certain geographical locations. The common attribute of job boards is that they allow job seekers to pore over listings that have been posted by employers or recruiters. Often companies will post the same position on multiple relevant job boards to increase the odds of finding qualified candidates.
Job search engines vs. job boards
- Indeed is a job search engine, with powerful search tools to help job seekers find exactly the kinds of jobs they are looking for.
- Search engines like Indeed aggregate job listings from thousands of job boards, career sites and recruiter listings.
- Indeed helps employers find the right candidates out of a broad talent pool.
- On Indeed, job seekers search results include both aggregated listings and those posted directly by employers
*SilkRoad, Sources of Hire 2017 (US)
Indeed is different from most online recruitment tools for employers. As a search engine, Indeed aggregates job listings from thousands of sources across the internet, including job boards, company career sites and recruiter listings. This consolidation of job listings both eliminates the need for companies to post jobs in multiple locations and streamlines the search process for job seekers.
In addition to aggregating job listings from other sources, Indeed search results include jobs that were posted directly by employers. Many small and medium sized businesses post jobs to Indeed rather than maintaining their own career sites, but companies of all sizes use this self-serve recruitment tool. Jobs posted directly to Indeed are managed through an online employer dashboard and can be easily browsed and applied to from mobile devices, making it easy for candidates to apply even if a computer isn’t accessible.
However listings end up on Indeed, job seekers can use simple yet powerful search tools to find opportunities that are relevant to their skills and interests.
- Indeed drives twice as many hires as all other branded job sites, combined.1
- 70% of US job seekers online use Indeed to look for jobs.2
- Indeed garners 250 million unique visits each month.3
With more quality jobs on offer, more job seekers choose Indeed. The combination of job volume and candidate activity produces more hires than any other site, by far. For the sixth year in a row, Indeed has out-performed all other job sites by a widening margin. A deep analysis of 14 million applications, 655,000 interviews and 329,000 hires by SilkRoad shows that among online job sites, Indeed is responsible for 65% of all hires from job sites and 72% of all interviews. No other site comes close.
1 SilkRoad, Sources of Hire 2017
2 comScore, August 2017
3 Google Analytics, Unique Visitors, September 2018