Beware of These “False Positives” When Candidates Search Your Career Site

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Most company career sites have crappy job search capabilities (see Company Career Site Job Search is Likely Dead). And crappy job search = crappy candidate experience. Some of you have told me you sometimes can’t even find your own open reqs on your career site! Ouch! But you might not know about another problem: how… Read more »

14 Examples of the Best Company Career Sites (2018)

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We review 100’s of company career pages and found these 14 that really stand out. Check out each career page idea we highlight that makes these among the best. Everlane Creative headline — They use a written letter approach (e.g. “Dear rule-breakers…”) which immediately differentiates them. They alienate the non-prospect — Bravo! They leverage the… Read more »

Your Company Career Site Job Search is Dead

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How would you like 70%+ more quality candidates surfing around your career site? If yes, you’re going to want to read on! On Oct. 12th, As I strode over from the old-fashioned MGM Grand hotel (where I was staying) to the tony Venetian Resort on the Vegas Strip, I was more than a bit nervous…. Read more »

10 Examples of an Awesome Company Career Page

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If you want to have the best company career page, look at some of the career home pages below. Some are terrific all the way through and others have a couple of awesome ideas you can borrow. GoDaddy Company Career Page Attention-grabbing hero media Custom header with career-oriented links Video of company culture Employer of Choice awards/badges… Read more »

5 Company Career Site Mistakes To Avoid

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Make sure to avoid these 5 common mistakes on your career site — doing so will vastly improve your digital candidate experience: 1) No Category and Location Pages (Candidate Experience) If you could make the job search easier for a candidate, wouldn’t you? You’d be surprised how many companies, large and small, don’t have department and/or location specific… Read more »

Best Company Career Sites of 2017 (Vol. 2)

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There wasn’t enough room in our previous Best Company Career Sites of 2017 (Vol. 1) piece, so we did a Volume 2! Here are some of the best company career sites with an emphasis on the careers home page. Banfield Pet Hospital If you have anything that tugs at a candidate’s heart, show it. Banfield is… Read more »

Best Company Career Sites of 2017 (Vol. 1)

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We got great engagement and feedback from our 20 of the Best Company Career Sites (and Why!) blog piece we did in 2016, so here are some more company career sites that stood out to us recently along with reasons why. It’s not meant to be the be-all, end-all list of the best company career sites…but more… Read more »

Kimberly-Clark Launches Personality Quiz to Attract Millennials

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How do you attract millennials and tech talent to Neenah-Appleton, Wisconsin? Manufacturing giant Kimberly-Clark launched a new BuzzFeed-style career personality test and dedicated a new company career site called Welcome Original Thinkers. The test begins by challenging the candidate on what type of “Original Thinker” they think they are (with 8 potential choices (dreamer, analyzer, disruptor, etc.). This… Read more »

Brookdale’s Amazing New Company Career Site

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The senior living leader Brookdale had redone its company career site and its chock full of inspiration and best practices. The career home page starts strong with an effective image and sub-headline.   Next up: They use a favorite approach of the best career sites: they show the recruiters and provide their email addresses. Remind… Read more »

5 Mistakes Your Job Search Page Might Make to Damage Your Brand

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Your company career site job search page is a vital component of the candidate experience. However, many job search pages make some common mistakes. I ran across one employer recently, Ideal Industries, whose job search page had 5 things they could fix to improve candidate experience (and increase pipeline/traffic). I don’t mean to pick on Ideal Industries: they… Read more »

Best Company Career Sites Honorable Mention

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We did a post recently on the best company career sites. Below are some honorable mentions we wanted to give a shout-out to: Hallmark Job Search & Department Microsites — The first thing they provide is a job search by keyword, location, and then 8 pics/tiles that link off to different departments and Internships. Each… Read more »

20 of the Best Company Career Sites (and Why!)

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If you are redoing your company career site, check out the list below — it’s a list of 20 company career sites that have impressed us recently. We included career pages from large publicly traded enterprises on down to smaller companies you’ve likely never heard of. The 20 company career sites below are in alphabetical order and… Read more »

Sports Authority Takes a Swing at “Black Hole” Applications

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Sports Authority, like many retailers, has a job search at their Career Site that shows every role at every store, even if they’re not actively filling that role at the moment. But as they wrote in their New Job Search blog post,  applicants to many of these jobs might not hear back from the hiring team (because they were not… Read more »

20 Creative Ideas For Your Company Career Site

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If you are looking for new ideas to increase candidate engagement and interaction for your company career site, here are some creative features to consider: 1. Alienate the Non-Prospect — This is a marketing principle that preaches: rarely does it make sense to go after every single person in the world as your customer. Take Huge… Read more »

15 “Must-Have” Features For Your Company Career Site

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If you’re building a new company career site, here are 15 features for you to consider to attract, engage and convert candidates. 1. A Compelling Headline— It’s a shame that most company career home pages use just “Careers” or “Jobs” as their headline. Boring. Instead, write like a copywriter and be attention-grabbing (Huge Inc.) or Activision (pictured… Read more »