JobStreet apps explored
JobStreet.com is currently the largest online recruitment portal. Publicly traded in the main board, more than 3 million people are currently registered with JobStreet.com.
Many of its registered job seekers are also equally techno savvy.
At the moment, between 10 and 26% of JobStreet members are using mobile channels (that include mobile apps and JobStreet mobile web) to search and apply for jobs.
Altogether, JobStreet.com apps have been downloaded more than 300K times, encompassing iPhone, iPad (around 190K in combination), BlackBerry (around 87K) and Android (38K). In the second week of February 2012, the JobStreet app made it to the top-ten list of free iPad apps.
At present, iPad app is on its version 1.0, while the iPhone is on 2.4.1. In this iPhone version, members can view job alerts (LiNa job matching) and refine search with specialization and position level; the iPad version only allows you to refine by country/location.
According to official JobStreet sources*, Android v1.2 and BlackBerry v1.2 works the same way, offering these functionalities:
Users may search for jobs based on job title, skill, or keywords. Users can configure the search criteria such as country, location, specializations, and position. Users will be able to view the details of each job in the result list. In the detailed view, the user will have the option of applying for the job.
Users can browse for jobs by categories such as Accounting/Finance, Admin/Human Resource, Sales/Marketing, Computer/IT, Engineering and others. Users will be able to view the details of each job in the result list. In the details view, the user will have the option of applying for the job.
Job Alerts (Personal job matching).
The Job Alerts will send updates and recommended job posts based on the Job Alert personalization the users previously configured.
Upon viewing the job details from either the Search or Browse feature, users can save the job for future references.
Past Search / History.
The application will keep track of previous search results together with the search criteria. Therefore, it enables the user to repeat the previous search without entering the information again.
ShareUsers allow sharing the specific job post with friends and family by sending email (EmailComposeTask) with URL and Job title of specific job.
Soon, JobStreet is releasing iPhone v2.5. The added features are:
Matching and recommending similar jobs to user upon a job application.
This will give users more relevant jobs and increase their chances of getting a job that best suited them. This would also streamline the job-seeking more conveniently as users do not need to conduct search again as similar jobs is immediately recommended after users apply to a job.
Searching jobs around the job seeker’s area (to be made available in Singapore first before launched to other regions).
This feature facilitates search of jobs within particular geographical vicinity. Distance between the user’s mobile location (GPS-enabled) and the job location are taken into the algorithmic function so that users can screen some of the “nearby jobs” available to him. Users can also view the directions to job’s location (invoking Google Map app) with indicators of user current location and job locations.
When it comes to offering job seeking platform and solutions, JobStreet.com, the country’s largest recruitment portal, always remains at the forefront. Looks like it is poised to maintain this status quo in many years to come.
Note*: The author thanks Roslinda Abdul Ghani, the Products Marketing Manager, and Simon Si, Regional Communications Head for JobStreet.com.