How-To-Guide for Redefining the Candidate Journey: Step 2 – Which Job Sites to Use When Applying for Vacancies

Step 2: Redefining the Candidate Journey

With a plethora of online job sites and company job boards calling out “CLICK HERE TO APPLY”, do you really know which one might work for you?

Hire Power is here to tell you that we are going to share with you (for free),  our new, wholistic How-To-Guide.  With more than thirty years’ worth of knowledge about helping job seekers finding jobs, changing jobs, even changing careers. and which tools and what resources are best suited to do so, this how-to guide is useful to all applicants, from entry-level graduates to highly experienced executives.

We find that applicants really don’t understand the inner workings of the recruitment process, so by explaining each step in more detail we hope to reduce your frustration and clarify any vagaries on the matter.

Our free monthly E-pub, entitled The Resource is a fun and informative source of all things recruitment-related.  In the February 2021 – The Birthday Edition, we progress to the next stage in “Redefining the Candidate Journey”: – Step Two: Which Job Sites to Use When Applying for Vacancies.  We explore which sites are best suited to applicants at varying stages in their career and why.  In it you’ll find out what topics we’ll be covering in the next month’s article and also learn more about the individuals that make up the Hire Power team.  It’s our Birthday month and we are mighty proud of our accomplishments.  Scroll through and celebrate 21 years in business with us.  Just click here to receive your copy monthly free copy of The Resource.

Let’s take Step 2 together…

Can you identify with one of these candidates? Follow the stories of Sihle, Paul, and Malcolm.  Sihle is a recent university graduate.  Paul is well into his working career as an IT Engineer;  and Malcolm, is a highly qualified Supply Chain Manager within a global Multinational Corporation (MNC).  Because they are at different stages in their working careers, it stands to reason that hiring organisations will scout for top talent across distinctly different talent pools.  Potential employers will place their job adverts across an array of career portals.  The following three short articles will give you a quick run through of where to start job hunting online.

But before you click away, consider this:

4 Elements to Consider Before Applying Online:  

  1. Where might future hiring organisations and external recruitment firms place job adverts?  Olde school national newspapers like The Sunday Times or Cape Argus, or the Radio, or even university Job Boards on Campus.  More often than not (but certainly not limited to), hiring companies will choose the digital route.  In the case of C-suite appointments, these are almost always done on a headhunting basis.
  2. What other types of roles might be a match to your profile.  Consider different job titles. G: Head of Customer Experience vs Head of Customer Service, or Customer Services Agent vs Call Centre Service Consultant.
  3. How much time do you have at your disposal to spend online? Some portals call for one single upload of your CV in. Pdf format.  Others require you to first complete an application field for contact details and then continue with a time-consuming upload done a section at a time.
  4. What additional documentation might be requested in support of your online application (cover letter, copies of qualifications, referee contact details, published articles / editorials documenting success and accolades etc.). It would be a complete waste of your time and data resources if you got the end of the upload not realising that you need to upload a photograph of yourself, or your LinkedIn profile link, and then didn’t have it nearby and in the correct format.

This is where you are allowed to skip to the profile that best matches your own.  Just click on Sihle, Paul or Malcolm’s images to begin.

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