A job board used to refer to a physical board or case, often located in a job centre, shopping area, University etc. Anyone interested in finding a job would pop along to their nearest one every day or two to see if there had been any good looking jobs available.
Nowadays, they’re not so common. Apart from those in University campuses. So where are they? Where did they go?
They went online.
The Internet is now full of job boards which act in a similar way to classified adverts on websites such as Gumtree. You have something to sell (the job or item) you post it up and hope to attract buyers / candidates. You obviously include your contact details and a good job description to get as many applicants as possible.
You’ll find a variety of job board types online. From major job boards like Monster to more niche industry specific and sometimes even location specific job boards, you’re bound, from an employer’s perspective - to find the job board most suited to you, and which gives you the best yield of candidates.
Research has shown 91% of job seekers consider the job boards their single most useful resource when looking for work. This means that applicants for your next vacancy are online right now waiting to apply.
If you fail to advertise your next vacancy online, you could miss your next top employee.
Below we have a handy guide to job board optimised advert copy. A helpful guide to ensure you get the most out of your advert.