A Career website is an online platform that enables you to advertise job vacancies and attract potential candidates to apply for your vacancies directly. You can use the Career website as one of your key tools in your recruitment strategy to increase the visibility of your job openings and reach a wider pool of qualified candidates.

A Career website is designed to provide a seamless and user-friendly experience for job seekers, allowing them to search for job openings, submit their CVs, and communicate with your recruiters or hiring managers.  However, creating a successful recruitment website is not always easy. It requires a strategic approach and attention to detail to ensure that it stands out among the sea of other job websites.

In this blog,  we will provide you with some useful tips that anyone can implement to improve their recruitment website’s effectiveness. Whether you are a small business owner or a seasoned recruiter, these tips will help you create a website that engages job seekers and encourages them to apply for your open positions.

  • Know your audience: Before you start designing your site, it is important to understand your target audience. Try to create an image of who your audience is, think about who you are trying to attract. Knowing this information will help you tailor your Career website to attract the candidates you are looking for to build your team and business.
  • Keep it simple:  The website should be easy to navigate and simple to use, therefore avoid cluttering your website with too many graphics or large blocks of text. Use a clean and professional design that is easy on the eyes as this will ensure candidates of all skill levels can access your services.
  • Make it mobile-friendly: More candidates are accessing the internet on their mobile devices, so you will need to make sure the website is mobile-friendly and responsive. This will ensure that your website functions properly on any device, reducing your website’s bounce rate and lowering your candidate drop-off rate.
  • Highlight your employer brand:  The site should reflect your employer brand, explain what makes your organisation unique and why candidates should want to work for you. Include employee testimonials and videos to give candidates a glimpse into what it is like to be a part of your team.
  • Use clear calls to action: Candidates lead busy lives and so they want to be able to apply for job positions on the go. Be sure to make it easy for candidates to apply for jobs on your website by using clear and concise calls to action. Include buttons or links that take candidates directly to the application process.
  • Include job search functionality: When designing a Career website, it is essential to include job search functionality that helps candidates find the jobs they are interested in quickly and efficiently. The job search feature should be prominently displayed on the page and offer various filtering options to narrow down search results.

How can Spider help?
Attracting the right candidates is a balance between having a great-looking AND engaging easy to use career website.  You need to ensure you have good-quality content, including the very latest candidate-friendly, efficient recruitment technology including multi-job posting tools and media buying features.

We collaborate with you and your marketing team to incorporate your Career website into your main corporate website or be a stand-alone website, where available jobs and career information are displayed. A Career website is designed to reflect your organisation’s branding and to be connected to your ATS system to allow quick job advertising and application management functionality.

Call us on 01473 276146 or email gail@spiderrecruit.co.uk to set up a consultation or view more information here https://www.spiderrecruit.co.uk/applicant-tracking-systems-career-websites/