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      06.06.2010 11:53
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      best job searing site yet.

      i am a student and am seeking a job and i entered this along with my cv into jobsite, i had tried many many other wesites however none compared to this, jobsite has so many jobs on there and is updated so often unike any other website i was on, everyday i cheecked there were more jobs for me to sift through to find a job. Also on jobsite they provide many hints and recommendations for jobs for you so its not just you looking, jobsite does alot of the work for you. The website is very user friendly and i find it easy to naviagate and search for jobs which to be honest is all you need the website for. The only downside to the company is that is is focused on your email address so you job application has a long process through jobsite and then your email. so your email is a catalyst for jobsite however that is how they choose to contact you so this cannot be avoided.

      on the whole jobsite offers many jobs for you and is the best job searching website/company i have found so far.

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        23.05.2005 16:15
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        One lazy Sunday morning, bleary eyed and feeling a bit worse for wear, I posted my CV on a website which I had never heard of. I never expected anything to come of it, and to be perfectly honest, by Monday morning I was back in work and had completely forgotten about my two minutes of 'I need a new job, like, immediately' desperation the day before.

        At about 9.30am, I had a call. Two days later, I had a new job! Ironically, it's in recruitment, where I deal with Jobsite on a daily basis. So this review can come from both a jobseeker and a recruiter point of view, and in my honest opinion, is equally as good as whether you are searching for your perfect role, or if you are searching for the perfect candidate to fill the role (i.e. me, ha ha!).

        The effectiveness of Jobsite depends entirely on the number of people who chose to use it, and how effectively the employer uses its facilities. This is my reason for this review - I aim to spread the good word that is Jobsite...

        From a jobseeker point of view, I can't fault Jobsite, although I count myself lucky that my new employer uses Jobsite daily. Although I have now taken my CV off the site (I wouldn't want a new and updated version sent to my boss!), I still have jobs sent to my personal email that contain the keywords and job titles that I wish to progress my career in. Despite a few odd ones, all jobs that are forwarded to me are ones that I am genuinely interested in. Particularly as I am thinking of relocating at some point next year, it's giving me a great idea of the jobs available and salaries to expect if and when I do eventually decide to move on.

        The great thing about Jobsite as a jobseeker is that you get to tell potential employers of your wishes before being put on the spot in an interview. You input your desired salary, job title, and a mini personal statement and objective - so you can decide what you want to tell your new boss without stuttering and stumbling and saying the wrong thing (although you'll probably still get the chance to do that at a later date!). As well as all this, you can apply for jobs online, in the sectors you are specifically looking to work. This is a brilliant idea since trawling through jobs newspapers, or local papers looking for your perfect role doesn't always bring much joy.

        As a recruiter, Jobsite makes life a whole lot easier. You merely type in your specifications of the role you are looking to fill, and hey presto! Up pop a list of suitable candidates who fill the criteria! Yes, some of them might not be brilliant, but hey, you can't have it all! It supports the Boolean logic - i.e. you might type in "construction" AND sales NOT "bricklayer" and ta-da - hello perfect candidate. In today's fast-moving society, it gives you a chance to be on the ball and snap that person up instead of waiting for them to come to you, or somebody else snaps them up.

        My only complaint about Jobsite, although its layout is spot-on, it is by no means as aesthetically pleasing as the other jobs websites, such as Monster or Total Jobs. I know this may mean absolutely nothing when getting your perfect role, but this is why I expected nothing to come out of it - it didn't look as professional as the others... flippin' heck, I have to find something wrong! This also matters on a recruitment point of view - jobseekers should note that recruiters are not sent your CV in a Word format, it always comes through as a bit of a mess of words to be perfectly honest! I know that it is purely the content of a CV that really does matter, but a CV that is pleasing on the eye is far more likely to be looked at by an employer or recruiter.

        I most definitely recommend Jobsite. Although it's a convenient and in some ways a lazy approach to finding your role, it is probably more effective and less time consuming than buying a million and one jobs newspapers to find nothing suitable. Although it comes at a cost for recruiters (but what's a few quid when finding the perfect person?), it is completely free of charge to jobseekers.

        Jobsite does all the work so you don't have to!

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          20.09.2001 00:25
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          I registered with Jobsite over a year ago now, basically because I wanted to see what was out there in the big world of jobs. Working at the University is ok – but being a non-private sector area, I felt that if I was to get anywhere with my career I had to look further afield. Jobsite is probably the first site I came across when selecting one to work with. Been a fussy old bugger I try sites briefly and if I don’t get to grips or feel happy with it within the first 5 minutes I move on. Other sites such as Step Stone and Monster were ok but lacked a lot of what I felt was simple, easy control compared to Jobsite. Here’s the run down then now the personal info is done with! HOME PAGE You get a clickable map of the UK (as that is where I am anyway!) so you can instantly get to jobs in Scotland, Ireland, etc. There is a QUICK SEARCH that means you can look for jobs without any detailed stuff over the last so many days or weeks. You have the option to choose the latest jobs available. From this minimalist search (now there’s a good word!) you can move on to more advanced searches to refine what you are actually looking for. More of that in a bit! The bulk of the page is split between Job Hunters (like me) and the Client Services (the employer). I am talking from a job hunter perspective, but briefly the Client Services allow employers to register and every candidate that matches their criteria will be passed on to them. If they are interested they will contact you. In addition, they of course can advertise positions with Jobsite, which you as the hunter will scan through. The Job Hunters section allows you to search again through the jobs available, starting by selecting your industry. You can register with Jobsite from here as well, which is a painless process and easy to follow through. Finally, at the bottom registered Job Hunters can log in to their personal Jobsite area
          (called Mygojobsite) in which personal and job information is held for the individual logging in. This includes CV and Covering Letters (or several of them), plus any of the jobs you have been looking for and any predefined and saved searches for e-mail issue. Right near the top of the page is a large button with MYGOJOBSITE (only missing the H and you could make some very interesting anagrams from that!). That will prompt you for you email address and Jobsite password (as above)… YOUR PERSONAL JOB STUFF After logging in you are presented with your PERSONAL CAREER MANAGEMENT CENTRE (!). Ok – it’s a Web page with some details on tailored to your needs. Fancy title – but it does the job nicely. Under this section you have: SEARCH NOW which allows you to do an advanced search in your chosen sector(s) of an industry. For example, mine is Information Technology, so all I do is type in say Visual Basic in the UK in Exeter and send it off to search. You can also state words that must be included or excluded from the search. You also have the chance to widen or change the industry areas you have, so you could search in Public Sector looking for IT related posts. In addition, you can set up search criteria to be saved and then any jobs that match that will be mailed to you. This is simply called JOBS BY EMAIL. CV MANAGEMENT allows you to store personal information and brief information on desired salary, highest qualification, etc. The CV is typed by the individual and then pasted into the space provided. Mine needed editing again once I had done that! You can edit your CV anytime to make changes. You also have a Distribute and Hide option, so that you can display your CV for the world to see or hide it from everyone. This is useful if you want to stop receiving calls from agencies but don’t want to stop being a user of Jobsite. COVERING LETTERS allows you to create, ed
          it and delete more than one covering letter that will accompany your CV. This means that you can have several letters geared toward different types of employer or positions. Again – easy to use – either type in your letter or paste and copy a version. GoJobsite WAP sets up mails to your WAP phone (if you have one of course) so you can get job mails via your phone wherever you are. I am not THAT sad. INDUSTRY NEWS provides up to date news on your chosen industry sector that may prove useful. CAREER ADVICE gives advice on writing your CV, questions to ask, how to cope at interviews, working abroad and changing careers (to name but a few options). Useful but common sense stuff mostly – but it is nice to have it on tap. At the bottom of the page you have a list of applications you have applied for and some brief details about your Jobsite account. All account details can be changed at any point, so if you move and change email addresses you can nip in and change it there. SEARCHES (ADVANCED) Advanced search asks for general location ie. UK, France, Germany ,etc. (or ALL) You then enter your skills or preferred job title ie. Visual Basic or Web Designer Desired locations narrow the search to specific areas ie. Devon or Manchester You can select the type of job from ALL JOBS, PERMANENT or CONTRACT/TEMP The search can also look for jobs posted in the last X number of days (1 to 7) Finally additional filtering can ensure a decent return by checking to see if specific words are included OR exlcuded eg. Include ASP and exclude C++ The search returns results in a nicely laid out format showing Job Title (or job skill area), location, Salary (the good bit), the type of position (permanent, etc.) and when the job was posted onto Jobsite. JOB DETAILS To view a job in detail you click on the link provided. This will display job details of what the job entails, wha
          t is expected, etc. This all depends on what the employer has typed in. Some descriptions are better than others! You have the opportunity to MAIL TO A FRIEND if you think the job is good for them… Pressing APPLY NOW will automatically bring up a covering letter(s) and your CV. You then have the opportunity to change any extra bits – fine tune it as it were – before finally pressing the APPLY NOW button once more. That’s it! If the client is interested they will contact you (or rather the agency will) as most of the jobs are through agencies. MY EXPERIENCE? I got a lot from this site. I had loads of calls from agencies and got to several interviews. Be aware you may get inundated with calls at times. It can be quite annoying after a bit. In the end I put a message at the top of my CV saying “PLEASE CONTACT ME BY MAIL IN THE FIRST INSTANCE” – just so I could stop the phone ringing! The thing is that this is an easy to use site with plenty of jobs to look at and it changes everyday! Well worth registering with and well worth its’ weight in bytes as it is FREE to use. If you are looking for a job or career advancement, then this is a really good site to start off with. Finally – to prove it all pays off even from getting interview experience from trying for jobs – I start my new job in October 2001 working for a company based in Manchester. I will be all over the UK (so watch out!) doing Business Objects stuff (techy bit) for lots of folks. It pays off in the end and I do think that Jobsite gave me a lot of information and bottle to go for stuff like this. Good luck in your career-searching folks :)D

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            14.07.2001 17:38
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            With the summer holidays, most students are looking for jobs. The competition is awfully high so you really need to look around to get a good job with good pay. Even though I am yet to find a job using this site, I am still very impressed with the site and definitely believe it’s got potential in finding jobs and therefore I would recommend anyone to go and have a look at this site. The site layout is very good and therefore surfing the site is very easy. Very neatly organised it’s easy to follow. You can use the search engine to find a job or if you want conduct a power search from the jobs they have on their data. They do have quite a lot of jobs so you will get some matches, or you can search by your industry sector to see latest vacancies. You can set up GoJobsite's employment and careers services from 'My GoJobsite' and access the following: • Receive targeted Jobs by Email • Send your CV to recruiters • Apply online for the latest UK & European jobs • Read industry news, work and careers advice • Update your job search Don’t worry your inbox doesn’t get flooded with junk mail, and some of the e-mails sent by company’s can be very promising. You can register free with this site and when your registration is successful, you will be sent information on the following: • Lineage and Semi-Display Vacancies • Display Adverts and Skillword Sponsorship • Jobs-by-Email Sponsorship • CV Watchdog and CV Search Online The site is really good but in my opinion more suitable for people who are looking for more full time jobs on a regular basis. It’s a good site to check what sought of jobs you can get with your degree. I have recieved quite a lot of positive feedback from firms that I have sent my CV to so I shall carrying on using this site

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              10.04.2001 05:19
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              I stumbled across Jobsite when I was looking to change jobs some time ago. I started off by searching for positions within my locality, and e-mailing my CV to those that appeared suitable. The site allows you to put in key words relevant to your required position, but also works by putting a town, city or region name in, and you can select to view jobs advertised in the last 1,2,3 or 7 days, the choice is yours. POWERSEARCH If the above gives you to many vacancies and you haven't the time to view all of them, you can 'Powersearch'. This facility offers you a selection of choices including: LOCATION i.e. UK or a choice of other European destinations including France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Spain, or alternatively, you can select the 'whole world' which I haven't tried, but assume it covers more countries than those identified above. SKILLS The site also allows you to enter the relevant skills you possess, your desired location, whether you are seeking a permanent or contract position, and how many days ago the advert was placed on the site, i.e. 1,2,3 or 7 days ago. It also allows you to stipulate essential text, and text that you would rather did not apply. When searching for jobs, to get the widest selection, avoid selecting any specific industries, as you are restricted to a maximum of 4, thus limiting the response you get. CV REGISTRATION If you register with the site, (all you need is a valid e-mail address) it allows you to include your CV on site. The easiest way to do this, it to cut and paste one from word/or similar package and paste it into the space available. Don't panic here, your formatting will be lost, and potential employers are aware of this. Your CV is then distributed to all the employment agencies who subscribe to this site, mine has been viewed 866 times to date, and yes I did get a job through it. REMEMBER - if you go down t
              his route, don't forget to update your details regularly. The site also allows you to set up search strings, providing details of the type of role you are looking for. Again, avoid stipulating specific industries, as this will limit the selection. Any jobs identified by the site as suitable will be e-mailed to you as soon as they arise, this usually happens daily overnight. The site also shows a selection of its high profile customers, and provides tips on job-hunting, writing CV's interviews etc. It maintains a record of all the jobs you have ever applied for through the site, and believe me, at the height of my job-seeking, this was a lot. I can honestly say, that I have seldom failed to have a response to anything I have applied for here, even if it has been a simple "Thanks, but no thanks". The majority of major recruitment agencies subscribe to this site, so yes you will get maximum exposure if you choose to 'Distribute your CV'. If you don't want to do this, you can simply enter your CV on site for storage, and change your mind either way whenever you want. EASE OF USE AND NAVIGATION The site is comprehensive and easy to navigate. I have received a lot of speculative calls about potential vacancies, most of which amount to nothing, but there are some that do. Such a call to me, landed me with a job paying £5K more than I was on at the time, and has served to build up an excellent relationship between me and the agency concerned when I next changed roles. I have also established relationships with other agencies, keen to remain in contact. I am not in the market for a new job at the moment, as I am quite settled and happy, but if I was, this site would undoubtedly be my first point of call. The one thing I would say, is if you live in Wales, you may receive information on jobs in Australia. It is interesting to note, that when employers receive your CV, applied throug
              h via jobsite, they lose part of the information on the top, so it is always useful to have an electronic copy on hand to e-mail them if requested. If they have something of interest, you must be able to respond quickly, as believe me, if they have contacted you, it is probable that there are other suitable candidates out there as well. The best bit about this site, is it is not restricted to those seeking management and IT roles, but covers a wide expanse of positions from administration staff, & new graduates through to sales people and Senior management, so check it out. I have used other on-line recruitment sites, including Monsterboard, Reed and Guardian on-line to name a few, but have not found their information to be as timely as those on Jobsite, so if you are looking, give them a visit, you may be pleasantly surprised. Best of all, its free, and you don't have to spend a penny, or leave the house to look. To provide an insight into their coverage and capacity, they advertised nearly 1/4 million positions last month and currently have 56,000 new vacancies on their database.

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              28.03.2001 19:51

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              I have used Jobsite for some time now. I say Jobsite but it is now rebranded as GoJobsite as they now cover Europe too. I have also used all the other alternatives and none of the other sites even compare when you get down to the nitty-gritty of actually getting a new job. They are customer friendly, the site is awesome and a design miracle, and the quality and quantity of jobs on the site are second to none. Although the jobs-by-email function is not amazingly accurate, you will find that all recruitment sites offering this service have the same problem, therefore the best way to use the site is to paste your CV or apply direct to the employers. Not just that but they have news, advice that's second to none and easy to get around and the personal home page is so simple. I really hope that this review is read, because if you need a job, do what I did and go here as they know what they are doing.

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              20.09.2000 21:21
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              Jobsite is one the best Employment sites around. Once you have put your C.V on there on the site All you have to do is wait for your email to come through. I got my first I.T. job through jobsite. It's just so easy to copy and paste Your C.V. onto the website. No problems and No Fuss. Easy. Remember to check your email everyday. As if you leave if a few days then you Will end up with more emails as you can handle. P.S. If there is any spelling mistakes don't blame me.

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                25.08.2000 18:14
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                Jobsite.co.uk is another recruitment website, with the same features as many others, but its major strength seems to be the feature which lets you post your cv for companies and agencies to see, and the sheer number of agencies using the site. I decided to look for a new job in february, and had jobsite recommended to me. I was looking for a job in web design, which I would assume is ideal for job hunting online, and I've got 4 years experience and a pretty good cv, so my experience is probably a 'best case scenario' for a site like this, but the response I got was incredible! I got a response for every job I applied for. Most are posted by agencies, so if they think they can find you a job they'll get in touch even if the particular job has gone, and I got interviews for almost every job I was put in for, far more than I actually applied for! I also put my cv on the site for potential employers, and again got a huge response, but again mostly from agencies. The service I got from the agencies was variable, and you have to be very careful if you use more than one to ensure yu're not put in for the same job by several agencies, as employers don't like this much! (I certainly don't - its asking for trouble if you do employ someone, as every agency which submitted them is likely to want paying!) The site itself is pretty easy to use, and contains a lot of useful advice, especially on things like writing an effective cv. The feature letting you request an email list of new, suitable jobs was quite dodgy, turning up intermitently and with a lot of useless jobs, and the search facility turned up quite a lot of 'false' results as well, but there were some real gems in there as well, so its well worth the effort of wading through the lists. The end result of using the site was, well, I got a superb job! It required very little effort on my part, apart from answering my phone a lot in the weeks
                after I put my cv online, and I got interviews with a lot of the top agencies in London and elsewhere, and a lot of interesting smaller companies and start-ups, which was really all I could have asked for. I would really recommend this site to anyone looking for a new job, especially if they are in the internet/IT industry - you've really got nothing to lose, except the expense of getting to all the interviews, and a lot of sleep trying to work out which job offer to accept!

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                  26.07.2000 00:18
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                  Forget checking websites with Jobs by e-mail. This needs a little fine-tuning when you set it up but it’s worth the effort. I have been using this site some time. It has a well laid out site so you can browse the site and perform searches for jobs that interest you, as they are both in the location you want and they fit your skills base. You can set up a Jobs-by-e-mail service. But first, I would do a few searches on the website to fine-tune the criteria so the searches consistently return details of the jobs that you are actually interested in. These searches do work slightly differently from one website to the next. Be careful to understand the context and used quotes to isolate phrases or multi-word job titles. Also, consider alternative wordings. One site may have jobs for “Technical Authors’ and another site may only have post for ‘Technical Writers’ and a third site may have positions under both. Once you have decided on the criteria that return the right jobs it is very easy to set up the Jobs by e-mail service and then sit back and let the mails come rolling into your inbox every morning with a new crop of job leads.

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                  08.06.2000 22:41
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                  I attempted to use this companies services quite recently. First of all I applied for a couple of jobs using their on line service a couple of months ago. As of 8th June I have had nothing back. They also provide a "jobs by email service" I received this for about 5 days during that time there were no jobs that remotley matched my search terms and kept throwing up things like "Oracle Consultant" for a better service I would use www.topjobs.co.uk otherwise known as Top Jobs on the Net.

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