Myth: LinkedIn is the Death of Job Boards
It’s true that LinkedIn is a fantastic source for professional candidates and the networking and targeting possibilities are endless. However, it’s false that LinkedIn will ever replace job boards.
At CV-Library we’ve never been busier and 2012 has been non-stop so far; from our first ever TV campaign and London underground advertising to record breaking stats backed up by our latest independent ABCe audit. Year on year and month on month we’re receiving more site visits, CV registrations and job applications. So, I’m not sure why people think LinkedIn is killing job boards?
LinkedIn is a fantastic tool and definitely something our sales team keep an eye on. We’re certainly not naive and we understand that recruiters need to use a variety of platforms; but the truth is LinkedIn is simply not a competitor of ours.
LinkedIn actually supports what we do and demonstrates how easy it is to recruit; this has encouraged a lot more start up companies and gives recruiters the confidence they need to ‘go it alone’. As soon as these companies become more established and the free sites can’t meet their demands online job boards automatically join the equation. We pride ourselves on the support we offer all of our clients, whether they’re a one man band or a well-established global corporate.
We’ve started to notice an increase in the number of small start up agencies and we’re welcoming them on board – thanks LinkedIn!
Job Board Expert