With GeographyJobs.co.uk, employers and recruiters reach their targeted group of job seekers without sacrificing functionality - all at no cost.
(PRWeb UK) October 13, 2010
Geography Jobs International Inc. is introducing the launch of GeographyJobs.co.uk, a niche job site that focuses on job vacancies related to the field of geography in the UK. The President of Geography Jobs International, Robert Libera, explains the motivation to develop GeographyJobs.co.uk, “As someone who studied geography at university, I found little guidance and few useful resources toward pursuing a career related to geography after graduating. I knew my situation was not unique, so I wanted to create a quality resource dedicated to geography-related jobs so that others like me, looking to stay in their field would have a greater chance at succeeding.” Interested job seekers may register at no cost to create custom email career alerts, get RSS job feeds, upload CVs and apply directly for posted vacancies.
Mr. Libera expands on the idea behind geography as a niche. “The problem I found was that the job website landscape has become overly fragmented. Many sites force job seekers to look for jobs based on how recruiters and employers define themselves. Are they so large that they use the general job boards? Are they focused on the private sector sites for engineering, planning, environmental or IT firms? Are they focused on the public sector sites? Are they focused on Academia sites? Geographers thrive in all of these areas and more, so why force them to look in so many different places? When employers and recruiters advertise with GeographyJobs.co.uk, they market their organisation and vacancies to a targeted group of job seekers in the manner in which the seekers define themselves, by their education and by the types of vacancies they wish to pursue, rather than by firm size, industry or sector.
To succeed in helping geography job seekers, Mr. Libera understood that he needed to develop a high quality service from the perspective of those recruiting. “I felt I had to give interested recruitment professionals a resource that was easy to use and included robust features offered by some of the larger, catch-all job websites. With GeographyJobs.co.uk, employers and recruiters reach their targeted group of job seekers without sacrificing functionality - all at no cost.” GeographyJobs.co.uk allows registered employers or recruiters to post or edit jobs and update marketing and brand information materials in real-time. Each job posting offers rich features including location mapping and interactive closing dates. Employers can accept applications in the manner that best suits them, by email, through the site or by redirecting applicants to an external recruitment site. Should applications come directly through GeographyJobs.co.uk, employers can pre-screen applicants with custom quizzes and manage candidates within their member area. Employers may also proactively search for candidates in the CV database.
GeographyJobs.co.uk is focused on jobs based within the United Kingdom. Geography Jobs International Inc. operates two sister sites dedicated to geography-related jobs in the United States and Canada respectively. Mr. Libera explains the logic behind the structure of the network of sites; “GeographyJobs would not be as effective a resource if we bunched all jobs around the world into one big site. The majority of those recruiting and those job-hunting are looking to concentrate on their local job market. In most cases, it would not make sense for a job based in Edinburgh to be listed adjacent to a job based in Los Angeles where the respective recruitment professionals and hiring managers are looking for local candidates.” International postings are accommodated, should international recruitment professionals wish to tap into the site’s UK job seeker audience.
GeographyJobs.co.uk offers its recruitment solutions free of charge and focuses on the following geography-related job categories: Town Planning Jobs, Economic Development Jobs, GIS Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Housing Jobs, Transportation Planning Jobs, Remote Sensing Jobs, Research & Analysis Jobs, Emergency Planning Jobs and Academia & Education Jobs.
For more information please visit GeographyJobs.co.uk.