Help for Recruiters – Find Your Needle in a Haystack Using Our Job Board


Find Your Needle in a Haystack Using Our Job Board  |

Published in the July/August 2011  issue of print Search & Employ®  |

As every recruiter knows, finding the right personnel is harder than people outside the profession think it is—and having the right search tool is imperative. The RecruitMilitary job board has a state-of-the art tool, and we are inviting military-to-civilian recruiters everywhere to contact us for a 20-minute demo. Over the past three months, more than 20% of the employers that have taken a demo have bought a search license from us.

We launched a completely revamped board in November 2010, and our site is averaging more than 500,000 page views per month. Visitors average ten page views per visit and nearly nine minutes on the site—an eternity in the online world.

If you post a job, our site enables you to track views and applications, redirect applicants to your applicant tracking system (ATS), use XML/API feeds, and enjoy proxy candidate views. After you log in, you may view your recent activity at a glance, including recent job postings, recent applications, saved searches, and recent folder additions.

You can begin searching for candidates right away using our basic search or, for jobs with more specific qualifications, our advanced search. You can use multiple attributes with advanced search—military occupational specialty (MOS) and/or school, future work interest, previous work experience, education, and clearance type.

Here is an example of how to use the basic search: “David,” a recruiter for a shipping company in Houston, needed to find logistics and transportation personnel nationwide. To get started, David used our basic search—which is filtered by keyword, term inclusion and exclusion, phrase searching, and location with geo-mapping. Our faceted-results feature enables you to expand or narrow your matches as needed.

David began searching nationally at a high level, then used facets to narrow his choices. His initial search yielded 47,000 matches, but he narrowed that quickly to find 46 highly qualified veterans who were living in Texas and had recently visited our site.

“Amber,” a Human Resources Manager for a global government contracting agency, was looking for a needle in a haystack—a veteran to fill a position in the nuclear industry. Her client asked for a candidate with an Army MOS of 74D—Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist. It is hard to find those folks on most civilian job boards! And because Amber works for a Federal Government contractor, she also had to be mindful of OFCCP regulations governing discrimination and affirmative action.

Amber used our advanced search feature, and found 413 needles!

Once their candidates were found, both David and Amber had a variety of Candidate Management tools at their disposal. They could save their results in a folder, forward candidate profiles to other personnel in their company, send candidates a message, or share a job with them.

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers