Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jobvertise E-mails are Mobile Friendly

Things have changed rapidly over the last three years, and more and more people are reading their e-mails on their phone or tablets instead of their desktop computer. Because of this trend we have switched to a more cell-phone friendly e-mail format.

Having an e-mail format that looks nice on desktop computers and also renders in a way that looks good on smaller screens is challenging, but we think we have reached a nice compromise which should be great for both types of viewing.

If you are still using the desktop you will only see slight image and  navigation changes at the top of the e-mails. For those of you on mobile the first screen of content will contain more relevant information and easy vertical scrolling.

Happy Mobile Computing,

The Jobvertise Team

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Jobvertise Provides Job Content for Websites

Free Job Content for your Website or Blog

Do you have a web site for posting jobs? You can use a feed from Jobvertise to supplement your jobs and have a better user experience for your jobseekers.

You can import our jobs using an xml feed. If you want a small  niche job subset you can do this easily with an rss feed. For example, to request jobs near Chicago for Java Programmers use the following url:


In fact, just do any kind of job search on Jobvertise and then click on the "RSS" link to get the url for your custom search. Then code that into your jobs pages and presto, you have free content for your web site!

If you have a larger site or a more general job site  you may be interested in a full jobs feed from Jobvertise. We can provide you an xml file to download. Because of the size, the jobs file will be compressed and updated each night. Please contact us to set up a feed for you if you are interested in this service.

The Jobvertise.com Team

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jobvertise upgrades employer login area

You may have noticed that Jobvertise has a new, fresher look. We took the time to make the employer login area more clean and sectioned so it is easier to find what you are looking for and also give you status updates on your account.

Because Jobvertise had the same layout for so long we were careful to preserve the same concepts so you can get your recruiting work done quickly as before with the benefit of some additional features.

For example, if you do not have Resume Alerts set up we feature this prominently on the administration area with a yellow triangle warning sign.  Conversely, if you have them set up we acknowledge this so it's easy for you to verify and also edit your Resume Alerts.

Also, we have included contextual navigation, so the main links towards the top of the page are content dependent are more relevant for easier access the features and options you are more likely to use.

This sectioned format has been upgraded throughout the site for consistency. We initially received some feedback from users regarding these changes and and have tweaked the layout to make it even better.

The Jobvertise Team

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A new year, and plenty of new resumes

Happy February! Jobvertise continues to grow, and is having a great 2013 so far, with January jobseeker traffic and employer activity easily surpassing 2012 levels. We are now averaging almost 1,000 resumes a day, which is great for employers searching our resume database.

We have received plenty of positive feedback regarding our "eye" icon on the resume search; when this shows up near the resume title you know that you have already looked at that resume. This is a great time saver and also saves your resume views so that you don't waste them on resumes you already viewed.

We now have 3 different plans for premium members searching our resume database. The most popular one, the Standard Resume Plan gives you 125 resume views each day, plus full access to the available contact information and fresh resumes. At only $59 month-to-month it is a great deal compared with other sites. We don't lock you into recurring payments! But if you want to save an additional 10% on your future payments, signing up for automatic billing is easy to do.

In the last 3 months we have also expanded our partnership agreements to include more job aggregators and this means one thing to you - more responses to your job postings, and more resumes!

We are looking forward to the rest of the year, and we hope that you can ride the wave and include Jobvertise as part f your 2013 recruiting plans.

The Jobvertise Team

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Save time with Resume Alerts

If you are looking to hire a candidate with specific skills the Resume Alert service is a great addition to your search tools. Resume Alerts allows you to save a search so we can check it each night and send you any new resumes that match your criteria.

There are two ways to set up Resume Alerts:

1) Do a regular resume search, and just above the search results you will see a link to "create a resume alert". This will take you to a page which shows your resume alert, and press the "Add Alert" to confirm.

2) Log in to Jobvertise and click on "Resume Alerts". This will bring you to a blank form where you can add your keywords, locations, etc. Once you fill out the information click "Add Alert"

Every night we will cross-check your settings with new resumes that are entered in our database. If there is a match we will send you an e-mail so you can click on the resume to proceed.

Please note that it is free to setup this service and receive the alerts. However, since the resume has just been entered at the time of the e-mail it is under 21 days old so it requires a premium membership to view.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Readable Captcha for the Jobvertise Login Page

Probably the number one comment we received from employers over the past few months was related to the CAPTCHA on the login page. Typing the letters and numbers in the image is necessary to prevent unwanted automated logins to our system.

The CAPTCHA image was provided by a third party, and over time it became more and more unreadable. Also, there were characters appearing that would not be easily typed, such as mathematical symbols. This issue became increasingly frustrating for employers who just wanted to log in and view resumes and post jobs.

We upgraded the CAPTCHA image which balances our need for security and minimizes effort on the employers part. You will note that there are now only 5 letters/numbers to type, and they are easily readable in comparison to the old version.

You can see this new CAPTCHA at the Jobvertise employer login.

The Jobvertise Team

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Identify Previously Viewed Resumes

We have added a new feature to the resume search which helps you identify resumes that you have already viewed.

Previously the only way to know if you viewed a resume was noticing the color of the browsers link on the resume title. Typically, unclicked links are blue, and links you have already clicked on turn maroon.

There are several problems with that, including the browser link "reset" setting can be a variable number of days depending on the browser. Also deleting temporary files can also reset these links to blue. And of course, if you have multiple people sharing an account using different computers the color links will not be correct.

We have added an "eye" icon which is present next to the title of every resume you have viewed. This is on a per account basis, so users sharing an account will also see that they or someone else has viewed the resume.

Below is the "eye" icon indicating the resume was previously viewed:

Note that if you hover your mouse over the eye icon when doing a resume search you will see the date that the resume was viewed on.

This feature will help you save time and allow goups of recruiters to use the Jobvertise Resume Database more efficiently!