Release Notes – Candidates
Discover the latest updates we have made around the site, and how they’ve been designed to help you in your career search…
Job Listings & Search
Candidate Registration & Profiles
Release Notes – Candidates
More updates coming soon… in the meantime, take a look at what’s new!
Job Listings & Search
The help tours that used to pop up around the site were often commented on as being too disruptive for our users. We’ve now removed these tours to make your browsing experience easier, and we’re working on a more streamlined way to guide our users around the site with helpful tips.
We’ve made improvements to the search filters on our job search, allowing you to apply multiple filters at once to provide you with super-tailored search results.
Completely redesigned the job search and filter functions for improved ease of navigation
We've moved to a state of the art search engine to provide you with more relevant search results based on your keywords
Added a radius feature to the location search to allow for more specific location searching
Added several detailed filtering options; filter your results by job category, job location, salary on offer, contract type or date posted
Added detailed header tags to our job adverts to help you quickly search for similar jobs with a single click - these are based on the job’s category, title, contract type and required experience
We now ask for more detailed information from recruiters in their job descriptions, to ensure you have all the information you need about each role
Added an 'About the Company' section within each job advert where you can learn more about the company who is hiring, helping you make informed decisions about which roles and employers are right for you
Added the ability to save jobs for later, which you can find again in your candidate dashboard. Just click the Save for Later button at the top of the job and it will be waiting for you in your dashboard next time you log in.
Candidate Registration & Profiles
We've created a new image cropping tool to make the experience of uploading a profile picture more straightforward when building your profile on Careers in Recruitment. No more having to make sure your profile image is the right size before uploading - just crop to the correct size on the site!
We’ve improved the search functionality when selecting your desired job role on your candidate profile, giving you more accurate results from the dropdown menu.
Added the ability for you to register / login with your Google or LinkedIn profile for ease of registration
Added the option to create your Careers in Recruitment profile from scratch OR use the existing information in your CV to populate your profile
If needed, you can upload up to 3 CVs to your account so that you have multiple options available to use when applying for jobs
Added a fully guided and easy-to-use professional profile builder; this will guide you through the process of creating your candidate profile step-by-step and provide you with helpful hints and tips along the way
Added 'certifications' and 'professional credentials' sections within the candidate profilebuilder to allow you to attach documents backing up your qualifications, helping you stand out from the crowd
Added a preview panel within the profile builder so that you can see how your profile will look whilst you’re working on it, giving you extra peace of mind
Added new sections within the candidate profile where you can shout about your personal achievements, awards, hobbies, skills and interests, letting you show recruiters more of who you are and why you are the ideal candidate for them
We've enhanced our CV parsing capabilities, to improve the accuracy of the information that we pull from your CV to create your profile (if you choose to use your existing CV to populate your profile).
Added profile completion markers to help remind you which remaining sections of your profile need filling in. These markers also highlight the most thorough and detailed candidate profiles to our recruiters, meaning the time you spend on your profile will pay off in getting you noticed!
We've completely redesigned the candidate dashboard, bringing all the most useful features into one place
Easily access your candidate profile from your dashboard; return to edit and update it at any point and as many times as you like
Access jobs that you’ve applied to from a dedicated area in your dashboard, in case you need to revisit the job advert in preparation for an interview
Your Saved jobs are now visible within your dashboard, letting you easily return to the jobs you’ve previously saved. Remove your saved jobs with a single click to the banner at the top right of each job
We've created an improved Job Alerts section where you can pause, reactivate or delete your job alerts with a single click
Added a 'recent searches' section to your dashboard, so that you can easily return to the site and perform your most common searches at the click of a button rather than searching manually every time
We’ve recently made some big improvements to our application process, meaning you can upload your details and apply for roles on Careers in Recruitment quicker and easier than ever before!
Added the ability to apply for jobs with your Careers in Recruitment profile or your existing CV - simply select the option that's best for you as your default option in your Account Settings
Improved the quick apply process; once you’ve uploaded your CV and/or filled out your candidate profile, apply using your chosen document with a single click
Improved the external apply process with the aim of better tracking how this is working for you; let us know if you managed to complete your application on the hiring company’s external site when you return to the Careers in Recruitment browser window, by selecting Yes or No on the popup window
We recently spotted an issue with email alerts not always showing the most relevant jobs for our candidates; we’ve now fixed this to ensure the jobs you’ll be shown match exactly what you’ve said you’re looking for.
On-site feedback surveys have been launched for both candidates and recruiters to gather feedback regarding our new features. Please share your thoughts, as we really value your opinions and want to ensure the site is working as well as possible for everyone! Follow the link at the bottom of this page to take part in the survey.
Our job alert emails have been brought up to date with a fresh new design, and your alerts can easily be managed via your Dashboard.
We’ve added a feature to our recruiters’ accounts which allows them to keep you updated on the progress of your job application more easily, triggering email communications that will update you on your progress each step of the way. We’ll be working with our recruiters to encourage them to make use of this feature, with the aim of giving you an improved experience in terms of being kept up to date once you’ve applied for a role.
Take control of your communication preferences within the Communications section of your account settings. Choose which email updates you’d like to receive from us with the click of a button.
Open to opportunities / actively looking - set your profile to either of these statuses to highlight to recruiters whether you are simply open to being contacted with relevant opportunities, or actively looking for a new role at the moment
Set your default application preferences; choose whether to apply for jobs with your Careers in Recruitment profile or your CV by default
Should your contact details change, easily update these in seconds in your Account Settings
It’s important to note that the current version of the site is by no means the finished article, as we’ll always be striving to improve and continuing to make regular updates as we go forward. Keep an eye out on this page to ensure you don’t miss out on future updates!
In the meantime, we would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have regarding the site, as this will help us continue to improve and ensure we’re providing you with the best possible experience. If you would be happy to spend a few moments sharing your feedback, please click here.