Come with us on the Job Seeker journey
We started small, and early. Job Seeker began as a noticeboard on the Infoxchange website way back in 1996 – that’s before most households even had the internet!
Then we got bigger. With recruitment being a constant in the community sector, Job Seeker was established as a standalone site in 2006.
Being a not-for-profit, our goal was to provide not only a quality advertising space for the sector but also a way of giving back by using our revenue to fund impactful programs in the community.
Then what happened?
Soon we became the go-to site for frontline workers in Victoria. But that’s only the beginning of our journey…
Over the last 10 years, we have advertised over 30 000 vacancies – potentially saving the sector up to $6 million by keeping advertising costs well below other job sites*.
* Numbers calculated based on standard not-for-profit advertising cost Job Seeker ($70) Vs. Seek classic advertising cost ($270)
So what's next?
We want Job Seeker to be the go-to place to advertise not-for-profit or community jobs all across Australia, and we're committed to making sure you continue to receive quality candidates.
Being the only major job site that is entirely not-for-profit, we also want to increase our contribution back into the community. For example, we're passionate about Infoxchange's Youth It Careers program which helps open doors to young people looking for work - and we believe helping disadvantaged youths with their job seeking journey helps us with ours.
How does this help you?
The bigger we get, the more we can keep the costs low for the sector by offering a stable alternative to expensive commercial advertising.
Maintaining a dedicated job board for the community sector also means as recruiters you get to see more candidates with the right experience and less resume overload offered by the big job boards.
What are we doing about it?
We're working hard to attract more job seekers and advertisers to Job Seeker. So far this year we have:
We're also running some fun social media ads that are currently getting a great response across Facebook and Twitter
What can you do to help?
We need the sector to work together! The more we build up Job Seeker, the less the community sector will need to rely on expensive, ineffective job sites to fill their positions. So tell your managers, colleagues, contacts, friends and relatives about Job Seeker and let's make it easier than ever for people to find a job that matters.
Have some ideas on what we can do better, or want to help us spread the word? Get in touch!