ZipRecruiter – Fast and Easy Way to Find Jobs

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ziprecruiter logoAccording to a PMI-sponsored report, about 1.5 million project management positions are needed each year up to 2025. The factors that are contributing to this need are first, demographics in nature, because many workers are in the retirement age; and second, a growth in projects around the world. Decision-makers in companies are now spending and proceeding with projects cautiously, launching new projects and completing those that have been put on hold. Some sectors have scaled back but others, such as healthcare, infrastructure, and renewable energies are expanding. For job seekers, now is the best time to use ZipRecruiter as an effective tool for finding jobs.

Introducing ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is a privately held US company that was founded in 2010. The founders of the company was committed and inspired to help job seekers find the right job with a better way. It works for both people looking for jobs and looking for candidates. Job seekers get email alerts when job posts match their skill set and location. Currently, this online job board service covers the US only. They aim to make the job seeking process simplified, creating a delightful experience, that leads to customer satisfaction and trust.

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Apply Easily in a Snap

ZipRecruiter allows people to opt-in to their Resume Database for free. Using a computer to upload a resume is recommended, but can also be done with the mobile app. Once the resume is uploaded, it can be seen by all the employers and recruiters searching on their website. Upholding the job seeker’s privacy, only paying customers of the application can see people’s personal information to contact them for job opportunities. The application also notifies job seekers every time their application has been viewed.

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Browse Jobs Quickly

It is easy to browse for jobs, whether by state, city or category. For example, at the time of writing, there are about 1.3 million jobs posted in the state of California; 860,000 jobs in Texas; and over 570,000 in Illinois. Drilling down on the California link, the user is presented the 50 best cities, with 78k job posts in San Francisco, 73k in Los Angeles, in 49k in San Diego, and so on. Browsing by category shows that transportation and storage job posts are over 2.7 million, followed by 2.2 million in business, and 2.1 million in healthcare. There are also about 73k PM jobs, 11,500 of which are in California, followed by Texas and Virginia. Browsing by title, they are looking for 17k systems analysts, 8700 IT project managers, and 7300 project engineers.

Testimonials

ZipRecruiter posts testimonials of their successful customers. Elizabeth R. states that after only 3 weeks of membership, she received 4 offers, and is now happily employed as a nurse so close to her home. Muriel G. was thankful for finding a front-end developer job using just the app on her iPhone. She narrated that she applied on a Friday afternoon, received a call Monday morning, and after a half day of interview, received a job offer the following week. Donald M. who was skeptical at first of the site was contacted by possible employers only a couple of days after posting his resume. He is now employed not very far from home.

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Issues and Reviews

ZipRecruiter has received fair to good reviews from several trust rating sites. From the many reviews, it is evident that the application provides good results. And when there are issues, customer service attends to them, provides feedback and resolution. A noticeable area where issues consistently come up seems to be from the ZipResume function. It was described as difficult to navigate and not very user-friendly. The company admits however that it is trying to improve the functionality. To know the latest news and updates about this effective job distribution tool, you can visit their Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn page. Let us know your experience if you have used their services.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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