JobsGroup.net and 1stopcareer.com Join Forces to Target Graduate Recruiters

Dec. 7, 2006 – JobsGroup.net, the UK’s largest independent network of niche jobsites, is to provide popular graduate site 1stopcareer.com with job posting and job search facilities via its award-winning JobsinaBox technology and integration with its graduate site, Just4Graduates.net. Graduate recruiters will now be able to seamlessly post vacancies via 1stopcareer.com and receive applications from relevant jobseekers.

Sue Polley, Co-Founder and Director of 1stopcareer comments, “I approached JobsGroup.net as a result of feedback from some of our customers who wanted the facility to post immediate vacancies on a job board, in addition to being able to directly access our database of students and graduates i.e. they wanted an all encompassing recruitment solution. Working together will add value to both parties as we are able to draw upon our combined experiences to provide a cost-effective, targeted and efficient online recruitment service for graduate recruiters of all sizes.”

Mark Hepworth, Managing Director of JobsGroup.net, comments, “We are very pleased to be working with 1stopcareer.com as it provides several advantages for both companies. 1stopcareer.com will benefit from JobsinaBox technology, which provides advanced job posting and enables jobseekers to proactively search for jobs; JobsGroup.net will benefit from additional exposure for vacancies posted on our graduate site, Just4Graduates.net; and we will both benefit from extensive on-campus activities at universities across the UK to attract candidates when it matters most – just as they are entering the job market, and often before anyone else.”

1stopcareer.com was launched 18 months ago as a direct result of the frustrations experienced by former graduate recruiter Sue Polley. ‘Our approach allows students and graduates to complete a single, competency-based application form which is then made directly available to registered employers, rather than them having to find the time to complete several, but similar, employer-specific ones. Employers of all sizes can then optimise the cost and time-effectiveness of their recruitment processes by dipping into a pool of calibre candidates as and when they need to and directly contact those who meet their criteria, without having to deal with middle-men or incur expensive fees per hire. Our partnership with jobsgroups.net also now allows us to offer our clients and candidates access to a respected, targeted and established job board should they wish to ‘cover all bases’.

Launched in 2000, this year JobsGroup.net won Best Online Service at the Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2006 and was Number One Site for Placements for the third year running in the OnRec Top 100; Finalist for both Innovative Online Marketing and Best Technical Innovation at the OnRec Awards 2006; and Finalist in the Best Specialist Jobsite category at the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORA) 2006.

JobsGroup.net operates ten award-winning niche online recruitment websites in the UK: JustEngineers.net; JustRail.net; JustConstruction.net; JustUtilities.net; Just4Aviation.net; DefenceJobs.com; Just4Finance.net; JustSalesandMarketing.net; Just4Executives.net; and Just4Graduates.net. In January 2006 JobsGroup.net launched a free monthly newspaper, Just Technical Jobs, sent to over 30,000 candidates. In September, JobsGroup.net launched a new site based in Sydney, Australia: JustEngineers.com.au.

JobsGroup.net is unique because it combines the reach of generalist jobsites with the industry expertise of niche job boards, with over 320,000 unique visitors every month.

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For more information and media enquiries please contact: Sue Polley, Director, 1stopcareer.com T: 01625 523999 E: sp@1stopcareer.

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