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Yahoo! Hotjobs

Published 02/02/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Yahoo HotJobs can be used to find you your next dream job, or to list a vacant position that you need to get filled as quickly as possible. There are many different jobsites on the internet, however hotjobs is completely unique.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

HotJobs was initially founded as a standalone company in 1996, although initially being called RBL Agency and going through a number of name changes. It was purchased by Yahoo in 2002, and they have since rebranded it to be similar to other Yahoo! Sites and services. Interestingly even though monster was offering a higher amount than Yahoo, the site was still sold to yahoo. HotJobs is a very easy site to use, the jobs are split into a number of categories and then you can search within these depending on your location. HotJobs also offers help and advice to anyone looking for a job, including advice on writing your CV and also interview tips and tricks. Monster acquired Yahoo! HotJobs for $225 million in cash in February 2010.

What are the differences to other apps?

HotJobs is perhaps the best known job website on the internet with a long history; this makes it a very popular and trusted website for a subject which is considered very personal. Many large employers use HotJobs, including Microsoft and even the NYPD.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Using HotJobs is very easy, and now it’s owned by Yahoo it shares the same design with a number of other yahoo sites. It can be used just like a search engine by searching for certain keywords in certain locations. It can also be used b clicking on the categories to find the perfect job for you in your local area. Employers can also search through employees on the site who have uploaded their CV; this makes it easy to locate people from other companies.

How does the registration process work?

Registering on Yahoo HotJobs is very easy; in fact if you already have a Yahoo! Account then you won’t have to register as you can use this. The signup page is fairly detailed simply because it is for a yahoo account, you will also have to enter a confirmation code to make sure that you really are a human being. When you’re choosing your username be sure to click the check button to make sure whether or not the username is actually available. It’s compulsory to enter an alternative email address; you will also have to confirm that the address is yours by clicking a link in an email sent to you.

What does it cost to use the application?

Using HotJobs is free for jobseekers; however posting vacancies on the website does cost employers money. You can save money on job listings if you purchase multiple listings at the same time.

Who would you recommend the application to?

HotJobs is a job website for anyone that’s looking for work, it’s especially popular with large multinational companies, and however there are also lots of local jobs on offer. It’s a really good site for anyone that is trying to find a great way to quickly find a dream job that they will be happy with. Although there are plenty of other sites out there, few are half as trusted as HotJobs.

  • Free service for jobseekers
  • Post a maximum of 10 different resumes to your profile
  • Tools to calculate ideal salary
  • Employers can Track applications
  • Jobseekers can block certain companies

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Yahoo! Hotjobs pricing

FREE - Permanently free version