IT Pros do Their Own Head Hunting!

March 9, 2010

LONDON, March 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ –

– 25 Percent of Candidates From The IT Job Board Have Updated Their CV in
the Last Three Months

Statistics taken from The IT Job Board’s (
http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk) CV Database show that more than 25 percent of
its European candidate base have updated their CVs in the last three months.

One year on from its launch[1], The IT Job Board’s bespoke CV Database
has grown considerably and is proving a real hit with candidates, employers
and recruitment consultants alike. The system provides clients with access to
more than 210,000 CVs across Europe. Recruiters are able to search for
candidates using a combination of skills, phrases and location search terms.
Through ‘Best Match’ functionality they can also view other CVs that match
their desired criteria.

40% of candidates (across Europe) on the CV Database have web
development, and project management skills, which supports the company’s 2010

From a candidate perspective – the growth of the CV Database highlights
that online behaviour is shifting and indicates that this is now a core
channel to market.

Alex Farrell, managing director at The IT Job Board, comments: “CV
Databases are undoubtedly creating real behavioural changes on the candidate
side. IT professionals are now demonstrating a real eagerness to ‘get their
CVs out there’, and through the use of CV Databases, they are proactively
marketing themselves to potential employers – in a bid to be effectively

“A skills gap still exists in the IT sector, and IT candidates (across
Europe) realise that the only way to be spotted in this competitive
environment is to actively market themselves online.”

The IT Job Board’s CV Database has grown dramatically in both size and
breadth since launch, and – today – represents the most content-rich for the
IT sector.

Farrell adds: “We have also found head-hunters and recruitment agencies
embracing the tool – helping them to fill niche, or specialist roles, taking
advantage of the volume and quality of candidates. CV Databases also create a
cost-effective route to market, and – I believe – they will continue to grow
in both size and popularity.

“And, this tool really allows us to see what skills are out there in
abundance, and match a role much more easily. Tens of thousands of
candidates’ CVs are being refreshed on a monthly basis and recruiters are
impressed with the richness and quality of candidates they are seeing through
their targeted CV search.”

Notes to editors

About The IT Job Board:

The IT Job Board group of companies was set up in April 2002 in
recognition that recruitment in the IT sector was increasingly dominated by
the internet.

Today, The IT Job Board (http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk) is the UK’s
biggest IT specialist recruitment website with over 23,000 vacancies
advertised (as at March 2010).

Online technology enables sophisticated targeting – for example by skill,
region or experience – of The IT Job Board’s database of 800,000 IT
professionals. The company always tries to get closer to candidates either
via planned content campaigns, or through the use of social networks.

The site also offers employers services such as branded job postings, a
featured employer zone, targeted email campaigns and guidance on advertising
copy. The managed campaign service filters responses to provide companies
with a shortlist of applicants most suitable for the advertised position.

http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk‘s clients include Yahoo, Bloomberg,
Accenture, SEGA and Logica. ———————————

    [1] The CV database launched in April 2009

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SOURCE The IT Job Board

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