Job site: byron.com.au
This site, owned by Byron Media Pty Ltd, is one of the largest in Australia. Its strength rests in the presentation of a huge number of jobs in a simple, accessible format.
The impression given by the home page is of a confident, professional site. This is born out by user experience. It is possible to immediately conduct a simple search or sign up for Jobmail, the email job alert service. The quick search allows you to specify one of 32 job categories and a desired location plus an optional keyword. Alternatively, you can go straight to the employer search and look through recruiters' details.
The Search page itself offers more options, although it is still kept straightforward in comparison with other sites. You can select Type of Contract and up to two keywords. Age of advert can also be specified. Reflecting Australia's status as an international destination of choice, you can also specify whether you are applying from overseas and so require a job open to overseas candidates.
Search results are presented in a simple list that shows just job title and location. You can then click through for more details - these are presented in display advert format, on other agencies' websites.
Other sections of the site are also helpful in a straightforward manner. Under the Careers Info menu, one page articles are provided on topics such as Career Decisions, Resumes, Applications, Interviews, Worklife Balance, etc. Beneath the Training menu, up to 3000 training courses are listed in partnership with provider, Braincorp.
The only niggle with this site is a minor design issue: when selecting pages from the navigation bar menus, it is hard to know when you are activating an option or hyperlink, as there is no visual or audible cue.
|URL for job seekers||byron.com.au|
|Type of site||Generalist|
|Specific job sectors covered||
|Geographical coverage||Australia and worldwide|
|Number of jobs on the site||66,968|
|Jobs by email||Yes|
|Can you upload your CV / resume||No|
Information for recruiters / HR / employers:
Established in 1995, this website is one of Australia's top-ten-rated Internet employment sites and is visited by over 7,000 job seekers every day. The user profile is described as "largely skilled or professionally qualified ... a dynamic, affluent cross-section of the community". For more information visit: byron.com.au
The site's success lies in the simplicity with which jobs are organised into a few well-chosen categories and geographical locations. By keeping it straightforward - there is no resume bank on this site, although there is a comprehensive email alert service - and doing what it does extremely well, Byron Employment has become established as a familiar site to which users return many times.
The advertising deals are equally straightforward. The standard listing starts at a modest monthly rate of AUS$110. A sliding scale of rates for multiple adverts means that you can get volume adverts for as little as AUS$11 for 20 to 25 adverts.
You can book online via the site and will be invoiced the following week. You are asked for a lot of information about the post, but this ensures that the site managers categorise your advert correctly. As well as inclusion of your advert, this sees your vacancy included in the daily JobMail service. Also included for this price are customised advert templates, a link to your own site and advert viewing statistics.
For an additional fee, you can set up an agency or employer profile, banner adverts and advertising through the JobMail service.