Job Boards, Internship, Place Consultancy02/06/2020
Usually, online job boards allow recruiters to use some features without charge, offering options for free job postings or trials. Job boards also offer premium schemes, such as sponsored jobs or unlimited access to their candidate database. Some job boards, for example, Monster and Careerbuilder, can be used by employers in all industries, while others are niche, for industries like tech (e.g. Dice), design (e.g. Behance), and other types of roles.
Job boards are most often free for job seekers.
The benefits of using job boards
Job boards are valuable tools for recruiters and hiring managers aiming to attract and find new talent. Here’s why:
(i) Job boards are well-known job advertising tools
Job seekers have been using job boards for years, so these sites give employers access to millions of good candidates. Most of the job boards are candidate-focused and user-friendly, allowing applicants to complete the process quickly, using simple tabs and buttons.
Nowadays, many job boards are integrated with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), such as Workable, which have improved candidate experience by making the application process more fluid and efficient.
(ii) Job boards provide resume databases
Candidates can sign up at job boards and upload their resumes. This way, recruiters can actively search for potential employees, setting the right Boolean commands or criteria and contacting high-potential professionals. This is a benefit because some great candidates aren’t currently looking for a job so they won’t see your job ad; but with the resume database, you can proactively reach out to a good candidate.
(iii) Job boards help with employer branding
Many job boards, such as Glassdoor and LinkedIn, allow employers to craft their own company page in the website. Companies can showcase their vision and culture, and, with the right storytelling, attract candidates who would be good culture fits.
Under this method, an educational institute enters into arrangement with industrial enterprises for providing practical knowledge to its students. Internship training is usually meant for such vocations where advanced theoretical knowledge is to be backed up by practical on the job experience.
For instance, engineering students are sent to big industrial enterprises for gaining practical work experience and medical students are sent to big hospitals to get practical knowledge. The period of such training varies from six months to two years.
The trainees do not belong to the business enterprises, but they come from the vocational or professional institutions. It is quite usual that enterprises giving them training absorb them by offering suitable jobs.
A consultant (from Latin: consultare “to deliberate”) is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area such as business, education, law, regulatory compliance, human resources, marketing (and public relations), finance, health care, engineering, science, security (electronic or physical), or any of many other specialized fields.
A consultant is usually an expert or an experienced professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. The role of consultant outside the medical sphere (where the term is used specifically for a grade of doctor) can fall under one of two general categories:
- Internal consultant: Someone who operates within an organization but is available to be consulted on areas of their specialization by other departments or individuals (acting as clients); or
- External consultant: Someone who is employed externally to the client (either by a consulting firm or some other agency) whose expertise is provided on a temporary basis, usually for a fee. Consulting firms range in size from sole proprietorships consisting of a single consultant, small businesses consisting of a small number of consultants, to mid- to large consulting firms, which in some cases are multinational corporations. This type of consultant generally engages with multiple and changing clients, which are typically companies, non-profit organizations, or governments.
By hiring a consultant, clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be financially feasible for them to retain in-house on a long-term basis. Moreover, clients can control their expenditures on consulting services by only purchasing as much services from the outside consultant as desired.
Consultants provide their advice to their clients in a variety of forms. Reports and presentations are often used. However, in some specialized fields, the consultant may develop customized software or other products for the client. Depending on the nature of the consulting services and the wishes of the client, the advice from the consultant may be made public, by placing the report or presentation online, or the advice may be kept confidential, and only given to the senior executives of the organization paying for the consulting services.