Archive for June, 2007

fish4jobs CV database is fresh and growing fast

June 30, 2007

Thanks to some new functionality we released a couple of weeks ago the fish4jobs CV database is growing faster than it has ever grown before. Significantly faster in fact! This means it is fresh and full of candidates currently looking for jobs.

The fish4jobs CV database is now much larger than TotalJobs claimed their CV database was in Oct 2006.

fish4jobs launches BFTA (Be First To Apply)

June 30, 2007

This week saw the successful launch of a new piece of functionality on fish4jobs known as BFTA (Be First To Apply). As with internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo people very rarely view results beyond page 3. The same is true with job boards. Job adverts on job boards are typically ordered by relevancy descending followed by age of advert descending. So all things being equal relevancy wise, newer adverts are displayed first and older adverts are displayed last. This is fair as every advert will have been new at some point in its life. The goal of a job board is to bring recruiters and candidates together. If a job board does not succeed in generating applications for a job advert it has failed. BFTA gives those older job adverts that have not received applications a chance of being seen and hence applied for by displaying the oldest job adverts that have not received applications alongside the search results without changing the normal search order behaviour. At the time of writing this is a feature Monster, TotalJobs, Jobsite and Jobserve do not have.

Screenshot of BFTA

fish4jobs email alerts now contain PWAFTAAFT

June 30, 2007

The fish4jobs email alerts now have PWAFTAAFT (People Who Applied For These Also Applied For These) functionality. This functionality benefits candidates and recruiters. To see this functionality in action

1. Go to

2. Sign-in or Register your myfish4 account

3. Click My Email Alerts

4. Click Create email alert

5. Enter your search criteria and save

It is as simple as that.

fish4vans now has approximately 14,000 used vans and trucks for sale

June 9, 2007

fish4vans now has approximately 14,000 used vans and trucks for sale. Due to various deals the number of adverts has grown significantly.