Reading the interbiznet Bugler this morning I saw a rankings of top 180 odd job boards across the globe based on the data from Top Job Sites who are using Alexa traffic rankings for each site to come up with the list. While the list is extremely US centric and really doesn’t cover the complete global view of the industry, ie JobSearch the Australian govenerment job site ranked at 9618 which would put it around number 43 globally was missing but all in all it is a good representation.
What got my really interested in the list is where some of the international sites sit in relation to the big US job boards.
|America’s Job Bank||US-Gov||3,099||3,077|
There are some very interesting observations I can make about the top 20 list. First is that it seems the 3rd and 5th ranked sites are Chinese language sites! Of the top 10 sites only 4 are US focused, which means 60% of the job board business is outside of the US! Ok I am not taking into account the reach. From an Australian perspective Seek is listing in number 12 position just behind Monster Canada, not bad for our little peice of dirt down here. Our other major sites mycareer.com.au and CareerOne are ranking 33 and 34 respectively very cool.
I am honestly surprised by the size of the market outside of the US and the implications this has for recruitment software vendors and job seekers.