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Is Candidate-Centric Even a Thought For Recruiting Platforms?

Candidate-centric is a forgotten principle in recruiting tech because candidate-centric isn’t paying the bills. Margins are.

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It feels like third-party recruiting platforms are in a race to the bottom for who can suck the most cash out of the system while providing the cheapest possible experience for non-revenue-generating job seekers.

Example: Why is Dribble speaking to employers on their job board at all? Because that’s who pays them. $249/mo to be exact.

But as a job seeker, the last thing I want to see is your prominent CTA trying to grab more revenue from companies. When I land on a page that’s built for me, I want it to be designed to help me have a better job-seeking experience.

Side note: Dribble could not have taken a cheaper path to listing jobs. It’s lazy AF. You see, designing a better experience for a job seeker requires thoughtfulness, empathy, and expertise. And those things increase internal costs.

Candidate-centric is a forgotten principle in recruiting tech because candidate-centric isn’t paying the bills. Margins are.

(We stumbled upon this example while doing some research. We looked at ~20 different job boards and all of them had some version of this.)

— Nate


P.S. Whether it’s selling a job or a product, this is an example of how companies continually pander to the side of the market that pays them money—and ignore the experience of the audience who doesn’t.

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