Dan Sumption, the interaction director at Hard Reality, has a look
News International has entered the already crowded field of online
recruitment sites with Revolver.com, combining the jobs sections of The
Times and The Sunday Times. These two online newspapers have long been
pet hates of mine because of their scrappy design, unfathomable
navigation and lack of brand coherence. Fortunately for job-seekers
everywhere, Revolver has inherited none of its parents’ handicaps.
While most competitor media owner job sites cannibalise their print
sections, Revolver attempts to act as an intermediary in the recruitment
Users can enter an online CV and submit this to the advertisers on the
site. You can search the jobs listed for specific terms, or perform a
search that is based on category, location, salary and term.
If you don’t find your dream job immediately, you can save your search
and have new matches e-mailed to you.
Employers get a slightly rougher deal. Basic listings are free but you
need an account - which you can’t create online - to post a vacancy.
Instead you need to go through the tedious process of e-mailing or
telephoning Revolver’s sales team. Once you have your account, you can
wait for the CVs to flow in - browsing is free, but if you want an
applicant’s contact details then you have to pay for them.
Revolver is stronger in functionality than its competitors and better
positioned than rivals such as Jobstart. However, there is still plenty
of room for enhanced functionality. The launch ad campaign was fairly
uninspiring, but the site looks placed to do well in a highly
Owner News International
Site positioning Help people to find new jobs and employers to find new
Launched 4 June 2000
Developed by Rosetta Stone Consultancy