Job tagging as a recruitment tool

I’ve often considered how online job search could be made more effective for recruiters and job seekers. Perhaps tagging is the answer. Employers could add tags to opportunities that would be used to power job searches.

So, check this out. Breast Cancer Care are looking for a Web Content Manager to join their New Media team and have created a web page using tags to convey the nature of the role.

I like the way that they have made the tags active links to appropriate sections of their website (and external sites). This could be extended to include links to photo sets on Flickr illustrating the charity’s activities.

When you think about it, this technique is also common sense; as more and more tech-savvy, socially-orientated graduates enter the marketplace, Breast Cancer Care are making themselves stand out from the crowd.