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21st Century Job Boards

Finding a job can be a complicated process. Especially when the tools to do this are not readily available. Job seekers need access to information from recruiters about vacancies available at companies. In Botswana today we have a tool that provides such access.

There is an online space where employers and jobseekers can connect and share information with one another in real-time. This is done through cutting edge electronic recruitment platforms called online job boards. Careerpoolbotswana.com provides this space for our local job market.  Online job boards simplifying the way people find jobs.

They cut out the rig moral and expense attached to recruitment, for both seeker and recruiter. Our market locally is perfectly poised to make full use of these technology-based electronic recruitment tools contained in job boards. Hence why online job boards have become common place in Africa and the world because of the manner in which they connect jobseeker to employers.

For example, Careerpool has an option for job seekers called job alerts. It’s quite a simple yet incredibly useful feature of the site. How it works is that you go onto www.careerpoolbotswana.com, upload your CV to the site and then select the job alerts tab. Input your particular field of work e.g. marketing. Once your field is selected you have the option of selecting how often you want to be alerted.

Then, just like that, you will then be alerted of all jobs that are advertised on the Careerpool job board that fall within your field of expertise. Brilliant right? A very simple yet superbly efficient way of keeping you abreast of your job market. E-mail notification is sent to you and this helps remove the guess work of finding out who is advertising and for what positions. For the employer this only bodes well as their advertised vacancy will go straight to a larger audience of the intended target group in a shorter space of time.

This is the type of functionality and ease of job searching and advertising/posting that Careerpool brings to our job market. Never one to think too insular, I thought I’d share with you some job boards around the world that have risen to prominence. These are the 21st century job boards that Careerpool benchmarks its services on. Starting with Indeed.com. This job board has risen to the summit of being one of the world’s best job boards.

They have job listings from thousands of websites including company career pages, job boards, newspaper classifieds, associations and other online sources of job posting. We as Careerpool also strive to garner a variety of job adverts across a multitude of sources so we can truly call ourselves the central repository for all jobs in Botswana.  Nowadays companies have career pages that enable people to find all relevant information about vacancies they are advertising for.

I commend these companies for their techno savvy and forward thinking. Even so, there is still a great need to engage job boards into their arsenal when trying to source the best talent possible. The reason for this is that there are so many companies out there that a job seeker cannot go through all of their individual websites to search for work. What then guarantees that they will end up on your company’s particular careers page? How do you draw traffic directly to you? An online job board of course.

They are positioned, like Careerpool is, in the right space to connect you to job seekers. Job seekers seek information on vacancies, we provide it and point them to you. When potential employees find your company on CareerPool, you can be assured your information was disseminated and you can look forward to greater traffic for your careers page. Your company benefits from its careers page and further increases its effectiveness by linking it to Careerpool.

Another very successful job board is LinkUp.com, a job search engine that works in the manner I discussed above. Its job adverts or postings are from small, mid-sized and large company career sections and are updated when the company updates its page. Other notable job board sites are SimplyHired.com which provides access to millions of job openings across all job categories and industries through its exclusive network of thousands of partner sites. A familiar player in the space is Linkedin.com which connects the world’s professionals.

LinkedIn.com even allows you to follow companies of interest. Then there’s a very interesting social and mobile recruitment platform that Careerpool benchmarks its job alerts function from, they are TweetMyJobs.com. Job matches are delivered instantly, daily, weekly depending on the user to your social media, e-mail, text etc. They push jobs onto Twitter with more than 10,000 job channels segmented by geography, job type and industry to instantly connect employers and recruiters with targeted job candidates. No list of 21st century job boards would be complete without including Monster.com.

They are the original job board. They have expanded and now provide a multitude of services like searching for and apply for jobs online, post resume, review company profiles, salary information and career advice. Very useful information to have at your fingertips and help you focus your job search. There are indeed many other job bards across the world than the ones I have shared with you. I look at these 21st century job boards and their functionality and compare them to Careerpool. I am filled with pride as I realize that we already provide the majority of the functionality that our international comrades too.

The service we are providing to Batswana is world class and it’s one that all can indeed benefit from. The platform is here, all that is left is for job seekers and employers to make use of it and simplify the recruitment process for ever. We as CareerPool will strive to ensure the functionality we provide on our platform serves the people of our users here in our local market. Explore the site today to enjoy homegrown 21st century job board technology at your fingertips.

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China’s GDP expands 3% in 2022 despite various pressures

2nd February 2023
China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 3% year-on-year to 121.02 trillion yuan ($17.93 trillion) in 2022 despite being mired in various growth pressures, according to data from the National Bureau Statistics.

The annual growth rate beat a median economist forecast of 2.8% as polled by Reuters. The country’s fourth-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% also surpassed expectations for a 1.8% increase.

In 2022, the Chinese economy encountered more difficulties and challenges than was expected amid a complex domestic and international situation. However, NBS said economic growth stabilized after various measures were taken to shore up growth.

Industrial output rose 3.6% in 2022 over the previous year, while retail sales slightly shrank by 0.2% data show that fixed-asset investment increased 5.1% over 2021, with a 9.1% hike in manufacturing investment but a 10% fall in property investment.

China created 12.06 million new jobs in urban regions throughout the year, surpassing its annual target of 11 million, and officials have stressed the importance of continuing an employment-first policy in 2023.

Meanwhile, China tourism market is a step closer to robust recovery. Tourism operators are in high spirits because the market saw a good chance of a robust recovery during the Spring Festival holiday amid relaxed COVID-19 travel policies.

On January 27, the last day of the seven-day break, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism published an encouraging performance report of the tourism market. It said that domestic destinations and attractions received 308 million visits, up 23.1% year-on-year. The number is roughly 88.6% of that in 2019, they year before the pandemic hit.

According to the report, tourism-related revenue generated during the seven-day period was about 375.8 billion yuan ($55.41 billion), a year-on-year rise of 30%. The revenue was about 73% of that in 2019, the Ministry said.

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Jewellery manufacturing plant to create over 100 jobs

30th January 2023

The state of the art jewellery manufacturing plant that has been set up by international diamond and cutting company, KGK Diamonds Botswana will create over 100 jobs, of which 89 percent will be localized.

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Investors inject capital into Tsodilo Resources Company

25th January 2023

Local diamond and metal exploration company Tsodilo Resources Limited has negotiated a non-brokered private placement of 2,200, 914 units of the company at a price per unit of 0.20 US Dollars, which will provide gross proceeds to the company in the amount of C$440, 188. 20.

According to a statement from the group, proceeds from the private placement will be used for the betterment of the Xaudum iron formation project in Botswana and general corporate purposes.

The statement says every unit of the company will consist of a common share in the capital of the company and one Common Share purchase warrant of the company.

Each warrant will enable a holder to make a single purchase for the period of 24 months at an amount of $0.20. As per regularity requirements, the group indicates that the common shares and warrants will be subject to a four month plus a day hold period from date of closure.

Tsodilo is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements. This is for the reason that the fair market value of the private placement, insofar as it involves the director, is not more than 25% of the company’s market capitalization.

Tsodilo Resources Limited is an international diamond and metals exploration company engaged in the search for economic diamond and metal deposits at its Bosoto Limited and Gcwihaba Resources projects in Botswana.  The company has a 100% stake in Bosoto which holds the BK16 kimberlite project in the Orapa Kimberlite Field (OKF) in Botswana.

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