FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3rd, 2006
AgCareers.com Launches Website in Australia and New Zealand
November 3, 2006, Australia ~ AgCareers.com, a Farms.com company, is excited to announce the launch of the AgCareers.com website in Australia and New Zealand. The recent expansion of the AgCareers.com site will allow current AgCareers.com clients a number of rewards, from new products to an increased efficiency to source candidates, as well as a broader international focus for those that are interested.
With the addition of servicing new countries, AgCareers.com has made a few enhancements to the site. The modifications are subtle and were made to add to the service AgCareers.com provides to our North American employers, Australian and New Zealand employers as well as job seekers globally.
When a visitor comes to www.AgCareers.com, it will automatically recognize your location and direct you to the homepage for your region. If this does not happen automatically, or if the visitor would like to browse various countries, they can easily select their region of preference by selecting their default country under the ‘Quick Search’, which is located under the main graphic in the top left-hand corner on the AgCareers.com homepage. This allows AgCareers.com to feature jobs, employers, advertisements, news, and events that are relevant specifically to each region.
A number of other additions to the AgCareers.com homepage include features such as the ‘Suite of Products’, which will give users quick access to the many additional products and services AgCareers.com offers in each geographic area.
Another major component of the modifications made to the AgCareers.com website is the enhanced job search map. The new map allows AgCareers.com to feature jobs from specific regions and states, as well as allowing applicants to search more efficiently.
When employers post jobs on the site they can now categorize their jobs into certain sectors (agribusiness, production, government, etc.). These basic categories were selected to give job seekers an easy way to break down the number of opportunities into a few broad sectors. Also, within the job posting section, employers will select the country that they would like the job posting to be listed in, then the region and then state/province. If employers would like their posting to appear in multiple states they can select that it is posted by region by leaving the state/province selection as ‘all’. Employers will also continue to have the opportunity to post jobs nationwide if they choose.
Employers also have the opportunity to select where they want to allow applicants from. With the addition of new countries using the site, AgCareers.com wants to ensure employers receive applicants who are eligible to work in the geographic area specified. To do so, employers will be able to select which country’s AgCareers.com homepage that they would like for their posting to appear on.
One other additional enhancement for the employer is the automated response feature to the applicant. This feature allows employers to develop a message that can be customized by contact/posting in their account that will automatically be sent to applicants as their resumes are received. Applicants often contact AgCareers.com to see if their resume has been received. This tool gives employers an easy way to ensure job seekers that their resume has been received without a lot of extra work on the employer’s part.
For the applicants, a number of the new site additions were mentioned above, but those that specifically relate to using the site to search for job opportunities or posting resumes can be found below. AgCareers.com has featured the ‘Advanced Job Search’ on the homepage. This will allow job seekers to put in multiple key fields to generate a list of job opportunities targeted toward their specific needs. Also, applicants can break down the search by sector.
Applicants now have the opportunity to set-up a personal search agent. This option allows applicants to select a few keywords and then pull out any job descriptions that contain those words. Those that have the key words will be listed and waiting for them when they log-in to their account.
Finally, job seekers that choose to post their resume in the AgCareers.com database will have the option to select the companies that can and can not view their resume. Applicants will be able to choose ‘all companies’ to have access or select one or more to whom they would like to limit access.
AgCareers.com is confident these additions will help to enhance the use of the site for its current clients as well as its new friends in Australia and New Zealand.
Farms.com Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative information products and services, with software solutions for the global agriculture and food industries. Farms.com can be accessed through its internationally recognized agriculture information portal, which has business services and resources for the 16,000-plus agribusiness professionals and livestock and crop producers who use it each day for business services and resources. In addition to AgCareers.com -- the leading human resources website for the agriculture and food industry; Farms.com companies include PigCHAMP, Inc. (www.PigCHAMP.com) -- the leading swine industry software and knowledge management company, as well as M&F Trading the leading livestock marketing company in the North American pork industry. Farms.com operates across North America with offices in Ames, Iowa; Clinton, North Carolina; Fresno, California; and Guelph and London, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit: www.Farms.com.