Considering that I am not willing to relocate.
Can you change careers to show how many employers would even consider hiring me.
So instead of:
57 Global Employers (beta)
Perhaps something like:
57 Global Employers (beta) - 3 hiring in your preferred locations.
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If you are wondering which employers are searching on the careers site, you're asking the wrong question. You need to be at the job listing site, not the CV listing site. And if you're in a smaller market where we don't have any job listings, you're going to have to go to the larger sites until we grow.
You set yourself up the bomb. You are telling me how many employers are searching for me. The next natural question to ask is "who are they?" followed by "where are they from?". Its human nature. I think it probably would be better if you did away with the stats, at the end of the day I don't care about no popularity contest, I'm looking for a kick ass job. The only measure that is of interest to me is the number of times cool offers pop up. If this number is 0 in 3 years, well, I will probably not renew.
As my heroine Mariah Carey says: "Love takes time". So yes, I understand that the fishing for interesting jobs in a tiny geographic segment of the market will take a while.
From a business perspective this has been marketed as a global service, when in reality it is a very north american centric service with infrastructure to go global. I think it should be made clear to people who sign up today, if say, they are from Alice Springs that it is not that likely anyone will be contacting them in the near future.
At the end of the day this is a simple usability issue, you are showing me information that is not at all relevant to me in 200% font size and I would like the information either made relevant or taken away.
I understand that currently there is no technical way to make the information relevant but technical problems can be solved, you can gather more information from employers. Having said that, the more serious problem is that it would seem that this information should be of no concern to me anyway (according to the careers philosophy), so why not simply take it away?