Geo location is becoming more important as Google, Facebook, and others continue to micro-target their audiences. Users want relevant content and, especially for jobs, geography matters. Aspen Tech Labs’ CareersiteCloud careersite offers new Geo job search capability.
When searching for jobs by location, the system will now use the new GEO functionality to match corresponding locations within a specific number of miles from your searchable destination. The system looks into the database with GEO coordinates to find the closest locations based on miles radius.
If you type BOSTON in the location field and click on Search – we connect to our GEO Map to search for jobs in cities closest to the specified query within a specific number of miles.
While results in Boston might only show 93 jobs – setting a larger radius search, such as 100 miles will display additional jobs in cities located within 100 miles from Boston, i.e. other cities in the state of Massachusetts as well as jobs from cities across state lines, in nearby states such as Rhode Island and Vermont.
You can easily set the default miles/kilometers value for search, or allow the candidate to decide if they want to use it or not.
In order to activate the new GEO Radius search feature, please contact your CareerSiteCloud manager.