Fantastic.jobs is an umbrella of several niche career platforms. After launching our first website eDiscovery.jobs in June 2020, we have expanded to several other platforms. Currently, these are:
Our goal is simple: Search & Apply, that’s it!
1. Employers post jobs
2. You specify your region & job categories
3. Find a job that you like and apply
No nonsense, no middlemen, no mandatory accounts, and absolutely no fee for applicants ever!
Search & Apply, that’s it!
There are some other focus points, like data privacy and our emphasis on remote jobs. If you would like to know more then please keep reading. If not then happy job hunting!
These are our 14 key features:
1. Connect directly with employers
We understand the value of recruiting agents. Some employers are restricted to using agents because of regulations, or because they simply have no time to recruit themselves.
This platform, however, is only for employers and candidates. We believe that an external recruiting agent is not necessary for the majority of employers if you present job seekers with an efficient way of finding them. Recruiting agent freelancers, that are salaried or contracted by the employer, are more than welcome to post here, but with full transparency.
2. No mandatory accounts or subscription for job seekers, ever.
Potential candidates can apply directly to the company, you will never need to set up an account to do this.
3. No fees for job seekers, ever
The last thing you want when you lose your job is to pay a fee to apply for a new job. We will not charge applicants a fee. Ever!
4. Limitation to roles within the Niche
We will only allow roles to be listed that are relevant for the Niche. Each platform will have several categories available and you will only be able to submit roles within those categories.
5. Focus on privacy: We do not store resumes or have insights into resumes sent to employers.
We strongly believe that resumes are very personal and should not be shared or kept in a database of a company or website, other than the company you’re applying for.
When using the contact form application, the resume will be uploaded and briefly saved on our systems before sending it to the employer. Directly after sending it will be removed permanently.
6. Focus on privacy: Hosted in Europe. GDPR and CalOPPA compliant
We will only save user data which is absolutely necessary. For a job site that hosts no resumes, it’s not that much:
Employers: We will save your email address. Once we start charging fees we will save your billing information as well.
Applicants: We don’t save any user information.
Applicants (Job Alerts): We only require your email address.
Furthermore, we encourage you to send us any DSAR requests if you want to have insights in your data, we are prepared for this.
7. Focus on security and technology: Best in class hosting and software
We have built this platform on the best technology there is to offer in terms of security and performance:
– Hosted by Kinsta, a leading hosting provider.
– CMS by WordPress and WP Job manager. WP Job manager is an official plugin from Automattic, which is WordPress.com’s parent company. Both WordPress and WP Job manager get regular security and content updates
– Purchasing job packages is handled by Woocommerce, also an official plugin from Automattic. This is currently turned off until we start charging fees
– Payment processing is handled by Stripe, which is a leading payment provider and has great integration with Woocommerce
Furthermore, all admin accounts have mandatory 2 factor authentication to ensure that your data is safe. The website is protected by Cloudflare against DDOS and other attacks.
8. Working Remote and Work from home
As of writing, we are in the middle of the Coronavirus quarantine and the majority of SaaS professionals are working from home. We expect that working from home or working 100% remotely will be the new standard, even when the quarantine has lifted. This is why we highlight remote jobs on a separate page, and we have integrated a “Remote” field when creating a job listing.
9. Easy applications
We think that an extensive cover letter is not necessary anymore in 2020, and have created an alternative for every employer who chooses application by email.
The applicant will be presented a minimal form, where they can fill in their personal information and the following optional field:
“Describe your current/last role in max 3 sentences”
We believe that this description should suffice for any modern job application. But, like almost everything else on this website we like to give you options, so the applicant can add more information as he/she wishes.
Sending a resume is also completely optional, we want to give the applicant the option to start a conversation first.
10. No ads, minimal tracking & cookies
We don’t believe in the added value of ads and instead will start charging a reasonable fee for unlimited job listings starting April 2022.
We will not place any unwarranted cookies on this platform. We will limit cookies to basic functionality like visitor statistics.
11. Almost everything is optional
We want to give employers choice. Choice to design their job listings to their liking. We have several fields that can be useful to fill in for your job listing, but almost none of them are mandatory.
A good example is a salary, some companies wish to share a base salary with potential applicants, while other companies prefer it to be negotiable. The choice is entirely up to you!
12. Detailed statistics
Employers are able to track full visitor statistics per job listing. Showing you the number of views, clicks, and applicants per listing. Power to you!
13. Clear pricing, no featured listings
While the platforms are currently free, there will be a fee for posting jobs in the future. As a wise man once said: “If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product”. And that’s not our intention.
Now there are several ways of monetizing a website to take care of the recurring costs of running a platform like this. Ads are one of them, charging applicants a fee is another, and selling your data is a 3rd. We are going with option 4: To charge a fee to the employers.
The reason is quite simple: We don’t like ads, we think it’s unethical to charge a fee to someone who has just lost their job, and we’re obviously not going to sell your data.
In our market research, we found that job listings usually go for anywhere between $150 and $1200 per month per listing, we intend to offer listings on this website for a much better rate than that.
Furthermore, we don’t offer featured or highlighted listings. Every company, large or small budget, will have the same opportunities to advertise their jobs.
If you have made it all the way through this wall of text, then thank you for reading! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!