College Recruiter: Scaling search to help every student and recent grad find a great career

About College Recruiter

College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. It is the leading job search site used by students and recent graduates of all 7,400+ one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities who are searching for part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. College Recruiter's customers are primarily Fortune 1,000 companies, federal government agencies, and other employers who want to hire dozens, hundreds, or thousands of students and recent graduates per year.

Industries: Technology
Location: United States

College Recruiter leverages Google Cloud Talent Solution to enhance job search results on the site so students and recent graduates can more effectively find great careers.

Google Cloud Results

  • Increases number of job searches per month by more than 25%
  • Increases number of click throughs by more than 20%
  • Saves more than 10 developer hours per month
  • Increases time candidates spend on site by more than 5%

+242% jump in candidates clicking to apply for jobs

College Recruiter believes that every student and recent graduate deserves a great career. Fortune 1,000 companies, federal government agencies, and many other organizations depend on College Recruiter to hire dozens, or even hundreds, of students and recent graduates for part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. At any given time, tens of thousands of employers advertise well over a million jobs on College Recruiter, so it is critical for them to have a fast, intuitive, scalable, and quality job search that can quickly provide candidates with the most relevant results.

"We immediately understood that replacing our existing, proprietary search with Google Cloud would both reduce our costs and deliver a far better experience."

Steven Rothberg, Founder and President, College Recruiter

"Candidates should not need to be experts in boolean to find the jobs of interest to them. It is our job to deliver the results that are relevant to them if we want them to be interested in and apply to the jobs advertised on our site," says Steven Rothberg, Founder and President of College Recruiter.

College Recruiter's previous job search solution was managed in-house by a team of engineers. This became increasingly time and resource intensive, as the time these engineers spent adjusting algorithms and fixing bugs took away from their ability to work on other projects. In Cloud Talent Solution, College Recruiter saw an opportunity to easily scale its search and AI capabilities without having to invest more of its own engineering resources. College Recruiter connected with Google and became an alpha partner of Cloud Talent Solution in mid-2017.

"We immediately understood that replacing our existing, proprietary search with Google Cloud would both reduce our costs and deliver a far better experience to our candidate customer group. The result is higher quality and quantity of applications to our employer customer group," explains Steven.

"The time savings on the development side has been huge. We're saving at least 10 developer hours a month."

Mike Willbanks, Vice President of Product Development, College Recruiter

Improved business KPIs

After migrating from an in-house job search to Cloud Talent Solution, College Recruiter has seen deeper engagement on its site and significant increases in many of its key performance indicators.

The biggest improvement for College Recruiter has been a dramatic increase in apply clicks, which occur when a candidate clicks the apply button to go from the job description page to the application page. "Since moving to Cloud Talent Solution, we've seen a 242 percent increase in apply clicks," notes Steven.

Activity on the site has also increased. With Cloud Talent Solution, candidates now spend over 5 percent more time on the website, which has led to a 25 percent increase in the number of searches they conduct per month. As candidates find more relevant results from those searches, they have been 20 percent more likely to click through from the search results to the job details page.

"Quite frankly, we couldn't be happier with the personal level of support that we've received"

Steven Rothberg, Founder and President, College Recruiter

Reduction in development costs

With Cloud Talent Solution, College Recruiter no longer needs to devote significant engineering time or other resources to manage the site's job search functionality. "The time savings on the development side has been huge. We're saving at least 10 developer hours a month," says Vice President of Product Development, Mike Willbanks. "That's allowed my team to move a number of other projects to completion a lot faster, including how many jobs we can import from our largest customers and how often we can import those jobs, both of which have led to far better search results for the job seekers because they're searching from more jobs, which are refreshed more often."

Ongoing personal support

"Quite frankly, we couldn't be happier with the personal level of support that we've received," notes Steven. "When we have questions, we reach out and get specific answers, not copy-and-paste templates. We aren't stuck filling in support forms that may or may not get answered promptly or even at all. The level of support has encouraged and enabled us to continue to look for ways that we can broaden our usage."

About College Recruiter

College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. It is the leading job search site used by students and recent graduates of all 7,400+ one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities who are searching for part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. College Recruiter's customers are primarily Fortune 1,000 companies, federal government agencies, and other employers who want to hire dozens, hundreds, or thousands of students and recent graduates per year.

Industries: Technology
Location: United States
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