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Careers24 appoint HotLizard as job board software partner

HotLizard and Careers24 are proud to announce the launch of the latest version of

Established in 2005, Careers24 is a specialist online recruitment site that predominantly targets recruiters and candidates based in South Africa. HotLizard has been delivering award winning job board software and recruitment website design for over 11 years. So, when Careers24 decided to launch a new version of the job board, it was HotLizard they approached with the opportunity to act as their technology partner.

The new site has been delivered using the latest version of HotLizard's proven Gecko Job Board Software technology. The site offers all of the usual features expected from a Job Board such as Job Search, CV Search, Job Posting, Banner Advertising and Job / CV Alerts, as well as advanced features to really give the edge over its competitors. These more unique features include microsites, a quick registration option for candidates, a mobile version of the site, intelligent search and match technology and automated CV parsing.

Sarah Fielding, Project Manager at HotLizard comments:

It is projects like that really allow HotLizard to utilise its consultative and creative approach. HotLizard has been able to further demonstrate its flexibility but offering Careers24 the opportunity to own the source code and host the site internally. The project has been a great success and we've had fantastic feedback since it has gone live. During the project we built a strong relationship with the team that we plan to continue ongoing.

In an ever increasing competitive market, Careers24 understand the importance of offering a compelling product through the use of superior technology and by introducing innovative ways to maximise the volume and quality of the traffic to the site. Careers24 is part of Africa's largest media company, the Naspers Group. As a result of this relationship they have the advantage of being able to distribute jobs across a network of sites within the group including, MWEB and It is this level of exposure and the attention to detail invested in the job board functionality that has resulted in Careers24 generating in the region of 400 000 registered candidates.

Tim Gregory, General Manager at Careers24 comments:

When I joined Careers24 in early 2010 it was clear that our existing platform was in need of a major overhaul. We looked to more competitive job board markets for a technology partner, and after speaking to a number of potential vendors in the US and UK we selected HotLizard to build a new platform for us on top of their proven Gecko technology. The approach was highly collaborative, and HotLizard successfully worked with the Careers24 team to realise our wishes for our new platform. We've had fantastic support from HotLizard in migrating to our new platform and I wouldn't hesitate to work with the HotLizard team again.

Careers24 is one of South Africa's leading career portals, listing jobs from a selection of recruiters and attracting hundreds of thousands of job candidates on a monthly basis.

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