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If Job Boards are Dying, Why are they Growing?


Financial Times Career Management announced last week that their executive Job Board,, has reached 500,000 registered users.

Passing this benchmark is a significant moment for the job board, which features £60k+ jobs in all sectors across the globe, and follows a period of high levels of site activity. January 2013 saw a 30% increase in unique users visiting the site and a 54% increase in new registrations compared to January 2012. Organic search traffic to the site has also increased by 66% year-on-year.

The last 18 months has been a time of growth for, with the launch of the execprofiles CV database, the popular Essentials Package which includes campaign-managed social advertising, and new mobile features such as ‘Apply with LinkedIn’. The continued growth of the site highlights the relevance of the services, and the quality of the jobs, to senior executives and advertisers alike.

Steve Playford, Managing Director of Financial Times Career Management, said:

“Reaching half a million engaged senior executive job seekers is a real milestone for the business and has been achieved through the hard work we have put in over the years to position ourselves as the market leader for senior jobs.”

“We have given our clients a great return on investment by delivering highly relevant candidates while ensuring that job seekers have access to fresh and genuine job content. I think our unique model of posting jobs for a week rather than a month has helped to retain a high quality base of users and to have a pool of 500,000 global business leaders to work with is a very exciting prospect.” is the senior-level job board from the Financial Times that covers all sectors across the globe.