Getting a job in Ghana can best be described as complicated of late. This calls for the need for innovative employment services that meets the demands of the constantly changing job environment. Job seekers in Accra for instance start their typical working day before 5 am and reaches home after 5 pm mainly due to traffic jams. This leaves workers in Ghana very little room to attend to their job search needs. Likewise, fresh graduates complete school with little experience on the demands of the job market as career guidance and and freemium services that targets the unemployed youth is virtually non existent. This write-up provides an insight into the employment services of Sobiaonline, an innovative employment search agency in Ghana. Below, is a detailed description of the products and services provided by Sobiaonline.
1. Online Profile Services (LinkedIn, Facebook, Career Websites)
As you might be already aware, Sobiaonline services revolves around CV design/upgrade and the online profile service is an extension of the CV upgrade service. With the online profile service, Sobiaonline professionally upgrades the LinkedIn profiles of Job seekers in a manner that matches their professional standing, enhances their online presence, and makes them visible to head hunters online. No matter how well your CV is designed, how attractive the formatting or how good its looks it stands very little chance without an enhanced online profile with most institutions today.
According to job scan for example, 87% of recruiters uses linkedIn to find candidates for jobs whilst 94% uses linkedIn to vet job candidates. Job scan also added that an enhanced linkedIn profile can increase a job seeker’s profile views 132 times and triple the amount of your appearances in search results. Sobiaonline LinkedIn makeover service is specially designed to significantly increase your employment prospects in this regard.
A very similar service is provided for job seekers who are interested in upgrading their Facebook profiles. The service also serves small businesses who are interested in either creating new Facebook pages or upgrading existing ones.
Sobiaonline is also pioneering what it calls career website services. With this service, Sobiaonline designs customize career websites and professionally integrates the Facebook profile and the linkedIn profiles of job seekers. With this service, job seekers have the option of storing multiple CVs in your online database to keep it safe. This also ensures that job seekers are always prepared to roll out applications timely. What I love about this third package is that the career website is search engine optimized making job seeker profiles more visible thereby making them accessible to head hunters.
To order either the LinkedIn profile upgrade or the Facebook profile upgrade click here
2. Job Search and Application Services
The job search and application service is a comprehensive job search package that provides the following complementary job search services all in one: job search for job seekers, document upgrade (CV, Cover Letter and any other document required for a specific job application), and job application. Sounds a bit confusing? Perhaps an illustration might be of help? Lets say you have opted for the job search and application service for three jobs package within a period of 30 days. The typical steps involved are:
1. Sobiaonline will commence with a review of your old application documents which should be forewarded to the immediately you have ordered the service. Documents are typically forwarded to Sobiaonline using their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or through their WhatsApp chat platform using : 233 242782389.
2. Based on the outcome of the review, a meeting will be held with you the job seeker to discuss the types of jobs to focus on and provide their expert advice. This discussion will be based on considerations such as your career interest, your academic background, professional experience and how that should inform jobs that are best fit for you the job seeker.
2. Sobiaonline will then proceed with the job search. Sobiaonline uses Real Syndication Feeds (RSS) technology that sourced jobs globally the moment they are posted. Sobiaonline equally source jobs from offline channels. Substantial amount of Sobiaonline Jobs is also obtained from employers who make use of Sobiaonline jobs posting platform via Sobiaonline jobs portal
3. On weekly basis Sobiaonline provides updates on latest job openings that best matches your profile. Based on these updates jobs that are agreed upon are picked. Mind you, because we started this illustration with the three jobs package the job seeker will thus be given 3 jobs service within the span of 30 days. However, it is also possible to go in for two jobs package or just one package and the pricing varies.
4. Once a particular job is identified at any point in time, Sobiaonline team will then professionally upgrade the application documents. The service also includes a free ATS scan of candidates resumes. Recently, Sobiaonline has added a free LinkedIn profile review service once you order any of the packages.
5. After the document preparation process Sobiaonline provides two options. With the first option job seekers can proceed with the application process but using a guided application protocol. The second option is that Sobiaonline can proceed with the actual application using a different email account generated specifically for the job seeker.
6. Finally, it is important to note that Sobiaonline also provide pre-interview career advise and guidance and other writing services. For further clarification you can open a ticket on sobiaonline using this link.
What I love most about these job search and application packages is that it has come as a Savior to professionals who are currently employed to attend to their job search needs. Secondly, for mid career professionals who seeks career change or transitioning into senior management positions, the service offers a perfect solution where their CVs and other applications protocols are expertly addressed to meet this requirement.
With the LinkedIn review service candidates are able to tell their story better and at the same time harmonize their CVs with that of their profiles. For fresh graduates, this service is a very good capacity building process as Sobiaonline always works closely with job seekers helping them to learn and share ideas on their job search and application processes. The service also offers fresh graduates the chance to escape basic CV errors and job application protocol mistakes that often results in high rejection rates of fresh graduates during applications. You can order any of these three packages here.
3. CV Design and Upgrade Services
If you are really interested in boosting your interview chances then, Sobiaonline CV upgrade service is something worth trying out. It is imperative to mention that for every professional, there is always need to seek out the services of a professional CV writer from time to time. You might think your CV is good but the fact that your CV will be looked at with a different lens is something you need to try out.
As explained under the job search and application service, the CV upgrade services follows the same procedure as in the job search and application service only that this service has been segregated into three packages: Fresh graduates and SHS/JHS graduates, Mid-Career CV and Executive CV for senior professionals. It has been established that recruiters spend less than 6 seconds screening applicants CVs and Sobiaonline CVs are designed with this in mind. Sobiaonline CVs showcases candidates profiles, skills, experiences, education, references, certifications and others without missing the details.
All CVs prepared by Sobiaonline are also optimised using latest technologies: Resume scanner, Grammar checker and word cloud services. In terms of design, Sobiaonline is designed with content and this makes sobiaonline CVs very responsive to modern applications used to screen CVs. Click here if you want to order a package.
CVs designed by Sobiaonline are attractive to recruiters, it is concisely written and makes candidates standout as achievers. To assure quality, Sobiaonline screen their CVs and resumes using cutting edge applicant tracking systems and grammar applications. Click on the image to learn more.
4. Job Posting
Sobiaonline provide a very user friendly platform that allows employers to advertise their jobs at their own convenience. By using a job submission form, employers are able to posts jobs and manage their own listings by simply opening a free account with Sobiaonline.com.
Unlike other service providers, Sobiaonlline provides the option for employers to decide on the expiry date, where applicants should send applications to, and specifications of documents that should be uploaded by applicants to support the application process. The form also made provision for logo upload, twitter handle, geocoded addresses of location, and website of recruiter or employer.
The logo upload feature allows job employers to improve the visibility of your business. All these features comes for free unless an employers wishes to feature the job posts beyond a specified period. Click on the image to learn more.
Why Sobiaonline and not other career agencies?
You might want to consider Sobiaonline for the following reasons:
- Sobiaonline works quite closely with their clients compared to typical agencies.
- Sobiaonline services are very affordable and they appeared to have the lowest rates in Ghana.
- Sobiaonline is very responsive to clients needs. Through their WhatsApp chat platform and ticket feature
- Sobiaonline respond to all clients queries all times even during post work hours (24/7)
- Sobiaonline provides high quality services backed by modern technology.
- Sobiaonline has very flexible payment options either through their bank account or using mobile money
- Sobiaonline goes by strict accountability and professional working standards.
This is write up seeks to clarify the nature of services provided by Sobiaonline. The Author currently serves as the Senior Team Lead of Sobiaonline. He would have still recommended these services even if he was not working with Sobiaonline.