LONDON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ --

- Best Match Functionality Helps Clients to Source Right Candidates

The IT Job Board ( - the biggest IT jobs site in the UK(1), has launched a CV Database. The system, which was designed in-house, will provide The IT Job Board's clients with access to over 100,000 candidate CV's across Europe.

Clients are able to search for candidates using a combination of skills, phrases and location search terms, along with other criteria, such as qualifications, and availability. Once a list of candidates is retrieved, they can view or download a CV, save the search criteria, create email shortlists, and set up email alerts.

A key differentiator of The IT Job Board's CV Database is the 'Best Match' functionality. Best Match is a profiling tool that enables The IT Job Board to analyse and score CVs, in order to match similar ones on the system.

Alex Farrell, managing director of The IT Job Board, commented: The Best Match technology can drastically reduce the time it takes an employer to find relevant CV's. They simply source a candidate they like, and use the system to search for other similar applicants.

We provide Best Match technology across all our job boards, and have had real success with it. We therefore chose to implement the product within the newly launched CV Database and believe it will act as a real point of market differentiation.

Farrell added: Today, candidates in the IT sector often prefer to be head-hunted by employers, as opposed to applying blindly to recruitment agency adverts. And, in these difficult economic times, clients also tend to look for the most cost effective route in order to find potential employees. Historical surveys have highlighted that the average cost per head can be heavily reduced using an online CV Database.

Notes to editors

About The IT Job Board:

The IT Job Board ( is the biggest IT jobs site in the UK with over 16,500 vacancies advertised.

The IT Job Board group of companies was set up in April 2002 in recognition that recruitment in the IT sector was increasingly dominated by the internet.

Online technology enables sophisticated targeting - for example by skill, region or experience - of's database of 800,000 IT professionals. The IT Job Board always tries to get closer to candidates either via planned content campaigns, or through the use of social networks.

The site also offers employers services such as branded job postings, a featured employer zone, targeted email campaigns and guidance on advertising copy. The managed campaign service filters responses to provide companies with a shortlist of applicants most suitable for the advertised position.'s clients include Bloomberg, Ford Retail, GCHQ, Lloyds Pharmacy, Forte Trinity, Office for National Statistics, ESRI UK and The London Borough of Hillingdon.

(1) The IT Job Board currently advertises over 16,500 vacancies, and has the largest database of candidates at 800,000 (as at April, 2009) For further information, interviews and photography please contact: Katrina Suppiah Publicite Ltd T: +44(0)20-8543-6582 E:

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