What’s New?

Based on extensive research into the industry and the needs of our clients and jobseekers, we’re thrilled to relaunch a brand new InAutomotive.

As well as a fresh new look, the site will be jam packed with new and exciting features and old favourites which have been updated or revamped.

As we have made some considerable changes, we’re keen to ensure our clients are fully up to speed on what’s changed, how it works and how to make the most out of the new features. 

What’s New?

Based on extensive research into the industry and the needs of our clients and jobseekers, we’re thrilled to relaunch a brand new InAutomotive.

As well as a fresh new look, the site will be jam packed with new and exciting features and old favourites which have been updated or revamped.

As we have made some considerable changes, we’re keen to ensure our clients are fully up to speed on what’s changed, how it works and how to make the most out of the new features. 

Improved online checkout

If you prefer to post a job using our online checkout, we’ve introduced a brand new job advert builder. The builder is optimised for success and will prompt you to include the key information which jobseekers want to know before applying for jobs. 

What this means for you

  • The prompts will ensure you don’t accidentally miss out any vital information
  • Optimised to boost applications (based on extensive research and jobseeker feedback)

Pay the best day rate

Our new online checkout uses a payment algorithm to ensure that you’re paying the best day rate for the role you wish to advertise. You can also just pay per the number of days you would like the job advert to be live.

What this means for you


  • Once the job advert has achieved the number of quality applications you desire, you can cancel the campaign
  • Save money by only paying for the days you need

A place for jobseekers to get to know you

Over the last few decades, the recruitment landscape has shifted dramatically and jobseekers want to know more about a company before they will apply for their vacancies.  

A new ‘About us’ section (built within the job advert itself) will allow employers to provide supplementary information such as company culture, diversity policies, working hours and career progression opportunities. In a recent survey with InAutomotive users, this was the information they said they wanted to see in a job advert.  

All this additional information helps the jobseeker to make an informed decision about whether the position and company is suitable for them.

What this means for you

  • Build trust with jobseekers 
  • Increased quality applications as jobseekers can match themselves to vacancies more efficiently 
  • Reduced time spent sifting through irrelevant CVs 

Save a job advert as a draft

If you get half way through posting a job advert but need to come back to it later, you can now save it as a draft.

What this means for you

  • Store a job advert in your dashboard and publish at your convenience

Discover job advert performance indicators

We’ve displayed a lot of job adverts over the years so we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. That means we understand what makes a good job advert which attracts quality applications.  

Through this expert knowledge, we’ve introduced a new job advert enhancement tool which highlights where you’re performing well or where you are falling short, which could put off jobseekers applying. 

For example, if you’re advertising a Vehicle Mechanic vacancy in London with the salary of £18,000, we’ll flag that this is below the industry average for this job title and location.  

That means you can make amendments to job adverts while they are live in a bid to boost applications.

What this means for you

  • Your job advert reaches its maximum potential 
  • Reduce the chance of having to republish a job which takes time and uses job credits
  • Boost applications in the quickest time possible


Manage candidate applications more efficiently

In the new candidate management system, you can move candidates from ‘Applied’ into ‘Rejected,’ ‘Interviewed’ or ‘Hired.

Each time a candidate transitions into a new status, we’ll update them on the progress of their application. 

46% of InAutomotive users told us that not hearing back from the recruiter after applying was the most frustrating part about the recruitment process. Writing a CV and applying for a job can be time consuming so it is only polite to acknowledge their time. 

Rejected candidates can become advocates for your company if things end on a positive note. Perhaps they weren’t suitable for this role but they may be the right person for another vacancy. 

What this means for you

  • Simply move candidates through the candidate management system and be safe in the knowledge that candidates are being notified about the status of their application  
  • Boost your employer reputation by letting rejected applicants know where they stand


Improved and additional search filters

By improving the search filters in the CV Discovery tool, you’ll only see candidates which are most relevant to your search. 

To ensure your search is as specific as possible, we’ve also included additional filters.

What this means for you

  • Less time spent searching through irrelevant candidates 
  • More time spent discovering candidates which best match what you’re looking for


Saved search history

Time is scarce and a small change in functionality can make a big difference to a user’s time spent searching for candidates. This is why recruiter dashboards have now been updated to display previous search histories.

What this means for you

  • You don’t need to restart a previous search every time you use CV Discovery 
  • Your time is spent more efficiently


Discover suggested candidates

Our new suggested candidates feature does exactly what it says on the tin. Based on your recent search history, we’ll suggest candidates which match what you’re looking for.

Look out for suggested candidates in your recruiter dashboard.

What this means for you

  • Discover top talent in the quickest way possible


A new and improved dashboard

Measuring and understanding the success of your campaign is vital to ensure you’re putting your efforts and recruitment budget in the right place. The new and improved dashboard will feature a summary of the candidate management system, conversion rate indicators and performance comparisons. 

Recruiters will also be able to download reports, measure applications in real time and receive tips to boost job advert performance. 

What this means for you

  • Increased insights into the performance of your campaigns
  • Recruitment budget can be allocated efficiently 
  • Make better recruitment decisions based off enhanced analytics 


See how your competitors are performing

Through research, we understand that it is common for recruiters to miss out on candidates to their competition through reasons that are completely controllable.

That’s why our new performance comparison tool allows you to compare how you’re performing against other users.

What this means for you

  • If you’re not performing well, we can make suggestions on how to increase response 


Manage primary and secondary users

On your recruiter dashboard, a primary user will be able to do everything as normal on the company’s account. A secondary user will be restricted from making changes to your company’s billing information, adding or amending card details, purchasing Boost options, or adding additional users to the account.

What this means for you

  • Increased control of your account

Discover beyond the CV

If you’ve had an amazing CV land on your desk, you can now discover more about the candidate before inviting them to the interview stage. 

The new jobseeker profiles feature everything you’d want to know about a candidate including personal projects, certificates, awards achieved and so much more! 

Jobseekers love them as they can show off why they’re such a great employee and recruiters love them as they can make better decisions about who to take to interview.

What this means for you

  • Make informed choices on whether a candidate is suitable to interview
  • Save time interviewing unsuitable candidates 


View active jobseekers only

Through feedback from recruiters in 2020, we discovered the biggest recruitment bugbear was searching through old and out of date profiles.

That’s why we made the decision to hide inactive candidates from our database until they engage with us or update their profiles with fresh information.

That means your time can be spent more efficiently connecting and recruiting candidates who are serious about finding new career opportunities.

Rest assured though, we’ll be working hard in the background to reconnect with those candidates to ensure your career opportunities are seen by the best pool of talent possible.

What this means for you

  • Conduct more efficient candidate searches
  • Save time by only focusing on active and serious jobseekers

View complete profiles only

Unfortunately, candidates will sometimes only complete half of their profile which is a frustration of recruiters. This is why we will now only show you jobseekers who have provided sufficient information 

We will of course work hard in the background to encourage jobseekers to complete their profiles so they can show off just how great they are. 

What this means for you

  • Save time spent searching through incomplete profiles
  • Place your efforts searching and discovering serious jobseekers

Save candidates in your Talent Pool

For candidates or applicants that show promise, they can be saved to your talent pool for later. You can also make notes on them, such as how they performed in a phone interview or the next steps to take in their application.

What this means for you

  • Save time by storing the most suitable candidates in one handy location
  • Stay organised by making detailed notes on candidates

Rate candidates in your Talent Pool

When a candidate is saved to your talent pool, you can now rate the candidate out of 5. This could be an indicator of how suitable they are for your business, how qualified they are or a preference on who you’d like to contact next. 

Whatever system you opt to use, this can act as a way of distinguishing and filtering your talent

What this means for you

  • Save yourself time down the line by saving candidates for future job openings
  • Streamline your team’s recruitment, easily highlighting candidates to your colleagues via email, notes and ratings

See it in action

If you can’t wait to see these exciting features for yourself, simply login to your account or start a trial now.*