Conversations to Consider Before Posting Your Job on Indeed

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Here at Indeed, we want your job posting to have the best chance of attracting quality candidates. Streamline your candidate search by spending time on important conversations before you post.


Here are some topics to consider exploring before kicking off the recruitment process so that it can go as smoothly as possible.



Agree on required vs nice-to-have qualifications


When multiple colleagues are responsible for determining a potential applicant’s fit, it’s a good idea to be on the same page about which qualifications are required and preferred. 


Often, recruitment managers will feel comfortable if a qualification is just listed as a nice-to-have; however, in their mind that qualification is quite important.


Talk to your colleagues about what qualifications are deal-breakers. Try a little exercise to get the conversation started.  Write up fake examples of great candidates that have everything except one specific qualification. Would your colleague vote to recruit that example candidate or not? Discuss why or why not.


Agreeing on qualifications before posting a job and starting the interview process will help you find your perfect candidate faster.



Ask if you can include salary in the job posting


Quality candidates look for opportunities that meet their salary needs. Posting salary requirements upfront will increase your chances of getting more quality candidates on Indeed.


Additionally, your job posting will have the salary requirements highlighted when jobseekers scroll through search results. For this to happen, make sure you submit your salary in the question box during the job posting process in addition to the job description section.



Gather feedback on your job description


Once you submit your job posting, we’ll immediately start processing it for inclusion on our site to help kick off your search for the perfect candidate. Verify your job description is ready to share with potential applicants before logging onto Indeed. 


Make sure you’ve gotten any required feedback or approvals of the job description and that you feel confident about the information included. 



Consider allocating a budget to upgrade your job posting


Many employers on Indeed find more quality candidates when they decide to upgrade their job posting to a Sponsored Job


We especially recommend a Sponsored Job to employers who have hard-to-fill positions, need a candidate in a small geographic area or are looking for a candidate with highly specialised skills.


If you can’t get any budget approved for a Sponsored Job, don’t worry. Sponsoring a job is not required for most jobs posted on Indeed.


Ensure that candidates experience as smooth a recruitment process as possible by having important conversations up front with your colleagues. 







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