With over half our job seekers viewing job postings on their mobile phones, we have to enforce this rule strictly.
No internal job codes, type, status, term or duration, locations, calls-to-action, marketing slogans or phrases, unnecessary characters, etc. in the title. Much of that information is already displayed in the posting header and is redundant.
Program names should preferably not appear in the title either. However, if the program name itself conveys meaningful information an exception can be made but it must come after, not before, the actual job title.Some title examples:
|External Posting: QW3-567SD (23FGT) Full Time (0.8 FTE) Afternoon Shift Nit Picker - Nitpicker Eradication Program with Nitpickers,Inc in Vancouver, BC|
|Help create a Nit-free utopian society by joining us as a Nit Picker!!!|
|Global Nit Eradication Program Nit Picking Manager|
|Nit Picking Manager (Global Nit Eradication Program)|
The region should indicate where the applicant is expected to spend at least 80% of their time working. This must not be used as a "this is the pool of people I want to reach with my posting" list.
Why not? Well because it is very frustrating for a job seeker who sets up alerts to find jobs in one specific area, to receive alerts for jobs posted in faraway areas they have no interest in. In turn it becomes frustrating for us as we then receive complaint emails about jobs posted in the wrong areas.
While we do allow for multiple selections to cater for edge cases, in most cases only one should be applicable for most jobs.
An example: if the position is a Work-From-Home position, but the candidate will need to attend a once a month meeting at the office, then select Work From Home and feel free to select the few surrounding areas where it makes sense for the candidate to travel from.
This is the practice of closing and reposting the same job frequently. This practice is ineffective on our site and will often lead to less, not more, job views.
Why? Well it:
Ask yourself: Would I be doing this if I was paying for each posting? Under most conditions, the same job should not be posted more than once a month.
For ongoing recruitment efforts for high-turnover positions, please post the job for at least a 3 month duration. If a position has not been filled by a deadline, please edit the posting and extend the deadline rather than closing and reposting.
Finally, please note that jobs flagged as breaking this rule will likely incur an up to seven day delay in being reposted.
Even with a slightly modified title or description, top-posting's evil twin, duplicate posting, has the same negative effects. Create only one posting for one specific job. If you are recruiting for multiple positions with the same job title, type, location, etc. then please create just one posting. This also applies to different shifts of the same job, just mention the different shift details available in one posting.
Jobs in slightly different locations but within the same region should also be combined into one posting. A good rule of thumb - if for the same job the locations can be accommodated under the same item in the 'Regions' dropdown, then it should be only one job posting.
For example, you're running a face-to-face fundraising campaign and need to recruit 20 canvassers to cover the malls in the Vancouver area. Instead of creating 20 postings for 'Canvasser' and changing the location of each one to a different mall, create one general posting and in the description part list all the malls you're targetting. Again, ask yourself: Would I be doing this if I was paying $500 for each posting?
We'll contact you if the rules aren't followed the first couple of times, often we'll even modify something small for you without bothering you. However continually ignoring the above rules may result in accounts being suspended without further notice.