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 to attract 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 hiring process so that it can go as smoothly as possible.



Align 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 get on the same page about which qualifications are required and preferred. 


Oftentimes, hiring 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 hire that example candidate or not? Discuss why or why not.


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



Ask if you can include salary in the job posting

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


Additionally, your job posting will have the salary requirements highlighted when job seekers 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 specialized 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 hiring process as possible by having important conversations upfront with your colleagues. 






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