In order to get the best results from job boards, it is important to keep in mind that your posting should also comply with the job boards guidelines. Individual job boards may decide not to accept your post if it does not meet their standards.
Workable has a dedicated team of specialists reviewing the job ads that are advertised on job boards via our platform as well as resources and templates to help you create the perfect job description.
- Your Company Name should be your complete company name as it will be advertised on job boards. Avoid abbreviations, d/b/a, or “Inc.” unless it’s how you typically refer to the company. Adjust this under Settings > Company Profile.
- You must have a working and established company website which matches the company name on your account, lists the physical address of your organization and has public contact details. Adjust the website linked to your Workable account under Settings > Company Profile.
- Your email address should match the company website domain (e.g. your email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the website is www.company.com). If you used another address it must be listed on the contact page of your website. Update your email address under Settings > Personal Profile.
- You can only hold one account per company in Workable.
- Use common job titles, for example, “Customer Support Representative” instead of “Support Ninja”. Realistic, descriptive job titles are more effective, as they’re easily searchable by candidates.
- Avoid extremely long titles (no longer than 80 characters), all capital letters, extra punctuation and other special characters
- Don’t include extra information like the job location, salary, or other recruiting language (e.g. “hiring now!”, “high commission”) in the title
- The title should only be for a single position. Each separate position should be its own job in Workable. If you’re hiring for multiple openings, you still should write the title as if it was a single position (e.g. “Nurses” or “Salespeople” should be “Nurse” and “Salesperson”)
- Include a complete City, State, Country as the location of the job to be included on all free job boards. You’ll spot that locations are auto-suggested as you type.
- Don’t publish the same job in multiple locations, unless there are separate openings in different offices. Each job opening should only be published once or it may be flagged as a problem by job boards.
- For remote jobs, view our tips.
- Descriptions should have at least 700 characters overall. A typical description should include duties, requirements, benefits and company details. A collection of job description templates can be found on Workable's Resources site.
- Limit the use of links and images since they aren’t supported by most job boards.
- Don’t provide other ways for the candidate to apply, like an email address, phone number or website link. Workable will always include an Apply button automatically.
- Avoid language that could be viewed as discriminatory. This includes any age limits or similar language like “college students welcome”, specific pronouns (e.g. avoid using “he” or “she”), and nationality (when referring to language abilities use “native-level” instead of “native.”)
- If you’re hiring for multiple openings for the same job, you still should write as if it was a single position (e.g. “Nurses” or “Salespeople” should be “Nurse” and “Salesperson”)
- Format your text inside of Workable, as opposed to writing a formatted description in a text editor and pasting it in. Pasting formatted text may lead to formatting issues on certain job boards.
- Jobs may not be accepted by all job boards if you’re already posting there directly or from another source. Worry not, contact us and we will advise you how to handle such a situation.
- Some jobs may only be able to be published with sponsored visibility. Jobs advertised nationwide or in a different market rather than the physical location of the office, self-employment, commission-based positions, relocation offers, unpaid internships or volunteer work are only eligible for paid postings on our partnered job boards.
- For remote jobs, include the head office as the job’s location. If you tick the ‘remote work’ box, the posting will be advertised nationwide. See also our guidelines for recruiting for remote jobs.
- Some jobs are not eligible for job board syndication at all. The majority of job boards do not accept posts that advertise short-term (by the hour) work, multi-level-marketing programs, solicitation by middlemen or solicitations for purposes other than direct job-specific employment (such as career fairs.)
- Jobs may not be accepted by all job boards if they are reposted/refreshed frequently. For long-running or evergreen positions, we recommend utilizing paid job board options for the best visibility.