Guidelines when publishing to job board partners


(Mike Gallagher) #1

Hi everyone - my name is Mike and am a member of the Sales team here at CATS. A question I often receive during conversations with customers, both prospective and current, is about posting to external job boards from CATS.

We’re happy to provide this convenient feature that allows you to publish to multiple locations from CATS with only one click. As a part of this process, we do manually verify your postings when you publish to CATS for the first time. We do this because the job boards themselves have certain quality control standards, and we want to make sure the postings we are sending to them are in accordance with those, otherwise your postings may not be published. Once we approve your account for posting, any future published postings will automatically be added to our feeds.

I’ve copied the following guidelines and tips from a post on our blog to help get your jobs approved quicker, and gain maximum visibility with our job board partners.

Job titles

  • Job titles should be exactly as they would appear on a resume. Avoid clickbait terms like “hiring now!” or “great opportunity”. Refrain from using punctuation!!, ALL CAPS, or extremely long titles.
  • You’ll get the best results by using standard job titles as they would appear on a business card or resume. For example “Customer Support Representative” instead of “Support Guru”.

General Guidelines

  • Jobs may not be accepted by all job boards if you’re already posting there directly, or from another applicant tracking system.
  • Don’t plagiarize job descriptions. This is an easy way to get your job posting disabled by job boards, as it is common practice among spammers. *Don’t try to game the system. Job boards are like search engines, and use algorithms to provide the most recent and relevant content. Customers often attempt to circumvent or exploit these systems by posting multiple jobs in surrounding cities, or copying and reposting a new job daily. Doing this will often result in your postings being disabled.

Types of posts that typically aren’t allowed:

  • Career Fairs
  • Franchise or training opportunities
  • Multi-level marketing positions

How does the CATS job review process work?

First we will attempt verify your company information, using the following criteria:

  • You should have an established and working company website that matches the company name on your CATS account.
  • Your email address should match the company website domain.
  • You should be an identifiable employer with public contact details or other verifiable information. CATS may request additional documentation if we cannot verify your company with the details provided.

My job meets these requirements, so why did I receive an email that it could not be published?

While we’ve covered the most common issues here, it’s not an exhaustive list. Our job review team has experience reviewing tens of thousands of jobs and knows what to look out for to help you get the best results. We will always include additional information in the email to let you know about any specific issues.