Friday, 12 April 2019

Find A Job (Formerly Universal Job Match) Vacancy posting Improvements

We have been alerted by Find A Job that they are making some improvements to how their vacancies work. 

This affects the way we can post to them and how long you can keep vacancies live for:

  • Currently job adverts that have been posted to the live service will remain live for a default period of 30 days.
  • As of 9th April 2019, you will have the option of continuing to use the default period of 30 days or you will be able to specify a closing date that is less than the 30-day default period.

  • For this, if your vacancy has an end date longer than 30 days then the service will only list your job for their specified maximum term of 30 days.

  • If you specify a closing date within the 30-day period, then your actual closing date will be included within the Vacancy submission and it will close on that date.

  • Updates will also be handled in the same way. if the closing date is within the 30-day period then the vacancy would update to this date.

·      We will be completing this in the background so you will not need to do anything differently

SOC Codes

Find a Job have (finally!) reviewed their SOC Codes. As you may be aware there were some weird and wonderful options to choose from and it was often quite difficult to locate a suitable SOC Code for your vacancy. These have now been replaced with a Job Category list of 29 values, listed below, which, as you will see are more generic and make it simpler to categorise your vacancies for Find a Job:
Accounting & Finance Jobs
Admin Jobs
Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry Jobs
Consultancy Jobs5Creative & Design Jobs
Customer Service Jobs
Domestic Help & Cleaning Jobs
Energy, Oil & Gas Jobs
Engineering Jobs
Graduate Jobs
Healthcare & Nursing Jobs
Hospitality & Catering Jobs
HR & Recruitment Jobs
IT Jobs
Legal Jobs
Logistics & Warehouse Jobs
Maintenance Jobs
Manufacturing Jobs
Other/General Jobs
PR, Advertising & Marketing Jobs
Property Jobs
Retail Jobs
Sales Jobs
Scientific & QA Jobs
Security & Protective Services Jobs
Social Work Jobs
Teaching Jobs
Trade & Construction Jobs
Travel Jobs

We will be rolling out updates to the current SOC field within the Find a Job posting section to update the list to these new values.

N.B. All historical vacancies with SOC data will require updating in order to post to the Find a Job channel. This is also now an optional field. Vacancies without this detail in a submission are automatically categorised via a keyword search on the vacancy description, by the Find a Job system.

It is advisable that you categorise your vacancies in order to be listed correctly within the Find a Job system.

We will be rolling out these changes to your Microsoft system week commencing 15th April so please advise all users of these imminent changes.