Monday, December 28, 2015

Jobs Widget

Would you like to list your jobs on your web site or blog?

You can do that by using Jobs Widget.

Step 1: Post your jobs


Step 2: Find your job widget code


Step 3: Insert Job Widget code to your web site

Copy your Jobs Widget code and insert it into your web site or blog.
Alternatively, you may send that Job Widget code to your web developer.

If you have any questions - please ask in comments below or email

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Post your jobs automatically

To post your jobs automatically - please reply to and send me a link to your job feed.

Q: How would I receive resumes?

PostJobFree would email candidates' applications to you.

Q: How much does it cost?

The basic job feed inclusion is free.

To advertise your jobs on other job boards - the price is $1 per application you receive.

Q: I do not have a job feed - what do I do?

You have couple of options:
1) Ask your applicant tracking system provider to give you a link to your job feed. It could be XML job feed or RSS job feed.
2) Post your jobs here:

PostJobFree would give you a link to an RSS job feed that contains jobs you posted. You may send that RSS job feed link to other job boards.

Please leave your questions and comments below.

Friday, December 18, 2015

4 steps to make resume alert email you right candidates

When relevant candidates post their resumes - you want to know about it ASAP, right?
That is what resume search alerts are good for.

Step #1: Create your first resume search alert

- Open Create Resume Alert page.
- In "What" field type your most important keyword (for example: "nurse").
- In "Where" field type location where you search for candidates (for example: "New York, NY").
- Click "Activate".

Step #2: Create more alerts

Simple alert from step #1 would match only some resumes.
How to catch all relevant resumes?
Create as many alerts as you need.
  • Create alerts for every relevant keyword you are interested in.
  • Create alerts for every location you are interested in.
If you want resumes from everywhere - keep "Where" field empty.
If you want resumes from US only - type "USA" in "Where" field.

Step #3: Fix alerts that email you unwanted resumes

In previous steps you already created resume search alert.
If it emails you too many unwanted candidates - edit alert to make search filter stricter.
  • Open email with alert that sends you too many mismatching resumes.
  • Click "Update this alert" link at the bottom of that email.
  • Add 1 or 2 extra keywords that resume must have in order to deserve your attention.
  • Define exact location (e.g. postal code) and distance for your search.
  • Click "Save".

Step #4: Use Boolean search

Boolean search allows you to create more sophisticated alerts.
These alerts match more resumes and, at the same time, filter out unwanted resumes.
For example: (nurse or rn) psychiatric

If you have any questions - please ask in comments below or email

Thursday, December 10, 2015

How to post jobs

Step #1: Post your first job

Many candidates do not publish their resume. Instead they search for jobs.
Unless you post your job, candidates do not know that your opening exists.
Describe your most pressing opening and post your job.

Step #2: Include all relevant keywords

When adding keywords think about your ideal candidates:
  • What keywords are they going to search for?
  • Does your job posting contain all these keywords?
Add all relevant keywords to your job posting.

Step #3: Add more details to your job description

I recommend 100 to 500 words in your job posting (not too short, not too long).
Update your jobs and describe:
  • Required skills.
  • Benefits of working for your company.
  • Brief company overview (optional).

Step #4: Post more jobs

The more jobs you post - the more applications you would get.
Please post unique job descriptions (not copy-pasted duplicates).
Describe other job openings you have and post them all.

Step #5: Renew expiring jobs

Candidates usually apply only to recently posted jobs.
If you forget to renew your jobs, PostJobFree would send you a reminder 30 days after job's last renewal.
Every week (or every month) review your jobs and renew jobs that are still open.

If you have any questions - please ask in comments below or email

Sunday, November 15, 2015

How to send jobs to other job boards automatically

When you post jobs, PostJobFree distributes them to multiple job boards.

But what if you want to send your jobs to even more job boards or social networks?

PostJobFree makes it easy for you:

  1. Post your jobs.
  2. Open Account setting page and under "Advanced" sub-header find "Outgoing RSS job feed" link.
  3. Give your Outgoing RSS job feed URL to another job board or social network, so they can pull your jobs automatically.

If you have any questions or you need PostJobFree to generate job feed in a different format - please comment here or email

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How to screen for duplicate job applications

About a month ago one of our premium recruiters asked me if we can help him identify candidates who already applied to jobs he posted.

After a brief discussion we came up with the solution: for every application show a list of all other applications from the same candidate.

Here's how it works:

1) You open one of job applications here:
2) Click on email address to see all other applications that you received from that email address:

Screening for duplicate job applications

Please email me or comment below if you need PostJobFree to do something special for your - we may come up with the solution.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Job Application Status

When job seekers apply for your job postings, you can see their applications on All received applications page.

Note that PostJobFree supports job application statuses: "New", "In review", "Intervew", "Offered", "Hired", "Rejected".

You can change application status if you click on a job application.

Let me ask you a question:
Would you like to be able to type custom text notes on your incoming job applications?

It may look like that:

After you add notes it may look like that:

Would job application notes help you in your work?

Please comment below or email me

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Resume attachments in job applications

Two month ago recruiters asked me to attach resumes to job application emails.
One month ago PostJobFree team made it happen.
Now when you post jobs we email you job applications and include candidate's resume as an attachment.

Here is how it works:

1) File format
If job seeker uploaded resume in PDF format - we send you their original PDF resume.
If job seeker uploaded resume in MS word or other text formats or just copy-pasted their resume - we convert that into DOCX and attach to the application email.
We try to preserve original resume formatting when converting resume to DOCX.

2) Document size
We do not allow job seekers to upload resumes more than 2 MB in size (such resumes are rare and usually contain large images).
If resume is more than 0.5 MB PostJobFree does not attach such resume to application email (to save your inbox from overflooding).
You can still download resume attachment (including large files up to 2 MB) from Job Application page:

Job application email contains a link pointing to the job application page.
You can also find job application on all job applications page.

So now that you know how it works let me ask you couple of questions:
1) Is it OK for you to receive resumes in both PDF and DOCX formats?
2) Should we filter out big attachments?
What maximum resume size should we allow when emailing job application to you?
(Currently "send attachment" limit is 0.5 MB).

Please reply in comments below or email

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Should we attach resume file to job application emails?

When job seeker applies to your job posting, PostJobFree emails you job seeker's application.
We include job seeker's resume into body of that email as a plain text.

Some recruiters asked me if PostJobFree can include resume as an email attachment.
We can make that change, but only if many recruiters would like to get resume in form of attachment.

Please let me know what you think about it:

1) Would you like to receive resume as a text inside of application email body or as a file attachment?

2) What resume file format would you prefer as an attachment?

  • pdf
  • doc
  • docx
  • html
  • txt

3) Would you like to receive resume in the same file format that job seeker uploaded it in?
Possible advantages:
- Original resume contains formatting (headers, fonts, tables, etc).
Possible disadvantages:
- Resume extension and formatting would be different from job seeker to job seeker.
- Some of originally uploaded resumes may contain viruses (not very likely but may happen).
- Attachment size may be quite large.

Please let me know what you think in comments below or email to

Based on feedback I'm receiving by email it looks like most recruiters prefer PDF attachment.
DOC/DOCX is also popular.
Some recruiters are asking me to keep sending resume as a plain text inside email body.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Job Application Autoresponder is ready

We added job application autoresponder because many recruiters requested it.
Now when job seeker applies for your jobs, PostJobFree emails an autoresponder message to the job seeker:
Email subject: Job application confirmation: Marketing / Sales LeadDeveloper
Thank you for applying for the position of Marketing / Sales LeadDeveloper.
If the company is interested in your application they will contact you ASAP.
You may change the autoresponder message:
You may test how it works by applying to one of your jobs.

Does it work for you?
In particular, is it ok that you cannot modify first line of autoresponder message?

Please comment below or email:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Job application autoresponder

Several recruiters asked me if PostJobFree can email auto-reply to candidates after they applied for a job.
We are working on making it happen.

Autoresponder may help recruiters communicate their application process to job seekers and make job seekers more comfortable waiting for recruiter's reply.

Please help us shape PostJobFree autoresponder by sharing your feedback:

1) Would job application autoresponder help you?

2) Would you like to be able to modify autoresponder message (or standard message for all recruiters would be ok)?
What message would you use in your autoresponses to applicants?

3) Should autoresponder be turned on by default in your job postings?

Please reply in comments or email to

Update: Job application autoresponder is ready

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sign up for Resume Search Alert?

About a week ago PostJobFree started asking recruiters to create resume search alerts every time recruiter posts a new job.
Creating resume search alert is a good way to get new resumes that match job opening you are trying to fill.
Still it is not for everybody: one recruiter told me she does not want to see. Sign up for resume alert screen after she posted a job.

Please let me know (in comments or email to
Do you like "Sign up for Resume Search Alert" screen after you posted your job or would you like to turn that screen off?