“How long do you wait to pull a job listing after it’s been posted? I used this site when I was looking for a job a while back, now I’m looking again and it seems like the exact same couple of places are hiring, so I’m wondering how long ago those were posted. Because if postings aren’t removed after a certain interval, than those could be the same ones.”
That’s a great question Skylar; the short answer is that it depends on the employer. There are several different kinds of postings you’ll encounter on Snagajob:
Hiring Now: The posting is for a job that is immediately hiring. There’s a job open somewhere, and they’re looking to fill it. You can find these using our search, get notified by email job alerts and hear about current hiring fairs on Facebook.
Accepting Applications: These are usually large employers with unpredictable hiring needs. They are always looking for new talent, and though it can take a little more time to hear back, it’s not a waste of time: we do hear from members who get hired from applying to those employers that are “always hiring.” You might hear back right away, months later or – like any job application – never. While not hearing back right away sounds like a raw deal, imagine two months from now not having any luck with your search and suddenly getting a call to come in for an interview.
Found Posting: Snagajob wants to make your job search easier; to do that we bring you as many job postings as we can, whether the employer is working directly with Snagajob or not. That means that you get the benefit of our fraud team checking out the posts and the chance to search more posts in one place. The downside is that you may get sent off-site to fill out applications on employer’s sites – but no matter where or how you apply, we want to help you with your job search.
Right now the posts aren’t clearly marked, but we’re working on ways to change that and make job searches easier. In the meantime, our advice is: don’t stop searching after you’ve applied, keep on searching and applying until you’ve been hired to a job you enjoy.
Still have questions? Suggestions for ways to make your job search easier? Share them in the comments!