Post/Match Jobs

Add a New Job Posting

The purpose of the Add a New Job Posting section is to allow you to describe your job opening and the skill set that potential applicants should have. Providing as much detail as possible will give you the best chance to find the types of job seekers you are looking for. Once complete with a job status of Open, job postings are available for matching. You (the employer), job seekers, or WorkInTexas.com staff can all initiate the matching process online. The system will also check for new matches every night.

Information used for matching includes:
  • Occupation and experience
  • Education
  • Job site location
  • Pay range
  • Shift

In addition to the information above, other criteria such as Driver's License, Typing Speed, and Language Skills will be used as matching criteria if you specified them in the job posting. You can add other information about your job that may be of interest to job seekers, such as benefits or flexible work schedules. You can also select from a list of "fill in the blank" questions called Screening Questions that will allow you to gather more information on potential applicants.

When creating a job posting, you may choose not to display your company name, pay range, and/or contact information. If you don't want job seekers to know your contact information, you can choose Anonymous Email as your contact method. WorkInTexas.com provides an email form for job seekers interested in applying for the job, then it forwards you their emails without ever displaying your email address to the job seekers. These options allow you to choose how public or private you want your information to be. Back to Top

Managing Your Job Postings

The Managing Your Job Postings section helps you understand how to effectively use WorkInTexas.com to maintain and fill your job openings. Managing your postings is the combination of making sure that those jobs that are available are open and that the contacts for your open jobs are updated once the hiring decisions are made. This is important because it ensures that you are not contacted about jobs that are not available and allows interested job seekers to focus their efforts and attention accordingly. You can also manage your job postings through the status. For example, you can place a job posting on Hold once you have enough interviews set up, then change the status back to Open if you decide to screen more candidates. You can create a Static job posting if you are always interested in being notified of applicants with certain skills or experience. Static postings don't display to the Job Seekers, but you can run matches online and the system will check for new matches each night. Back to Top

Matching Your Job with Job Seekers

The purpose of the Matching Your Job with Job Seekers section is to allow you to initiate the matching process. When a match is run, you will immediately get a list of job seekers that match the job's designated qualifications. From the list of job seekers returned, you may view each person's resumé to review their skills and work experience. From each resumé you will have the option to either contact that job seeker or mark that you are not interested. By choosing one of these options when viewing each resumé, you are ensuring that each time you run a match, only those that you have either not seen before or not made a decision on are returned. Back to Top

Improving Your Match Results

If you run a match and do not get the results you want or expect, there are some things you can do to improve your results. There are options to change your match criteria depending on how many matches you received.

You may want to consider updating your job posting by letting the Job Posting Advisor show you how. The Job Posting Advisor analyzes your job posting and creates suggestions to improve the quality and increases your potential for job seeker matches. The Job Posting Advisor may suggest updating your job posting by:
  • Adding or removing additional occupations and/or combinations of experience and education
  • Providing, raising, or lowering your salary or salary range
  • Loosening or tightening the matching restrictions (Must Match Exactly-Yes/No)
  • Adding keywords

You can use the Browse Job Seeker function to conduct keyword searches for certain job titles or job duties or to run a broader search. If you find a qualified job seeker through the browse function, you can make contact as long as you identify the job posting you are recruiting for. Back to Top