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Why am I not receiving any candidates?

If you have not received any candidates, or the volume of candidates is unusually low, there could be an issue with your job.

As soon as your job is approved, it will be distributed to our network of job boards. If you have not received any candidates, or the volume of candidates is unusually low, there could be an issue with the job.

These are the most common issues we see:
  1. Your job is less than 24 hours old. Once a job is approved it can take up to 24 hours before the first candidate applies. The job boards in our network all post the new approved jobs at different times so this can be slow at first.
  2. You are posting identical jobs through other platforms or on job boards directly. VIVAHR already sends your jobs to over 50+ job boards so you do not need to double post these jobs yourself on any of the major job boards. If the job board requires a fee to post then it is usually fine for you to post your job there without causing duplicate issues.
    1. For example, Indeed may not accept a job post from VIVAHR if your company has previously posted on Indeed directly without using VIVAHR. You need to contact their team and ask them to make VIVAHR your primary posting source on their platform. By doing that, you will ensure that your posts will not be marked as duplicates and lose visibility. You can learn more about submitting a request through our Indeed One Source Policy.
  3. The location of your job is not accurate. The wrong location is a common issue, especially with people using the neighborhood/area name instead of the official city or suburb. Phoenix vs Valley of the Sun for example.
  4. Multiple job titles. Restrict your job posts to one post per job title. If you are hiring staff your Pest Control company post one job for every job type. So you would have one job for a Pest Service Technician, one for a Termite Technician, and one for a Sales Rep, etc. A single job post with the title of  "Pest Service Technician/Termite Technician/Sales Rep" will often be ignored by job boards.
  5. Job post description needs work. A great job post will attract great candidates but it is not easy to find the time to write an amazing job post.  You can steal some tips from this article.
  6. Salary below market. If you do decide to add a salary range to your job post it will be prominently displayed. If your salary range is significantly below market very few candidates will apply.
  7. Salary not included in your job post. In competitive markets not showing the salary range can drastically reduce the number of candidates you receive. If you offer a fair or above market salary it is a great idea to add this to your job post.
  8. External links. Job boards may block job ads if an external link like a website or an email address is on your job posting. The majority of candidates prefer to use the one-click apply functionality on the job board and these candidates will appear inside your VIVAHR dashboard.

Our team does check for all these issues when your jobs go out but if you think your role suffers from one of these let us know so we can investigate or you can go ahead and edit the job yourself.