Users Guide to AustrianCareer.at (Employers)

AustrianCareer.at Employer’s Manual

Before you start you should contact us at [email protected] in order to get login data. Following is a guide to help you use the AustrianCareer.at website and features more effectively and efficiently. If you have questions or need assistance in posting your job or using the site, please let us know at [email protected] as we are happy to help.

To access the Employers area click on the ‘Post Job’ link located in the top-right corner of the AustrianCareer.at homepage.

Once you click on Post Job you are directed firstly to the Log in panel (picture below) where you can enter your Log in credentials.

Job Details

Job description – You can paste text and images all together in this field.

 

Company Profile

Company description:

First part: About company (include everything you consider as relevant to describe your company as much possible)

Optional – Expat-Friendly:  please paste the questions below (without explanations in brackets) and answer these questions:

  • Number of international employees:
  • Number of nationalities:
  • Which departments/type of positions are English speaking:
  • Company’s culture (also in general, but focus should be on cultural diversity):
  • Offer Administrative Assistance and Relocation benefits (if yes, please explain):
  • Offer German Courses (if yes, please describe):

 

Application Redirect URL – Only use this function if you wish to have the job seeker to be taken to an external site (i.e. your company’s hiring page). The Apply button works as a hyperlink to another URL.

After creating your job description, a preview of the job will be displayed to show you how the job will look online. Please check the approval box and submit tab at the bottom of this page to publish your job online or it will remain in the “DRAFT” stage.

Employers sometimes ask us about how to increase the response to their job listings. While there can be any number or reasons (i.e., compensation, location, requirements, etc.), the issue is often a poorly written job description.

Just as employers only skim the first part of a resume or cover letter, job seekers do the same with job postings. If it does not attract their attention, they move to the next opportunity advertised.

Tone of the job description

Employers often make the mistake of only including their requirements instead of appealing to what would motivate a candidate to apply for the job. In addition to your needs, you will need to write your job description, which is an advertisement, to include items that would relate to their personal and professional goals, interests or other items which may motivate them.

Just remember to “think like an applicant” and write what would make you apply for the job.

Job Title

Specific job titles are better than general ones. One should describe the role accurately.

Bad Title: Programmer

Good Title: Senior Computer Programmer with C++ proficiency

Job Description

Here are some items that can be found in an effective job description:

Attention-grabbing opening: Open with a strong, attention-grabbing summary which provides an overview of your company and expectations and responsibilities for the position.

Why is your company and position special? There is a lot of competition for the best candidates and explaining why your company and job are great will get you candidates that want your job, not any job, even at a lower salary.

Highlight the day-to-day activities of the position. This will help candidates understand the work environment and the activities they will be expected to perform on a daily basis.

List of skills required (hard and soft) – make sure the job description explains the level of required education, language ability, experience necessary, certifications and technical skills for the role. You may also include soft skills, like communication and problem solving, as well as personality traits that you envision for a successful hire.

Make your list of requirements concise. You are not making a shopping list or a wish list! Only list the absolute requirements, not a list of everything the ideal candidate possesses. Keep your list concise. It is rare for you to find a candidate that possesses everything you are looking for. If you give a huge list of required skills, you will scare potential applicants away and may miss out on applications from great candidates who would make fantastic employees with just a little extra training.

Peace of Mind. Especially for smaller and newer companies, you will want to explain why the job seeker should feel comfortable joining your company.

Benefits

Be sure to list both the monetary and non-monetary benefits of the job. If you offer company housing, be sure to mention it along with the market rate for the apartment in your area.

Other benefits can include training, opportunities for advancement, location, flexible working hours, health insurance, professional development, etc.

Company Profile Page

All postings on AustrianCareer.at include a Company Profile page (update the Company Profile at the My Profile folder).

While it is informative to state the facts about your company, be sure to use this page to give the job seeker some information that they cannot find on your company’s website. For example, you can write about: 1) Why is your company a great place to work, 2) Company culture, 3) Employee benefits, etc. The focus should be on explaining that you are expat friendly employer and benefits for expats.

The following guidelines will help you develop job content and recruiting practices that are consistent with AustrianCareer.at’s standards for an optimal job seeker experience. AustrianCareer.at reserves all editorial rights to edit job postings and may refuse to post a job that does not adhere to the guidelines herewith.

General Recruitment

  • Use AustrianCareer.at to fill an actual job, not a pipeline or resume mill. Each posting should represent a real and currently available job. Listings that prove misleading, compromise the job seeker experience or those which we are not convinced represent a “real” job may be removed from the site altogether.
  • If a position is filled during the posting period, the employer is to de-activate the listing to avoid damaging the reputation of the employer and AustrianCareer.at
  • Job postings must not contain multiple positions (must be created as separate job postings). One cannot mix full time and part time, prefectures, etc. unless given prior approval.
  • Maintain dignity and respect for all people, and do not post ads that may be insulting or off
  • Job postings must not require the user to “email for more details”; position details are to be listed in the job posting.
  • Make application accessible and transparent. Job seekers should not have to set up or navigate through complicated steps to begin the application process.
  • Respect candidate privacy. Information gathered in the application process should be shared carefully within your company and never made available to third parties.

Job Titles and Descriptions

  • Leave clickbait out of titles. Job titles should be the name of the particular job as it might appear on a business card, with no extra information. This point is particularly important when ads may be fed out to affiliated sites. The job description is where work location, required degrees, company perks and other specifics should be detailed.
  • Do not use job content that is not yours. Each job that appears on AustrianCareer.at must be offered by an authorized representative of the company seeking to fill a position.
  • Nonjob content–including spam, scams and other offers–will be taken off the site.
  • Job titles should not contain odd characters (e.g., xxxxx), symbols (e.g., stars, asterisks), ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, or information that belongs in the job description such as location, wage, benefits, etc.
  • AustrianCareer.at reserves all editorial rights to edit job postings, decline a posting, or remove a posting at any time.

All postings have to be in accordance with our Terms of Service.

Listings that prove misleading, compromise the job seeker experience or those which we are not convinced represent a “real” job may be removed from the site altogether.

“By expats for expats”

AustrianCareer.at is the first expat friendly job platform in Austria where you can find all English speaking job openings.

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