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Change a Job Ad's Visibility

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Users with the ability to edit a job can change the visibility of its ads by editing that ad and publishing it (publicly, internally, or privately). 

Transition rules

Changing visibility from:

  • private -> internal will repost the private ad with a new URL, and then post a new internal ad.
  • private -> public will repost the private job with a new URL, and post internal and external versions of the ad with different URLs.
  • internal -> private will unpost the internal, and repost it as a private ad with a new URL.
  • internal -> public will repost the internal (and private ad) with a new URL, then post an external version of the ad with a different URL.
  • public -> private will unpost the public ad (and any internal ads), then repost a private ad with a different URL. Google and other bots can't index the new ad, but may still have the old ad.
  • public -> internal will unpost the public ad, then repost it as an internal ad and a private ad. Google and other bots can't index the new ad, but may still have the old ad.

Choosing the same visibility (e.g., private -> private) will simply repost it without change in its visibility. The reposted ad will have a new URL, but the old ad’s URL will still work.

Change visibility

To change a job ad's visibility:

  1. Find and click on the job in the Jobs list.Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 9.00.12 AM.png
  2. Click the Job Ad tab.Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 8.57.29 AM.png
  3. To edit the default ad, click Edit Job. To edit an additional ad, open the dropdown next to Advertise for that ad.Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 9.03.20 AM.png
  4. If you're editing the default ad, go through the Job Posting Wizard to the Hiring Team step, and choose the new visbility, then click Publish.Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 9.05.42 AM.png
  5. If you're editing an additional ad, you can change the visibility on the first step.Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 9.08.07 AM.png

SmartRecruiters will explain the impact of the change. Click Confirm to make the change.Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 9.11.08 AM.png

Make sure to Publish the job ad, not Save it. Saving it will not alter the ad's visibility.