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Set a Job Ad's visibility

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You can set a job ad's visibility to Public, Internal, or Private when:

  • Creating the default ad for a new job, or
  • Creating an additional ad for an existing job. 

Each job ad can have its own visibility.

Default Job Ad

When you create a new job, its default ad is Public. You can change the visibility to Internal or Private before publishing it in the Job Posting Wizard.


Internal and Private ads differ in the ways that people can access them. 

  • Internal jobs are posted only to the Internal Mobility page and Internal-only Job Widgets. They can’t be posted to aggregators, job boards, non-Internal job widgets, career pages or Facebook App. 
  • Private jobs ads can’t be posted anywhere. Administrators, extended users, and members of a job's hiring team can see private ads for that job on the Job Ads tab. Everyone else must have the job ad's unique URL to access it. However, anyone with the URL may access it, even if they’re not part of your organization.

You can recognize Internal and Private ads by their URL:

Shortened URLs for either ad look the same as for Public ads, e.g.:

Additional Job Ads

When you create a new ad for an existing job, that ad will automatically take the default ad's visibility. For example, if you create a new ad for a job with a default ad that is Public, the new ad will default to Public as well. You can change the new ad’s visibility when you create it.

Duplicated Job Ads

When you duplicate a job ad, the duplicate will inherit the visibility of the job ad that was duplicated (which may not be the default ad). 

You can then edit the duplicate ad's visibility.

Distributing to Major Job Aggregators

When you set the job to be published the the Public, and select Distribute to the major job aggregators, you are able to edit which free aggregators the job should be posted to by selecting the EDIT LIST function and configuring which aggregators this job should be posted to. You can also save this as a preference.