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How do I set the language of an application?


To set the candidate-facing language of a job ad, choose it from the Job Ad Language list on the first step of the Job Posting Wizard, under Street Address).SelectJobAdLanguage.png

It's a required field, so the default language is English. However, if you choose a different language, that language will be pre-selected on the next job you create.

Supported Languages

When posting a job, you can set the language of the ad in the following languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Basque
  • Bengali
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French (France)
  • French (Canada)
  • Galician
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kannada
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Lao
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malay
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Mongolian
  • Nepali
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Sinhala
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh
  • Zulu

If you choose a language that is in both this list and the Candidate Experience list, we'll localize the section headers and buttons on the job ad, but not the text you or your team adds to the ad itself.


If you choose a language that is in this list and not in the Candidate Experience language list, such as Welsh, SmartRecruiters will not localize the job ad. Such languages have been added to support company who use our API to create custom career sites and application processes.

When a candidate views this job ad, parts of the ad and the application will be localized in that language.  

The language of the job ad and application form are determined by the language chosen on the job ad, not the language of the candidate's browser.