Job Categories provide an additional means to categorize your jobs based on the job’s function, regardless of industry. Adding Job Categories to jobs provides you with several benefits, as listed below, to help provide you with the best applicants possible.
Where do I assign a Job Category?
You can assign a Job Category when building a Job Template, posting a Job, or editing an individual Job. This selection is made in the Information Elements section labeled “Job Details” alongside Job Title, Department, and Employment Type.
Who can see Job Categories?
Currently, System users are the only individuals who see Job Categories in the tool. Applicants do not see this variable.
What are the benefits of using Job Categories?
Over time, the additional level of categorization allows the system to help attract, match, and find applicants who align with the selected Job Category. For example:
- The Recommendation Engine (currently in beta) uses Job Categories in determining how much an applicant matches the skill sets for which you are looking. Many times, hiring organizations focus only on a skill set within their particular industry, but expanding that evaluation to consider applicants with necessary skills in the same Job Category, even if in a different industry, can lead to better hires.
- Job boards (such as LinkedIn) use Job Category groupings (or Job Functions) to help expose your jobs to the best applicants.
What if my Job doesn’t match any of the listed Job Categories?
The best option is to select the Job Category that is closest to the Job. However, if no listed Job Categories align with the job, please select Other.
Note: Not all industries have Job Categories enabled at this time. As each industry’s base Job Categories are added, this selector will become available.