Recruiters FAQ

Q: What do i get with my listing??

A: When you post your advert, it goes live on our site and is seen by our job seekers instantly. We automatically tweet the details of the job to our 27,000 twitter followers, with our 1,200 job seekers, that puts your advert in front of audience of over 28,000 people. Adding your twitter account to your advert means we can include you in our tweets.

You can choose to have your candidates email you directly or go to your website to apply.


 

Q: How do i apply for credit (invoice payments) with the Landscape Institute?

A: Please complete our our application form for us to open a line of credit and allow invoice payment to your company.


 

Q: What do you charge for your job adverts?

A: Please visit our packages page for pricing details and the packages we offer.


 

Q: How many job seekers do you have on your site?

A: We have on average over 1,200 active job seekers within the landscape sector at any one time as users of the site, with many more who check the website without signing up.

Our adverts on average receive between 400 and 500 hits for a typical 14 day listing.


 

Q: How will job seekers hear about my advert?

A: Job seekers who have joined our site create alerts to match their requirements, including keywords and locations. They receive these by email on a daily, weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Your advert will not only feature on the jobs homepage but also our main site homepage and, providing you have chosen your region, on your local LI branches home page as well. [Coming Late 2017 / Early 2018]

New jobs are automatically tweeted also from our twitter account under the hash tag #lijobalerts


 

Q: How do I create a new job advert?

A: We advise that our recruiters place job adverts using our easy to use website as you can format your advert as you wish and make it live instantly. To do this click here to post a new job advert. If you have an existing account please login here so your details can be pre-populated. If you have already purchased job adverts you can use them once you have created your advert otherwise you will be prompted to pay for a new package.


 

Q: How do I amend an existing advert?

A: When you login to your recruiter account you will see the option under your account for my adverts, or you can click here to view a list of your adverts. Clicking edit will allow you to make changes to your advert


 

Q: Can I close my advert early if the position has been filled or is no longer available?

A: You can close your advert early by logging into your recruitment account, going into your job dashboard and clicking “filled” or “delete” depending on if you want the advert to remain on the site but display as filled. If you delete your advert it cannot be recovered. Unfortunately we do not offer refunds for unused time if your advert is closed early for any of the above reasons.


 

Q: What payment methods can I use to pay for my adverts?

A: You can pay for your advert online using credit / debit card which is processed securely by worldPay.

We do accept invoice payment for recruiters who have had credit extended to them. If you would like to apply for a credit account please click here and complete the attached form.

 


 

Q: Why have my old job adverts vanished from my dashboard?

A: Expired listings will drop off your dashboard after 30 days.


 

Q: What are job tags?

A: Job tags are key words or phrases which relate to your vacancy and help our job seekers set up bespoke alerts – for example, the skills relating to their keywords. To ensure you get the best quality exposure it’s important that your keywords do relate to your vacancy. Keep keywords as basic and generic as possible so job seekers can easily match them to their skills.


 

Q: How soon will my job advert go live on your site?

A: This is generally instant providing you have paid for your listing via credit / debit card.


 

Q: How can I increase my views?

A: There are a number of reasons why an advert will get low exposure and responses. If you have not used keywords in your advert or you have keywords that are quite specific, this can reduce the reach of job seekers with relevant skills. Location can also be a factor as many job seekers alerts will be based on location and if your job vacancy is overseas this could result in a smaller pool of job seekers. Using quite generic but relevant key words will ensure your adverts gain exposure.


 

Q: How can I increase my applications?

A: If our site is your main platform it would be advisable to check the content of your advert. Job seekers want to see a good in-depth description of the job role and the skills you require. Vague or incomplete adverts can discourage job seekers from applying. Check your points of contact are correct, any email addresses are working and emails are being received – and make sure this is tested from an external email address. If you are using multiple platforms to advertise, we recommend that you ask applicants to confirm where they found the job advertisement so that you can assess which is the most effective.


 

Q: When I log in, I can’t see a way to post a job?

A: If your “Post a job” link has vanished when you log in, it is likely you have signed up for a job seeker account instead of a recruiter account. Job seekers are not able to post jobs unlike recruiter accounts. This is selected during the sign up process but we can change this for you if you contact us at recruitment@landscapeinstitute.org. Alternatively, you can sign up again using an alternative email address.