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There are three types of job postings on Magnet: 1) “Student & Recent Graduates”, 2) “Professional & Skilled Workers”, and 3) “Anyone”.
Our matching technology looks at the criteria entered into a “Student” or “Professional & Skilled Worker” job posting and compares it to the job seeker profiles on Magnet. If a job seeker profile matches the specific criteria in the job posting, the system will invite that job seeker to apply. The Magnet system scans job seeker profiles on a regular basis to find new matching users and invite them to apply.
The “Anyone” job posting type does not use matching. When this job posting type is selected, the position is posted directly to the Magnet job board and becomes searchable. However, job seekers will not receive an invitation to apply. They will need to apply to the posting independently.
To ensure that your job posting matches with and invites the right candidates to apply, carefully choose the correct job posting type and accurately enter the criteria for your job posting.
The following describes some of the fields and features used for matching the “Professional & Skilled Workers” job posting. This will also include tips to increase the number of targeted job seekers and apply filters to narrow down your search.
Experience Level, Job Type, Job Location
When a job seeker enters their information, they are asked to specify the Experience Level, Job Type, and Location they are looking for. These preferences are used to match the job seeker with postings on Magnet.
If the job seeker’s preferences match with the information and requirements in your job posting, they will receive an invitation to apply.
This describes the general role or field of the position.
Identifying the job category is very important for matching. The system will use this information to match with a job seeker who has indicated they are seeking an opportunity in the same field of work.
For example, if an engineering company is hiring for a Marketing Manager position, then the job category they would select is “Marketing, Communications & Advertising.”
The system will then scan for job seekers who have indicated they are seeking a position in the field of “Marketing, Communication & Advertising”.
If you are unsure which job category best describes your employment opportunity, select the Support option on the left-side panel of your Magnet account. This will bring up the chat feature where you can quickly and easily connect with a member of our support team who can guide you.
Languages and Work Eligibility
Job postings will also match job seeker profiles based on their language requirements and work eligibility.
Work Eligibility shows selections for the country(ies) that job seekers are legally able to work in. When selected, you can either select the option “Preferred” or “Required”. Job seekers will only be filtered out if you select “Required”.
For example, if you add a French language requirement, only job seekers who have indicated that they have French will be invited to apply. This may result in fewer matches. Selecting “Preferred” may result in a greater number of matches.
Adding a (Work) Experience Filter
When adding a (Work) Experience filter to a “Professional & Skilled Worker” job posting, you will be asked to describe the work experience and skills that a job seeker may need for the position. You can select whether the job seeker’s experience should be in the context of a “Position in an Organization” or a “Skilled Trade”.
For this guide, we will focus on adding an experience filter in the context of a “Position in an Organization.” The following criteria are used for matching:
- Industry: Selecting “Position within an Organization” will require you to select an industry to describe the overall field candidates may have experience. You can select multiple industries, which may result in a greater number of matches. Job seekers must match at least one of the selected industries to be invited to apply.
For example, for a Marketing Assistant position, you may consider job seekers with experience in a “Clerical & Administrative” industry as well as job seekers with experience in a “Marketing, Communications & Advertising” industry.
- Job Duties: The industry type(s) you have selected will determine the options available under Job Duties. The Job Duties selected will be used to match with job seekers who have indicated they have experience carrying out these duties. A job seeker must match at least one of the job duties to be invited to apply. Selecting multiple job duties may result in a greater number of matches.
- Skills: Skills represents specific knowledge or abilities that a job seeker may need to be matched with the position. Each skill entered can be set as “Preferred” or “Required”.
If set to “Preferred”, job seekers do not need to have the skill listed in their profile to match. This may result in a greater number of matches.
If set to “Required”, only job seekers who have the selected skill listed in their profile will be invited to apply. This may result in fewer matches.
Adding an Education Filter
When you add an Education filter to a “Professional & Skilled Worker” job posting, you will be asked to describe the “Education Level and Faculty” that a job seeker may need to be invited to apply.
An Education filter will match job seekers based on the following criteria:
- Education Level(s):The Education Level(s) you select will determine the remaining fields on this page. The criteria below will only be considered a match if they are entered under an Education record of the selected type.
For example, if the posting specifies that an undergraduate degree is required, a job seeker with only a diploma listed on their profile would not be matched. If multiple credentials are selected, job seekers must have at least 1 of the selected credentials to match.
- Year of Study: Here, you can indicate if you are seeking a graduate or a current student from a specific year of study. You can also specify the year of graduation. Selecting “Any Year” will allow for a greater number of matches. You can then indicate whether your selection is “Preferred” or “Required”. This field is only used for matching if set to “Required”.
- Institution Name: This is an optional field and can be left blank. Specific schools or institutions you would like the job seeker to be currently attending or have graduated from can be selected. If set to “Required”, job seekers must meet at least 1 of the selected items to match. This may result in fewer matches.
- Subject Area or Skills: If a post-secondary education credential has been selected, another filter will become available. It will allow you to match with job seekers based on either their “Subject Area” or “Skills”.
The Subject Area filter allows you to choose the main subjects desired as part of this credential. If you enter more than one subject area, job seekers will only need to match with one subject area to be invited to apply. Entering multiple subject areas may increase the number of matches.
If filtering by Skills, you will be able to select the skills job seekers must have to match. Multiple skills can be entered.
You can also specify whether the job seeker should have “ANY” or “ALL” of the skills entered. If “ALL” is selected, job seekers must have all the entered skills to match with the job posting. If “ANY” is selected, job seekers must have at least 1 of the selected skills to match.
To maximize the number of matches, it is recommended to list multiple skills and select the “ANY” option. To narrow down the number of targeted job seekers, you could instead list multiple skills and select the “ALL” option.
If both an Education filter and a Work Experience filter are added, the system will ask you to describe the relationship between these filters. This will determine the education and/or experience job seekers must have to be invited to apply to your job posting.
If you choose to set the relationship as “AND”, only job seekers who meet both the Education requirements and the Work Experience requirements will be invited to apply. This may result in fewer matches.
If you choose to set the relationship as “OR”, any job seekers that meet either your Education requirements or your Experience requirements will be invited to apply. This may result in a greater number of matches.
You can add additional filters to refine your search and specify further requirements.
Self-Declaration Postings: Click here to find out more about adding a Self-Declaration filter.
Skilled Trades: When adding an Experience filter, whether that experience should be in a “Skilled Trade” or a “Position within an Organization” can be specified. If selecting “Skilled Trade”, you will be prompted to select the skilled trades in which job seekers must have experience to be invited to apply.
Certifications & Licenses: In a “Professional & Skilled Worker” posting, you can add Certification and Licence filters to search for candidates with certifications, licences, professional designations, and/or other specialized training. If multiple certifications or licenses are used to filter, you can determine whether job seekers must have “ANY” or “ALL” of the selected certification/organization combinations to be invited to apply.