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There are three types of job postings on Magnet: “Student & Recent Graduates”, “Professional & Skilled Workers”, and “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 invites 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. Instead, they will need to apply to the posting independently.
To ensure that your job posting matches with and invites the right candidates to apply, it is important to choose the correct job posting type and enter the criteria for your job posting accurately.
The following describes some of the fields and features that are used for matching in the “Professional & Skilled Workers” job posting.
This will also include tips for increasing the number of targeted Job Seekers or applying filters to narrow down your search.
Job Level, Job Type, Job Location
When the Job Seeker is entering their information, they are asked to specify the Job Level, Job Type and Location they are looking for. These preferences are used to match the job seeker with job postings on Magnet.
If the Job Seeker’s preferences match with the information in your job posting and they meet the job requirements, then they will receive an invitation to apply.
Field of Work
This describes the general role or field of the position.
Identifying the field of work is very important for matching. The system will use this information to match with a Job Seeker who has indicated that 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 field of work they would select for their job posting 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 and Advertising”.
If you are unsure which field of work best describes your employment opportunity, you can select the Support option on the left-side panel of your Magnet account. This will bring you to the chat feature where you can quickly and easily connect with member of our support team who can guide you to the best option.
Languages and Work Eligibility
Job postings will also match Job seeker profiles based on the language requirements as well as the work eligibility of the Job Seeker.
You can either select the options “preferred” or “required” when a language or a work eligibility country is selected.
Job Seekers will only be filtered out if you select “required”.
For example, if you add a French language requirement, then 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 you add 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 in which candidates may have experience.
You an 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 wish to 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 to you under Job Duties. The Job Duties you select here will be used to match with job seekers who have indicated they have experience carrying out these job duties.
A job seeker must match with 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 represent 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:
Credential type: The Credential type you select here will determine the remaining fields on this page. The below criteria 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 a Undergraduate is required, then 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 select if you are seeking a current student from a specific year of study or if the role would be more suitable for a graduate. You can also select 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 not a required field and can be left blank. You can specify which schools or institutions you would like the Job Seeker to be currently attending or have graduated from. If set to Required, the Job Seekers must meet at least 1 of the selected items to match. This may result in fewer matches.
Subject Area or Skills: If you have selected a post secondary education credential, another filter will be available which will allow you to match with Job Seekers based on either their “Subject Area” or “Skills”.
If you choose to filter by Subject Area, you will be able 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 you choose to filter by Skills, you will be able to select the skills Job Seekers must have in order to match. You can enter multiple skills here.
You can also specify whether you would like to Job Seeker to have “ANY” or “ALL” of the skills entered. If ALL is selected, Job Seekers must have all of 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.
If you wish to maximize the number of matches, you could list multiple skills and select the ANY option. If you wish to narrow down the number of targeted Job Seekers, you could list multiple skills and select the ALL option.
If you decide to add both an Education Filter and a Work Experience filter, 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.
Diversity Postings: To find out more about adding a Diversity filter, click here.
Skilled Trades: When adding an experience filter, you will also have the option of selecting whether that experience should be in the context of a Skilled Trade or a Position within an Organization. If you select Skilled Trade, you will be prompted to specify the specific skilled trades in which Job Seekers must have experience in to be invited to apply.
Certifications & Licenses: In a Professional & Skilled Worker’s posting, you can add Certification and Licence filters to search for candidates who have received certifications, licences, professional designations, or other specialized training. If you enter multiple certifications or licenses, you can set whether Job Seekers must have ANY of the selected certification/organization combinations, or ALL, in order to be invited to apply.