There are various reasons employers repost their job ads on Craigslist. They may not succeed in hiring the right person for the job and try to get on top of the results page again. Or they may have multiple positions for the same role. Another reason for renewing Craigslist job postings is to re-hire for the same position after the new hire didn’t match expectations.
If you’re facing any of these situations, here’s how you can keep your Craigslist job postings fresh and visible.
Steps to repost job ads on Craigslist
Craigslist job postings are active for 30 days. You can repost your ad while it is active or after its expiry.
If you submitted the ad through a Craigslist account, go to your account home page. Under ‘Manage’, click ‘repost’ next to the job you want to renew. That’s it.
The reposted ad will appear at the top of the list and be active for 30 days. It will be a copy of the original job post but with a new post ID number. The original post will remain on your account homepage under its original date. So, you can easily distinguish between this and its current copy.
As the current ad is treated as a new listing, you’ll pay a fee for it. You’ll also have to re-enter your payment information; this applies each time you renew your Craigslist job posting.
You can edit the post as you wish, making changes to the post title description, location, and category before submitting it. But you can make these changes and repost only to the Craigslist site you originally created the listing on.
If you didn’t use a Craigslist account to submit the post, you can still repost it using the manage link in your confirmation email. If you cannot find that email, you can activate an account using https://accounts.craigslist.org/reset. You can then log in to your account and manage your posts using the steps explained above.
Tips for successful listings
If you were unsuccessful in filling a job vacancy the first time, make changes to the original job ad. Creating a duplicate may not fetch you good results even if it does build traction by appearing at the top of the results page. Here are some tips to consider when renewing your Craigslist job postings.
- Check if you’ve mentioned your company or business name. Stating your identity will help build trust with job-seekers.
- Clearly list the qualifications for the job. Avoid exaggerating the skills and compensation for the role.
- Use keywords to improve the visibility of your ads. But avoid cramming too many of them. Add them seamlessly, where possible.
- Add professional images to engage job seekers and strike a rapport.
Screen all applicants and complete their background checks. Get in touch with them via email or phone before setting up an in-person interview.
If some inquiries don’t appear legitimate, don’t bother responding to them. You may also get emails from recruiters offering to help you find candidates. Check out their services and fees to determine if you want to use them to speed up hiring.
Renewing Craigslist job postings is straightforward. Optimizing job ads isn’t a tall order either. But they do take up time. Between reposting job ads and posting new ads on Craigslist, you may lose hours every week that you could have spent on applicant screening, interviews, and employee onboarding/training. The problem is exacerbated when you need to post jobs in bulk. In such a situation, our high-volume Craigslist job posting can come to your rescue, saving time and allowing you to achieve more in terms of hiring. Find out more about this service today.