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Frequently Asked Questions

With our job search engine, job seekers get access to millions of jobs from all over the Web and employers reach relevant talent for every type of position. Unlike other sites that charge a fixed amount per job posting regardless of results, our pay-for-performance pricing model means you only pay when you get results. And you have complete flexibility; there are no contracts or long-term commitments.

When someone searches for a job on Indeed, Sponsored Jobs get better visibility and appear for longer than non-sponsored jobs. Sponsored Jobs are 3.5X more likely to result in a hire.

Source: Indeed data (worldwide)

You can post a job directly on Indeed to sponsor it. After filling in your job description, enter how much you want to spend to make your job appear higher in search results for more relevant candidates will see it. You can change your budget or stop promoting your job any time.

You can also sponsor jobs from your career site or applicant tracking system. We’ll help you decide which jobs to promote and how to budget. Contact us to get started.

Unlike traditional forms of online advertising, Sponsored Jobs on Indeed use a pay-per-performance pricing model. This means you only pay when someone clicks on your job to view it. You decide how much you want to spend and our technology does the rest, delivering predictable results that meet your cost and budget targets.

The budget you set will determine how many people see your jobs and how you rank against other businesses in search results. Your ideal budget depends on how many jobs you have, the type of jobs, your location and industry. Not sure where to start? Contact us for a recommended budget.

We’ll help you prioritize the jobs you should sponsor by location, job title or industry.

Yes, Indeed’s publisher network includes thousands of partner sites consisting of job boards, business information sites, career expert sites, publishers, blogs and search engines. Our extensive partner network, including sites like,, and, ensures your jobs reach the largest possible audience of both passive and active job candidates.

After a person clicks on your job on Indeed, they are taken directly to the job description on your career site so they can apply through your career site or applicant tracking system. If you don’t have a career site, you can post jobs directly on Indeed and receive applications by email. Manage all candidates within your Indeed dashboard. Review applications, schedule interviews and view recommended candidates.

Indeed makes it easy for customers to measure every aspect of their recruitment campaign. Our Client Services team can help you track campaign results in the environment that best suits your needs. We support rigorous hiring metrics because results and independent research show that Indeed is the leading external hiring source in the US.

Many clients use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to manage online recruiting. For a full list of applicant tracking systems integrated with Indeed, visit the ATS Integrations page. If you don’t have an ATS, Indeed has technology available at no charge that will allow you to track applicants when advertising on our site. This technology is available for all clients that post jobs directly on Indeed.

When people search for jobs on Indeed, they enter keywords relevant to their interests and background. Your jobs will be displayed in search results when your job title, description, location and other information relates to the search terms entered. The most relevant job seekers will see your job information.

Indeed Resume has simple, flexible monthly plans that you can choose from. Our Standard subscription includes 30 contacts a month for $100 and our Professional subscription includes 100 contacts a month for $350. If you make an annual purchase, you’ll be able to save 20%*

*Pricing and our offering are subject to change

Only administrators of your employer account will be able to purchase a subscription. You can purchase a subscription If you have a linked account, please reach out to your account administrator to get a subscription assigned to you.

Each subscription can only be assigned to one person at a time but you can freely move non-expired subscriptions between linked accounts.

Monthly contacts expire 6 months after being granted. Contacts are only usable with a non-expired subscription.

You can view a candidate’s contact information once they have replied to your initial message. We protect job seekers’ privacy until they are ready to engage with employers to provide the best experience for job seekers.

Indeed is the #1 mobile job search app on iPhone or Android in more than 25 countries. Indeed’s mobile app has been downloaded more than 175M times.

Source: Business Category, SimilarWeb, December 2018
Source: iTunes and Google Play, March 2020

Yes, organic (free) job postings and some Sponsored Jobs appear in mobile search results.

Jobs that are sponsored on desktop cannot always be sponsored on mobile. Many sponsored jobs on send the job seeker to the career page or ATS. Filling out applications on career pages or ATSs that are not mobile optimized can cause a big drop off in application completion. Indeed doesn’t want to charge clients for clicks if there is a high chance those clicks will not result in applications – so, in order for a job to be sponsored on Indeed mobile, employers must have an Indeed Apply or another application process in place that works well on mobile.

Indeed Apply is an easy, mobile-optimized application process that helps you get more applicants and provides a better experience for job seekers. Applicants can easily “Apply Now” directly from Indeed’s site or mobile app with their Indeed resume or by uploading a new resume. Indeed Apply allows you to get applications from mobile job seekers even if your career website isn’t mobile enabled. Jobs with Indeed Apply get up to 4x more applications than jobs without Indeed Apply.

If you are using Indeed Apply with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that integrates with Indeed, the completed application will appear in your Applicant Tracking System as usual. If you aren’t currently using an Applicant Tracking System, you can post your job directly on Indeed at All jobs posted on Indeed automatically include Indeed Apply.

Source: Indeed data (worldwide)

Over 250+ Applicant Tracking Systems have integrated with Indeed and offer Indeed Apply to employers like you. When you use an ATS that integrates with Indeed, job requisitions you create in your ATS appear on Indeed automatically and include Indeed Apply – at no charge from Indeed. To see if your Applicant Tracking System is integrated with Indeed, visit Indeed’s ATS Integration Page. If your ATS isn’t on this list, contact your ATS about connecting with Indeed.

Becoming a Featured Employer maximizes exposure of your company brand and jobs to your ideal talent. Your investment also provides labor market insights, Indeed Resume subscriptions to source candidates and discounts on new Indeed products.

Spending at either Featured Employer level provides your company increased visibility for your jobs, branded ad impressions, access to Hiring Insights and Indeed Resume subscriptions. Increasing your spend to the Featured Employer Preferred level gives your company additional subscriptions for Indeed Resume and a discount on purchases of new Indeed products.

Featured Employer status is the best way to showcase your employer brand on Indeed and ensure the maximum exposure for your jobs. Only one Featured Employer ad unit appears on each page, helping you increase brand awareness among the most relevant job seekers.

Becoming a Featured Employer requires meeting a minimum monthly spending amount, based on the number of jobs you have on Indeed.

Featured Employer is awarded at Indeed’s sole discretion. The ability to receive Featured Employer, generally, is a function of both the number of open jobs at your company and how much you spend. The Featured Employer program may be changed or removed by Indeed at any time, at Indeed’s sole discretion. Reach out to your Indeed Account Executive to learn more about the spending criteria to qualify for Featured Employer or contact our support team.

Featured Employers will be able to earn Indeed Resume subscriptions based on the their Sponsored Job spend. The number of Indeed Resume subscriptions awarded is Indeed’s sole discretion.

Indeed Company Pages include more than 500+ million ratings and reviews. On Company Pages, candidates can see what makes your company a great place to work and hear directly from current and former employees. Just as online reviews influence nearly every purchase decision made by today’s consumers, the same is true when researching prospective employers. Candidates who follow your Company Page will also get updates on new content and jobs as they become available, increasing engagement with your talent brand. Claim your Company Page today to tell your story, and encourage employees to add photos and reviews.

You can raise the profile of your employment brand by sharing information on your mission, values and workplace. After claiming your page, encourage employees to write reviews and upload photos to attract potential new employees to your jobs. The feedback ratings from reviews will appear with search results on organic and Sponsored Jobs, encouraging job seekers to find out more about your job opportunities and culture.

All companies with jobs on Indeed have a Company Page. To claim and customize your Indeed Company Page, click on the “Business Owner?” link to get started. Claimed pages are marked as “Claimed Profile.” Once you claim your company page, you can customize your profile with a logo, company description, location, industry, links to your website and social profiles.

Once you claim your Company Page, you can customize your profile with a logo, company description, location, industry, links to your website and social profiles. If you want to claim a Company Page that has already been claimed, contact us.

Reviews are open forums and cannot be edited or moderated by the employer. We only remove a review if requested by the review author or if the review clearly violates our Content Guidelines. We encourage companies to engage reviewers by posting a comment directly on the review. Asking current and former employees to leave reviews is also an effective way to build a positive employer brand on Indeed.

Your Company Page will show all of your jobs currently listed on Indeed that meet quality guidelines.

Indeed Hire combines a customer-focused service team of hiring specialists with cutting-edge technology to deliver high quality candidates to your inbox. Indeed Hire streamlines time-consuming administrative tasks and quickly delivers high quality hires at a competitive price so you can stay focused on building your business.

We leverage technology to accomplish many of the traditional recruiting tasks that normally fall to a recruiter. At Indeed Hire, our hiring specialists let the technology do much of the sourcing and screening on the Indeed platform, which frees up their time to manage communication with clients, prep candidates for interviews, and shape the hiring experience.

When we make a hire, pay 10% of a candidate’s starting salary, half the cost of a traditional recruiting agency.

The Indeed Hire fee is fully refunded if a candidate leaves the company for any reason before 30 days.

Indeed Hire is offered in the US and the UK only.

Indeed Hire does not handle all types of roles. It specializes in certain roles in Healthcare, HR/Support, Light Industrial, and Sales. To learn whether your role is eligible, speak to an account representative or sign up for a consultation.

We post your job on Indeed and optimize the posting’s performance through our expertise and technology.

Our technology rapidly reviews millions of resumes on Indeed in the US, searching for keywords and criteria.

We then use advanced models to evaluate candidate activity on Indeed, which tells us the type of jobs they want and how actively they are job-searching.

Once our technology identifies motivated candidates who fit your criteria, we invite them to apply.

As part of the application, candidates answer custom assessment questions, which helps our technology filter and prioritize candidates submitted for review.

Once you decide to move forward with an interview, your hiring specialist will screen the candidate further over the phone and prep them for the interview.

The Indeed Hire team can provide market benchmarks and trends (compensation and candidate supply/demand), job description optimization, and best practices (interviewing, offer, on-boarding).

Submit feedback (“Schedule an Interview”, “Not Interested”, or “I Need More Information”) in a client portal or via automated email.

Our calendar displays availabilities so you can schedule an interview when it’s convenient. Once confirmed, you will receive a calendar invite to your inbox bundled with candidate information.

We’ll manage the offer process and be available for salary negotiations upon request. We also offer tips on how to create a great onboarding experience.

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