Frequently asked questions about posting a job on Indeed

From pricing to confirming your email address, here are some answers to common questions employers have about posting a job on Indeed.

How does pricing work on Indeed?

What are sponsored jobs?

Sponsored Jobs are paid listings that receive premium placement in search results as compared with organic, or unpaid, listings. 
 
 

Is payment required to post my job on Indeed?

For most jobs on Indeed, sponsoring your job (paying for the listing) is not required. We’ll let you know if your job must be sponsored to appear on Indeed. 
 
 

How do I sponsor my job?

If you elect to promote your job posting as a Sponsored Job, you will have the option to choose an average amount to spend on a daily or monthly basis for increased visibility in search results. 
 
 

What budget should I set for my sponsored job?

The ideal daily budget depends on the type of job you are offering, the location of the job and how quickly you need to fill the position.  

An apply estimator tool on the budget page will give you an idea of how many applications to expect from your planned budget, based on the performance of similar jobs in your area. If you need more quality candidates, try adjusting your budget upward in small increments. 
 
 

Who can I talk to if I have questions about Sponsored Jobs?

Receive budget coaching from a member of our Client Onboarding team by calling 877-499-8732

What information do I need to post a job on Indeed?

How do I post a job on Indeed?

For help with our post a job flow, including a step-by-step guide, see our article on How to Post a Job on Indeed
 
 

What should I avoid when posting a job on Indeed?

Unlike most job sites, Indeed is a search engine that matches job listings to searches by candidates using the details of your job title and description. This means that tactics designed to catch the eye of job seekers on other sites may not work as well on Indeed as clear, concise titles and detailed job descriptions
 
 

How do I create a job title that will show up frequently in Indeed’s search results?

Rather than choosing a gimmicky title designed to catch the eye, the best titles on Indeed align with terms a quality job seeker would use to describe their ideal job. A certified project manager, for example, would not likely type “project ninja” into a search field. Opt for a descriptive, clear title. 
 
 

How should I write my job description on Indeed?

  • Avoid acronyms and internal jargon in descriptions that quality job seekers would not search for.
  • Mention the corresponding job title multiple times in each job description.
  • Detail day-to-day responsibilities of the position in terms a layperson could understand.
  • Make sure to specify any required or preferred certifications or degrees the role requires.

 
 

What information should I provide about the position I’m hiring for?

When posting your jobs, you will be asked to specify the terms of the position (full-time, part-time, contract, etc.) and have the option to include salary information. It’s optional to specify a salary, but Indeed data shows that applicants prefer listings with this detail.

When will my job posting appear on Indeed?

Does Indeed review my job post before making it visible to job seekers?

In order to ensure the best, safest experience for job seekers, Indeed takes steps to monitor job listings on an ongoing basis. 
 
 

How long does it take for my job to be visible on Indeed?

In most cases, our review process takes between 4 and 24 hours. If you’re not sure if your job is visible on Indeed, contact us. 
 
 

Does Indeed provide guidelines for what types of jobs can be posted?

We have detailed Job Posting Guidelines. This set of do’s and don’ts is useful for understanding what kinds of job content and posting practices create the best possible experience for job seekers.  

Please note that this information is only a guide. We cannot give every reason why a job or a company may be removed, and, as stated in our terms of service, we always retain the right to undertake such a removal if we feel it is in our interest or our users’ interest. 
 
 

What can I do to help my job posting become visible on Indeed?

In order to provide the best possible job search experience for job seekers, Indeed verifies basic details about a company before advertising its jobs.  

A physical location (even for work-from-home roles) and a working phone number, for example, are important details that help us provide verifiable opportunities to candidates. 
 
 

Do I need to confirm my email address to make my job visible on Indeed?

Yes. Confirming your email is an important part of the account setup process. After creating your account, you will be sent an email asking you to verify your email address.  

Your job will not be visible to job seekers until you verify your email address.

How does Indeed help me with my hiring after I have posted my job?

Does Indeed provide tools to help me with my hiring?

Yes. Employers have access to their dashboard where they can view open jobs, screen candidates, send assessments and communicate with candidates.* 

*Screening tools are subject to availability. 
 
 

How does Indeed help me manage my candidates?

Indeed’s tools can help you stay organized as you hire, take a look at our articles on communicating with candidates and managing candidates on Indeed
 
 

How does Indeed help me screen candidates?

When creating your job post, you can specify questions to help you screen applicants.* Ask candidates about experience, certifications, or other job requirements when they submit their application. 

You can also filter applicants based on specific skills, education, experience, and more. Your dashboard also allows you to hide unqualified candidates automatically. 

*Screening tools are subject to availability. 
 
 

How do I talk to a real person about my questions?

Our US-based Client Services team is dedicated to helping you have the best possible experience with Indeed. If your question isn’t answered on this page, contact us Monday-Friday (8am-8pm EST) at 877-499-8732.