How to Sponsor a Job on Indeed

Indeed is a search engine for jobs. Job seekers use Indeed to find the most–and most relevant–jobs. Sponsoring your job helps you hire the right people faster. You get better visibility on your job post, and access to quality candidates you can invite to apply right after you pay to post.




What is a Sponsored Job?


A Sponsored Job is a paid listing that appears more often in search results and doesn’t fall back in search results over time like free listings. Because of increased visibility over time, Sponsored Jobs deliver more quality applicants to your job openings than free listings.


When you sponsor a job, you also get Instant Match. We search through millions of resumes on Indeed to show you candidates that fit your job description. You can invite them to apply right when you post, or any time from your employer dashboard. There’s no extra cost to use Instant Match.




How Sponsored Jobs Work


When posting a job, you will have the option to sponsor it after you provide job details, including title, description and location. To help you decide how much to spend, an estimator tool next to the budget field will give you an idea of how many applications you can expect. This estimate is based on the performance of jobs like yours and only appears if we have enough data to provide an estimate. A higher budget will generally attract more applications for your job.


Sponsored Job page



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. Do you have 60 days to hire or do you need someone next week? Does the job require common skills that many candidates would have or are you looking for particular qualifications and specialized skills? Indeed gives you the flexibility to choose how much you want to spend to find the right candidates in your timeframe. If you want more applications, you can increase your budget. If you are getting too many applications, you can reduce your budget or stop sponsoring altogether.


You can alway stop spending or change your budget at any time by clicking Edit Job in the employer dashboard and changing the budget amount, pausing the job or closing it.


Monitor the impact of your Sponsored Jobs with performance reports that track the views, clicks and applies that your listings attracts. The data in these reports can help you adjust your Sponsored Job budget to reach the best possible candidates.


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