How to create a job offer

This section will walk you through the process to create a job offer on Jobboom. To get started, click on Create a posting in the Tools section found on the left side of the page.

Post details

Here is what you need to know in order to fill out each section of the form. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).


1_ Postal code: Enter the postal code of the region where the position is located. Don’t worry, candidates won’t have access to this information.

After entering the postal code, the following fields will automatically be filled: City/Country/Province/Region.

Make sure to enter the correct information. If you make an error, please contact the Jobboom Customer Service team.

By default, you have the option to save the geographic information you enter. If you do, it will be automatically entered when creating other positions.

2_ Posting Language: Select which language(s) you want your posting to be published in. If the position is being offered in the province of Quebec, a French version of the posting must be published by law. If you choose to create a posting in English as well as French, an French version of the form to fill out will appear for all the following fields.


3_ Job Title: Enter the title of the position being offered in this section. It’s very important to choose relevant keywords for the title, since the keywords will be used by jobseekers when searching for open positions on Jobboom.

We recommend that you indicate the job title in both masculine and feminine to maximize the visibility of your offer in the search results (french only).

4_ Internal reference: The internal reference corresponds to a job posting number associated with the position being offered and is used to manage the posting internally. This reference will appear at all times, even if the position is confidential.This field is not mandatory.


Information including status of the post, start date and the annual salary offered for the position can all be entered at this stage.

5_ Status: The options available include Permanent / Contract-Freelance (for a predefined period) / Internship / Summer job

The fields discussed below are not mandatory, but we advise you to include as much information as possible to candidates to allow them to be sure their profile meets your needs.

6_ Start date: You can enter either a specific date or indicate the position needs to be filled "as soon as possible".

7_ Hours per week: Enter the weekly number of hours the position entails and specify whether it is a full-time or part-time position.

8_ Work shift: If your organization offers shift work throughout the full 24-hour day, you can indicate which shift the position adheres to. Options available include Day / Evening / Night / Weekend / On call.

9_ Salary: Two options are available in this section. You can choose to indicate the precise salary offered or a salary range. Then you can indicate whether the salary is paid hourly, daily, weekly monthly or yearly.

10_ Salary benefits: Here is where you can indicate any bonuses, commissions or tips that are associated with the position.

11_ Travel requirements: Here you can indicate if the position requires regular travel, including if a percentage of the position is dedicated to travel.

12_ Confidential position: By selecting this option, information about your organization will be hidden in order to make the post anonymous. This option is often used by employers to replace an employee internally, without risking that the person being replaced will find out about it.


This section allows you to enter the industry sector information about the company that will be posted with confidential job postings.


13_ English version: This is the central section of the job offer. You have a 10,000-character limit (spaces included) to describe the position and to detail the tasks that the job entails.

Because it’s important to make your offer stand out as much as possible from other job offers posted on Jobboom, this section is designated to allow you to include as much detail as possible in order to attract attention from candidates. For example, mentioning benefits associated with the position being offered (such as an employer-matched RRSP program) can incite a jobseeker to apply for a job. Just like in the Job Title section, the keywords used in this descriptive text will have an impact on the keyword-driven search results that jobseekers will see when they search for offers.

(If you’ve chosen to create an French posting as per section 2, a Description field in French will appear as well.)


14_ Main duties: Your job offer must be classified among the 16 employment sectors described on the site. By clicking on Choose an industry, a drop-down menu will appear with the choices available. Each sector contains a list of Main duties that you can select and toggle to the right in the My selections

Your choice must be limited to a single sector of employment and you can select up to three main tasks and three areas of activity (if applicable). For example, you cannot select a task under the Sales sector and then another task from the Senior Executives sector.

These selections must be based mainly on the position to be filled or the education and skills that the ideal candidate must possess. For example, if a construction company is looking for an Accounts Payable clerk, the sector to indicate will be Accounting, finance and insurance, not Construction, production and handling.

The targeted distribution of your post by email will be done according to the region and the main tasks selected.

15_ Requirements: This section is optional. You may enter up to five requirements, which are criteria that are essential, important or a plus to have for candidates applying for the position.

When a candidate responds to a job offer, they need to specify if they meet all of the requirements for the position. Their answers will generate a note with a percentage match that will be tied to their candidature in your account. This tool is useful for determining which applicants meet your criteria for the position.


16_ Knowledge and abilities: This section is optional. As in the Requirements section, you can enter up to five criteria or knowledge requirements.

The difference lies in the type of question that will be asked of the person who is applying. Rather than a ‘yes or no’ question, questions related to knowledge and abilities require a graded response that allows the applicant to select their level of knowledge or ability (from ‘No knowledge’ to ‘Expert’). As in the Requirements section, the answers given by a candidate will generate a note with a percentage match, allowing you to quickly assess the suitability of the applicant.

17_ Applications reception: This field allows you to indicate how you would like to receive the applications for the position being offered. There are three options available:

  • On Jobboom only.You will be able to see all interested candidates by logging in to your Jobboom Employer Account.
  • On Jobboom and by email.If you choose this option, you will be prompted to enter the email address where you want applications from interested candidates sent. They will also be accessible in your Jobboom account.
  • Redirect application to an external site.With this option, candidates that are interested in your offer will be automatically redirected to your website to apply. If you choose this option, you need to provide the link to the site where candidates will be redirected. You can provide links to your site in French and in English.

18_ Next Step button: Once all the mandatory fields in the form have been filled out, pressing this red button will save all the information you’ve entered. If any mandatory information is missing, the system will indicate what needs to be completed.

It’s essential to click the Next Step button to save any additions or modifications to the content of the post. If, for example, you press the ‘back’ button on your browser without clicking Next Step, the information you entered will be lost.

19_ Save as Draft button: This button allows you to save your draft without having filled out all the required fields. Only the Post title and Postal code fields need to contain text for you to save a draft. In this way, you can save a draft before it’s completed and come back to work on it later.

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