The difference between using our 'repost' and 'post a new advert' tools

Having already posted out your advert(s) from your vacancy using our multi-posting feature, you now have a couple of options open to you if you need to post more adverts from the same vacancy.

You can either 'Repost' your advert, or you can choose to 'Post a new advert'.

In our experience, the majority of the time it is likely you will simply need to 'Repost' your advert. However, on some occasions you might still prefer to 'Post a new advert'. In this article we'll explain the differences so you can choose the best option for your needs.

(Please note, this is exactly the same workflow whether you are using idibu as a stand alone product or embedded inside your CRM).


When to 'Repost'

As mentioned above, the majority of the time this is the method you will use inside idibu. 'Reposting' is the method you should use when:

  • The advert has expired.
  • The advert needs editing if the job board supports that through a third party (check this with the job board in question).
  • Or you just need to post the same advert to a different board or source.

We also have two types of reposting:

  • 'Quick repost' - this is when you want to send the same advert, without any edits to exactly the same job boards/social sources.
  • 'Repost' - this is where you want to make some edits to improve your response, choose different job boards/social sources to post to, or both.

Here's a step-by-step article explaining how to repost.


When to use 'Post a new advert'

Having posted one version of your vacancy advert already, this feature allows you to post another advert which is distinctly different from the first. 

A very important point to make is that this method will automatically create a new and unique vacancy reference

So this method isn't suitable for scenarios where you simply want to post the same advert again or edit it at a later date, as this can cause additional credits to be used unintentionally with your job board. In that scenario you should use the 'Repost' method above.

Let's look at an example scenario where 'Post a new advert' would be preferable to using 'Reposting':

If you have a position which could be based in either of two locations, to maximise your response, you might feel it is worth using two posting credits or slots with your job board(s) to post an advert for each location. In that scenario you would post your first advert with location A as normal, then use the 'Post a new advert' feature to post a second advert on the same boards, but with a new reference number and location B. 

Another scenario might be where you need to use two different job titles because you know that they are both used widely, and interchanged for that job type by employers and candidates. Therefore you want to ensure you attract candidates who will be searching for either. 


To 'Post a new advert'

1. From inside your vacancy click 'Recruiting options'.

2. You will see that the 'Post out adverts' button we display when no adverts have been posted has now changed to 'Post a new advert'. 

3. Click 'Post a new advert' and then follow the usual posting process. During this process you can make edits such as location, title, etc as required.

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