Do we need to register in order to post a job advert?
Yes, you do! Until you register, you will not be able to see or access the job submission page.
How do I register?
The only reason to register on ESL Careers is if you are an employer or recruiter and want to post a job for an English teacher. In that case, click on ‘Employers’ in the main site menu and read the information page and then click ‘Register as Employer” on the same menu.
Next, complete the registration form, select the advertising plan that is correct for you, and then click ‘submit’. If you chose a paid-for advertising package you will be taken to the paypal.com website to make your payment. If you wish to post your first advert and choose the trial offer, you will be registered and logged in automatically.
Once registered and logged-in you will see a new item in the employer menu, called ‘Post a job’. Click that and you will be able to complete your job advert.
How long does it take for a job advert to be visible online?
All job adverts must be approved prior to being published on the site. This is done for the protection of all users. Approval usually takes only a few hours (depending on the time of day it is posted) but may take up to 24 hours during busy periods and a little longer at weekends.
Can I post more than one free advert?
No. Our trial offer allows employers to post one job advert free of charge. If you try to post an additional job you will be asked to select a paid-for advertising plan. However, these are not expensive; £24 for 3 job adverts to be used within 12 months or £48 for 12 adverts to be used within a year.
Can I sign up more than once for a trial offer?
No. The system will allow you to do that but all adverts are manually approved and we can easily see if a school or employer has already had a free advert.
What happens when people apply for a job?
Your job advert includes an ‘apply for this job’ button. When it is clicked, a simple contact form opens up and the applicant simply completes the form, adds any attachments and clicks ‘send’. A copy of this is sent directly to your specified email address, and a copy is also stored in your on-site employer account as a backup.
How can I check who has applied for a job I posted?
After you have logged on, click ‘Employers’ on the main navigation menu and then ‘Manage Adverts’. Any job adverts that are current will be shown in a simple table. On the right-hand side of the table you will see a column entitled ‘Applications’. The number of people applying for the job will be shown here.
If you click on the applications number it will take you to a page where you can look at all applicants, make comments against each application, download copies of any CVs or other attachments that were sent to you.
Can I edit my job advert(s)?
Yes. Once a job has been posted you will be able to edit it in your ‘manage adverts’ section. This includes jobs that have not yet been published.
If a job has been filled, can prevent further applications?
Yes. First log in to your account, then go to the ‘edit adverts’ page and delete the relevant job advert. In any event, your job advert will be removed from display after 45 days.
Why do I have to provide full company details?
If you have used other recruitment websites you already know that many are used by a constantly changing army of fake employers and general scammers. Regardless of whether employers pay for adverts, we first verify that the employer / school / organisation exists and is not in a list of known fraudsters. We think that’s a reasonable policy.
Are there any other restrictions?
Yes. We take care to check employers as genuine and where we can see that the employer exists but has a website, and therefore an email address on the same domain, we will not allow adverts which ask applicants to send their details to a third-party email address such as gmail, outlook, yahoo mail and so on. Again, this is a protection against fraud and prevents people from adopting the identity of a genuine employer.