How It Works

Welcome to the premier destination for reaching graduate and student talent in the IT, technology, and data-related industry. Advertising your jobs online is the first and most cost-effective step in targeting, attracting, and reaching valuable graduates and students job seekers. Here you will find an overview of our recruitment marketing value proposition, and how to get started.

Our Audience

With university-level positioning, gradstack reaches a targeted audience university technology students and graduates through our university brand ambassadors and partnership with tech societies.

 

Engagement

When trying to reach talent, audience engagement is one of the most important factors in determining your chances of success. Two important metrics that measure engagement and the quality of traffic are a) time-on-page and b) page-flow. These key metrics are the cornerstone that offers our employers the best value and highest quality traffic to their job postings and employer branded content.

The time-on-page metric is an excellent measure of the engagement and relevancy of our audience and content consumption. Our Quick-Apply technology provides a seamless user experience for job seekers and routes easily to any employer destination email address or ATS. This reduces friction in the apply process and enhances job application conversions. In addition, our Quick-Post technology features a simple user experience for employers, with only three (3) steps to post your jobs. This reduces friction in the post process, as well, and improves job posting efficiency. For these important page flows, we have successfully achieved very efficient times, as seen below.

Why Post your Jobs on gradstack?

We understand that today’s competitive talent acquisition landscape requires a modern approach. Our IT job board platform is highly evolved with advanced distribution channels to reach both active and passive job seekers. We offer meaningful differentiators on a per job posting basis, including deep segmentation to target desired skills, location targeting to provide local market penetration, access to unique talent pools not found on other job sites, and ridiculously high user engagement – all of which translates into optimal outcomes for your IT jobs and employer branding.

Whether you want to post a single vacancy or an entire campaign, there are many advantages to posting on gradstack, including:

Low Cost

Our products and solutions for both job advertising and employer branding are inexpensive and provide tremendous value, especially when compared to traditional means of advertising and recruiting agency fees. We also offer a variety of tools, analytics, and support that ensure you get the most for your budget.

Wide Audience

Reaching all university tech students, posting jobs with us will provide an excellent opportunity to get your branded messaging and career-related opportunities in front of the right professionals, and at the right time.

Efficiency

Our job board platform is fast and efficient. Posting your jobs is simple and effortless, and you’ll be able to see your proof of placement within seconds of submission. Employers have the chance to quickly reach engaged job seekers with the intent to apply.

Measurability

Employers have control to see statistics for job views, job applications, and apply clicks. This provides the insight needed for return on investment considerations.

Ease of Use

We offer a simple and easy-to-use experience for both employers and job seekers. Account creation is free, and desired actions are intuitive. Most offerings are self-serve, and employers can even share an account with their team when using a group email address.

Support and Account Management

We offer support by live chat and email with quick turn-around times. Pre-sales phone calls are available when scheduled, and for more comprehensive hiring campaigns, we offer dedicated account management.

 

 

How to Get Started

You’ll be surprised to see how easy it is begin reaching the gradstack audience. This can be done in the following steps, as described:

1. Create an Account

Simply create an account online. If you plan to share the account with your team, it’s recommended to use a group email address. Please note, your employer profile is hidden until there are active jobs associated.

To create a free employer account online — Get started.

2. Select a Product

Once you've created an account, you need to select the type of product to associate. The product you select enables your account to post jobs. Below are some products to consider:

  • Job post options – You have the option to select from one-off products including Standard Post for 30 days, Premium Post for 60 days, and Extended Post for 90 days.

3. Enter your Job Details

Here you'll be able to enter all your job details, including tags for targeting, description, application routing, and more. Now more than ever, it’s important to write a compelling job description to get noticed. Well-composed job content improves your chances of attracting the best candidates, reduces irrelevant applications, increases sourcing efficiency, and best promotes your brand.

Some important considerations to optimize your job content:

  • Audience targeting – Who am I trying to target, what will attract them to apply to my job, and how do we convert their application into a sourced candidate? Those are all questions that are important to ask oneself when posting jobs.

  • Job title selection – This is essentially the headline to your ad, so it is critical to have a commonly-known, self-explanatory job title associated to your job ad. While it is important to stand out, this is not the place for experimentation. Please avoid using any form of ambiguous job title that only translates internally to your organization, and avoid using any spammy over-expressive job titles. Be clear and function-oriented when selecting a job title to promote. This enhances search optimization for both on-site and off-site search engine optimization (SEO) and is easily understood by job seekers when viewing your job.

  • Location targeting – Select your target market by city or postcode . To geo-target a market, we require a unique job posting per market. You may clone (or duplicate) jobs from within your employer dash to make posting in different markets very easy.

  • Clear and compelling job description – Begin with a concise yet compelling introduction paragraph, and be sure to format your job description with easy-to-read structure. Similar to writing an attractive resume, job descriptions should use various heading and paragraphs, with use of bullets and lists so that any text is easy to read and understand. We support the use of plain text or HTML code within our online editor. But be sure to avoid accidental redundancies and erroneous formatting when copying and pasting from your career site.

  • Application Routing – You’ll have the option to choose how you'd like to route job seekers during the application process. You may choose to receive applications to your email inbox, (or) you may choose to route job seekers to your website or ATS.

4. Complete Checkout

Here you'll be able to enter your credit card details and complete secure checkout. You'll receive an auto-generated receipt by email. We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club payments.

  • For products available online – You can simply complete secure checkout through e-commerce.

  • For custom packages, annual memberships, and campaigns – You may request to receive a proposal from us. Upon agreement, you may submit any purchase order or insertion order, and then preferred billing by invoice.