At this time of year the CareerHub Central support team processes a flurry of queries from graduate employers and graduate recruiters about the best ways to utilise our job distribution service.
First of all, it’s crucial to bear in mind that CareerHub Central is simply a gateway service. That means that, as a job advertiser, you still maintain your relationship with the university careers service staff. All CareerHub Central does is expedite the job posting / distribution process for you.
In light of that, there is no way to know if any university will approve or query any job once you post it. If you do have concerns about the information in your job vacancy, it’s best to contact the universities to which you plan to send the job and check it out in advance. You can view a full list of university careers service staff contacts at https://www.careerhub.com.au/institutions.
Extra admin fees
Currently four universities charge additional administrative fees on top of CareerHub Central’s job distribution fee. When publishing a job on CareerHub Central, you have the option to deselect any of these institutions if you don’t wish to incur an additional fee. These universities are clearly flagged during the job publishing process. If you do proceed to send your job to the universities in question, you will be contacted by them directly in regards to their additional fees. More at Question #43 on our FAQ page.
Third party job posting
Outsourcing the job posting process to third party agencies has become more common in recent years, especially for very large organisations or government departments so we often receive queries about how best to use CareerHub Central for this purpose.
It’s important to remember that CareerHub Central was created to be an employer / university interface as per the requirements of Australia’s universities, and nothing has changed with respect to that functionality.
If you do have an agency, external recruiter or other third party engaged to post jobs on your behalf, they can certainly manage your CareerHub Central employer registration under their Client Manager functionality to keep your information up to date and post jobs as if you are posting jobs directly. But where some come unstuck is when nominating an Admin Contact. As above, the relationship is between employers and universities, so it’s important to nominate a Employer Contact from your organisation for jobs posted – not a third party. This is because queries often arise on job postings and universities need to satisfy their requirement to resolve queries with someone from your organisation. All CareerHub Central’s Client Manager functionality does is allow you to outsource the job posting process to a third party as if you were doing it yourself.
If your organisation has an existing CareerHub Central registration and you wish for a third party to manage your job posting on your behalf, you will need to provide written authorisation to us in order to migrate your CareerHub Central employer account, employer contacts and job posting history across to your nominated third party’s Client Manager. You will still retain access to your employer account with your nominated third party also having access.
With so much job traffic at this time of year, it is possible to streamline your job posting efforts by clicking Republish This Job on any jobs that have expired. You simply update the previously posted job, go through the publishing process by selecting the required universities, etc and pay another distribution fee to get jobs out quickly and in keeping with what has been advertised previously.
If you do realise that you’ve made an error in a job you have already published, if you have already received email acknowledgements from the universities then it is too late to change it. Click here to read our advice on this.
If you have any questions about any of the pointers above, please call CareerHub Central on 1300 852 112. Also feel free to check out some of our more common queries at https://www.careerhub.com.au/Content/FAQ.aspx.