Why can't I find my jobs on Indeed?

by Shelby Burke

Indeed has a strict algorithm that will block duplicate job postings or require certain jobs to be "sponsored only"... a nice way of blocking you ๐Ÿ˜†. Indeed won't tell you when this happens or why this happens and leaves you wondering, "Why aren't my jobs appearing on Indeed?". After all, Indeed is the mother of all job boards! 

1. Before starting your hiring process with HigherMe, remove your own/personal job postings on INDEED and delete your Indeed account. These are two VERY important steps that will ensure that you get the most out of your HigherMe account. You can call Indeed at 1-800-462-5842 to get connected with a representative to help with this process. Let them know you are moving to a new ATS called HigherMe and make sure they only accept jobs from our feed. Once that is complete, you can set your jobs to ACTIVE on HigherMe. 

2. BE PATIENT! It takes up to 24 hours for your HigherMe jobs to appear on Indeed. Our XML feed sends jobs to Indeed daily. If you just set your jobs to active on HigherMe, give them a day before you see them appear. This is also true for any edits that you make to your job templates. Edits will appear to be visible within 24 hours. 

3. Sometimes jobs appear to not be shown if there are similar job postings (titles, descriptions) in similar areas. Indeed tends to omit one of the similar job postings in the search results. The jobs typically show the job seekers individual job posts based on their IP address. In this case, you can click the link that says "repeat your search with the omitted job posting included" at the bottom of the search.  Screen_Shot_2021-09-20_at_9.41.32_AM.png

4. Indeed has very particular specifications that they either approve or deny in a job post (generally, without telling you). Check out this article for a list of Do's and Don't's that we've learned from Indeed.