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Employer Resources

How to use the Unique Hiring Page
How to use the saved searches feature
How to make your first search
How to edit your business details
How to create an employer account
How to create a shortlist
How to create a contact reqeust

Frequently Asked Questions

Employer FAQ

How do I know that Jobseekers profiles are up to date?

While it is the Jobseekers responsibility to ensure their information is up to date, PartTimer actively works on making sure this happens by sending out occasional friendly reminders. We also automatically deactivate the profiles of Jobseekers who haven’t logged into their account for over two months, and will soon allow you to view when a Jobseeker last updated their profile.

Are Jobseekers screened/vetted by PartTimer?

Not at the moment. PartTimer’s current focus is to provide the very best tools to help you connect and meet with Jobseekers. Not only does this mean that the person who knows most about your business is the one deciding who will be the best fit (we’re talking about you here!), but it allows us to keep our pricing as low as possible.

Which countries can I use PartTimer in?

Any! PartTimer can be used in any country, although we are yet to introduce the ability to change the language in which you view the system. PartTimer is currently being used in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and the US.

What should I do if I run a business with multiple locations?

If your business simply requires staff to work from various locations (e.g. you are looking for product demonstrators to work at a variety of local supermarkets) you can just use the same account and enter each new address when making a search. In the case that your business has multiple store locations (e.g. Tom’s Bakery Auckland and Tom’s Bakery Wellington) you will need to open an account for each. Before you do so, why not have a chat to one of our friendly team members to see if an enterprise solution is right for you? Get in touch.

How do I start getting Jobseekers to register their interest in working for me?

Through your ‘My Hiring Page’. All you need to do is give potential candidates the link to this page, then once they hit ‘Sign up’ their profile will be sent directly to your ‘Jobseekers Interested In Me’ tab. Each time somebody registers their interest in working for you, we’ll also email you the following day to let you know. To find this page, simply head to the 'My Business' tab on your account, then scroll down to the 'My Hiring Page' section.

How does the pricing system work?

Nobody likes paying for stuff they don’t get, right? Right. That’s why you’re only required to pay for the Jobseekers that accept your contact request. To view our pricing plans, click here, or if you’d like to chat with one of our friendly team members to discuss which option is right for you, click here.

Why do I have to provide my credit card details to send a contact request?

There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, as every credit card is linked to a person, entering these details acts as a form of authentication which ensures that any Employer sending out a contact request is traceable. Secondly, we use your credit card details for billing should a Jobseeker accept your contact request. If you are one of the few that don’t use a credit card, please contact us and we’ll happily organise alternative verification and billing arrangements for you.

How likely is it that a Jobseeker will accept my contact request?

Response rates vary greatly, as they are often a direct reflection of the desirability of the position you’re trying to fill. While we work to ensure that Jobseekers keep their profiles up to date, it is also possible for them to no longer be searching for work, or for their circumstances to have changed. This is why we only charge for successful contact requests, as you may need to send out quite a few in order to reach your desired number of accepted requests.

Jobeeker FAQ

What happens when I register my interest in working for a business?

Your profile is instantly added to the business’ list of Jobseekers interested in working for them, and we notify the Employer that this has happened. They are then able to quickly and easily check out your profile on the spot, or check it out later when it comes time for them to hire. Each time your profile matches the criteria an Employer enters when making a Jobseeker search, we’ll also highlight your profile so that it stands out from the crowd.

How long will it take for me to be contacted by an Employer?

The quality of your profile plays a huge role in whether you’re contacted by our Employers, with our data showing that the more information you provide about yourself, the more likely it is that an Employer will get in touch. This means adding in information such as your volunteer history, education and references - and don’t forget to check your spelling too! How quickly you’re contacted also depends on when the businesses you've set as places you’d like to work for decide to hire new staff. They might be looking right away, or they might not be hiring again for a few months. So in short, it could be a few hours, a few days, or even a few months, but the thing to remember is - as long as your profile is kept up to date and is filled with as much information as you can provide, your profile will always be there, ready to be viewed by every Employer on our system.

How will I know if I’ve been contacted by an Employer?

You’ll receive a text and an email, as well as being sent a notification in your account. The offer won’t last forever though, so make sure you try to respond within 24 hours.

How can I make my profile stand out from the crowd?

The best way to stand out from the crowd is to ensure your profile looks professional, whilst also containing as much relevant information as you can possibly provide. The best place to start is by choosing a professional looking profile picture, as this is the first thing an Employer will see of you. The next most important thing is to write a high quality bio. Your bio is a great way to show the Employer who you are, helping them to decide if you’ve got the right attitude and personality to fit in with their current team. Listing a business you’re interested in working for is also an immediate and effective way of ensuring your profile will be brought to the attention of the Employer's you’re directly interested in.

Why is it a requirement for me to have a profile picture?

Our data has shown that Employers are highly unlikely to get in touch with you if they can’t see what you look like first. We therefore make it compulsory for you to display a profile picture in order to make it fair for all Jobseekers.

Is my birthdate shown to Employers?

No. Employers aren’t able to see your exact birth date, however, they are able to see which age bracket you fit into. This helps Employers who are legally unable to hire somebody under a certain age to quickly filter out unsuitable Jobseekers.

Am I able to search for jobs?

No, you don’t need to… with PartTimer the Employers and jobs come to you!

How old do I have to be to sign up?

The is no age restriction for signing up to PartTimer, however, it is important to remember that some Employers are unable to hire staff under a certain age, so please ensure your age is recorded correctly on your profile.

I don’t have much work experience - can I still sign up?

Of course you can! The great thing about PartTimer is that you’re able to showcase all of the other great things you’ve been involved in, even if you haven’t had any previous work experience. Experiences such as volunteering or being part of a sports team are excellent things to note down on your profile, as these will have given you a great deal of skills that would make you an ideal employee.

What type of Employers use PartTimer?

There are a wide range of Employers using PartTimer for their recruitment, from retail to caregiving, and many more in between. If you’d like to hear about some of the businesses we’ve partnered with just head to our Facebook page.

Version History

Version 1.5: Released November 3, 2017

Version 1.4: Released September 13, 2017

Version 1.3: Released August 2, 2017

Version 1.2: Released June 23, 2017

Version 1.1: Released April 3, 2017

Version 1.0: Released March 13, 2017

Version 0.9: Released January 30, 2017

Version 0.8: Released December 21, 2016

Version 0.7: Released October 11, 2016

Version 0.6: Released September 19, 2016

Version 0.5: Released July 26, 2016

Version 0.4: Released July 7, 2016

Version 0.3: Released June 23, 2016

Version 0.2: Released June 9, 2016

Version 0.1: Released May 30, 2016

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