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Setting Up ZipRecruiter Backfill Plugin
Setting Up ZipRecruiter Backfill Plugin

Show jobs from ZipRecruiter on your site, a source with ever growing jobs' database

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Written by Rod
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Nobody wants to spend time on an empty job site. Smartjobboard comes with pre-built integration with 2 Backfill plugins: ZipRecruiter and Talroo.

You can enable any of these plugins in your Admin Interface > Settings > Job Backfilling.

Backfill jobs will appear on homepage under Latest Jobs section. By default it is titled Latest Jobs from Web section. And displays 4 jobs at a time.

You can make changes to this section, by going to the admin> Appearance> Customize theme> Drag and Drop design tool> Backfill widget

You will be able to edit the title and change number of jobs displaying at a time.

Backfill jobs will also be displayed below the native jobs (jobs that were posted by employers or manually imported into your job site).

Backfill jobs will not be stored in your database. When users click to view these jobs, they will be redirected to the source website to complete the application process. And you will a get a revenue share.

NOTE: You can choose only one backfill plugin to display at a time.

ZipRecruiter Backfill Settings

To integrate your job board with ZipRecruiter, navigate to your Admin Panel > Settings > Job Backfilling and activate ZipRecruiter job backfill.

Next, you need to obtain ZipRecruiter’s API Key. You request a key by submitting this form.

Once you receive your key from ZipRecruiter (it can take a few days), paste it into the API Key field under ZipRecruiter settings.

By default, Smartjobboard’s API key is used in this field.

When finished the jobs from ZipRecruiter will appear below the jobs posted on your site.

You can also filter which jobs to display on your website using “Default Filtering Parameters”. This way you can specify certain jobs you are interested in seeing on your job board

In Keyword Query field you can enter keywords, industry or any words that would relate to the sphere of jobs you want to receive.

Country drop-down field. Since Ziprecruiter is operating in US, Canada and UK only, you can choose the United States or United Kingdom, depending on which country you want your search within.

Location field – you can input a specific location if you want to limit your backfill jobs to City or State. Once you choose specific City or State, Ziprecruiter will display jobs only from that chosen location.

Radius field - choose what distance to search within from the search location. By default, Smartjobboard's radius is 25 miles.

NOTE: If you're going to use Backfill feed only and don't have your own jobs yet, you may want to remove the “0 jobs found” header coming up after a job search. You can easily do this by modifying this phrase in Settings > Edit Language section. Just search for "jobs found" an change it to whatever you like.
If you want to hide a phrase altogether, insert "
&nbsp " phrase in there. 

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