Advertising a job and interviewing candidates

Where and how to advertise your job

Guide

There are a range of options available to you when advertising a job. These include:

  • newspapers and magazines
  • online job and recruitment sites
  • your website and social media channels
  • Jobs and Benefits office and JobCentre network
  • Employers Online NI
  • employment agencies

Decide what's appropriate for you

Think about who you want to read the advertisement, how long it should run for, how quickly you want a response and how much you can afford to pay.

Check the costs - internet sites can be cheaper than advertising in a newspaper - and time the advertisement carefully, eg avoid holiday periods.

Government support to find staff

The network of 35 Jobs and Benefits offices and JobCentres throughout Northern Ireland offers a range of no cost services to help you to find suitable staff.

Find your local Jobs & Benefits Office/JobCentre.

Alternatively, you can register your business with Employers Online NI and submit your vacancies online.

Internship placements for graduates

Graduate Talent Pool is a government service that you can use to advertise internship vacancies to graduates.

Find out more about the Graduate Talent Pool.

Connect to Success NI is an online system developed by the Department for the Economy that enables employers to promote and advertise work experience opportunities for young people.

Find out more about Connect to Success NI.