Find a Job, formerly known as Universal Jobmatch or UJM, is a government job advertising site operated by the government in the United Kingdom. It allows employers to advertise jobs for free to job seekers in the U.K. and is one of the most important sites for advertising jobs in the U.K.
Is Universal Jobmatch closing down?
The Universal Jobmatch system will be closed on June 17, 2018. It is now known as Find a Job.
Is it free to post a job on universal Jobmatch/Find a Job?
Advertising on Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job is completely free for employers. You can also search through job seeker profiles for free.
How do I post my job ads on Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job?
- Go to gov.uk/advertise-job, click "Start Now", and then "Register."
- Enter basic business information and confirm registration via email.
- Enter detailed business information.
- Copy your Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job employer reference number.
- Create or login to your Government Gateway account.
- Confirm account details, then add security questions.
- Click "Post Job," then enter job details and click "Continue."
- Click "Post Job and View Matches."
Can anyone advertise a job on Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job?
Yes. You'll just need to register on the Find a Job employers login page at gov.uk/advertise-job.
If I advertise a job with Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job can I search jobseekers too?
Yes. The site will allow you to advertise jobs, as well as search through job seekers who have registered with Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job.
Is Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job for employers in my industry?
Yes. You may have trouble finding employees for really high demand positions, such as certain types of software developers, and you probably won't find the next CEO of your company here, but considering that posting is absolutely free, there's no reason not to post your job here.
How do I get better applicants on Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job?
The best thing you can do if you want to get better results on any job advert site is really focus on what about your job will be most attractive to candidates. The best job seekers have jobs, and you're going to need to convince them that they should go through the trouble of applying to yours.
Check out our job ad template for more advice.
What else can I do to get better applicants on Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job?
Implement a screening process. One way to screen that's effective is sending a follow-up email to each applicant right away asking them a series of five questions. The questions should require the level of experience you're looking for to answer and should take at least 20 minutes to complete. Low-quality candidates will typically drop out at this point, and it's easy to compare answers to find the top candidates.
After that process, go to phone screening interviews to further filter candidates.
How can I reach the Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job employer helpline?
You can get Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job help for employers by calling 0844 248 2557.
Will Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job post my job ads on other sites too?
Many job advert sites have their job ads aggregated by other sites. So if you post on one site, your job may appear on many. Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job does not explicitly state that their jobs are aggregated, so you'll want to post separately if you need to advertise on multiple sites.
What services can Universal Jobmatch/Find a Job employers receive?
Employers can post job adverts, search through job seekers, get Welsh translation help, and have their jobs appear in other EU countries.