Sometimes you have a position that you want to fill from an applicant pool in more than one location. For example, you are hiring a territory sales rep and you want to include a metro area, instead of a single city. There are a couple of different ways you can do this and still maximize your applicant traffic.
Create a Separate Job Posting for Each City
This is the most effective way to advertise your job in more than one city. When we send your job postings out to our partner job boards to include on their sites, the automated systems they have in place will typically only understand how to post your job properly if a single, unabbreviated city is entered in the city field. For example, if you want to post a job in SF Bay, you should pick a single city, such as San Francisco, for the city field to make sure your job gets posted on the free job boards. You can create another posting- and just copy and paste the description- and list it in San Jose, for example, if you want to attract candidates from more than just the immediate San Francisco area.
Put the Metro Area or Multiple Cities in the Job Title & Description
A great way to post a job with multiple cities or a metro area using only a single job posting is to include the cities or metro area in the job title and description. For example, if you are hiring for an Account Executive in metro Washington, DC (including VA & MD), you can enter the job title as "Account Executive - Metro DC" or even "Account Executive - DC/MD/VA" and put "Washington" in the city field. If you want to further clarify the location, you can do so in your job description text. For example, "This position is based in the Metro DC area and involves weekly travel to locations in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland." Please note that some job boards will not accept geographic locations in the job title.