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ZipRecruiter Job Posting Guidelines
ZipRecruiter Job Posting Guidelines

Ensure you meet the posting criteria for ZipRecruiter

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Written by Kellie Lail
Updated over a week ago

Job Posting Rules

Just Jobs

ZipRecruiter is a platform dedicated to provide Job Postings for paid positions and should not be used to post:

  • Multi-level marketing opportunities

  • Unpaid internships or any other unpaid roles

  • Any arrangement that does not represent an employment opportunity

  • Casting calls, auditions for modeling, acting and/or talent management services

  • Survey collections, opinion participants, focus groups, etc.

  • Franchise/business opportunities

Job Transparency

We expect job posters on our platform to have transparent and accurate information within their advertisements, and through their entire candidate onboarding process, including, but not limited to, the job poster’s obligations to ensure that:

  • All elements of job content and communication with candidates accurately reflect the opportunity offered

  • Each Job Posting represents a real and current job opening

  • Job content uses industry standard language so that candidates qualified for the opportunity would understand the responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation

Additional Rules

Keep in mind these requirements for every Job Posting available on ZipRecruiter:

  • Job seekers should never be required to register or create an account in order to view the job description

  • Job posters should never require the job seeker to pay any fees directly to the employer

  • Job posters should never include content, or links to content, that is illegal, offensive, obscene, threatening, exploitative, violent, or inappropriate for any other reason

  • Job posters should never include any personal information in the job description or as part of the instructions for submitting the application

  • Job posters should never promote or advertise products or services

  • Job posters should never include keywords irrelevant to the job in the job title or job description

  • Job posters should never require the job seeker to submit a photo or video as part of the application

  • Job posters should ensure that all job content is authorized for posting on ZipRecruiter by the appropriate trademark or copyright owner

Job Poster’s Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the job poster to make sure that the content of its Job Posting does not violate applicable laws. At a minimum, the job poster must ensure that all of its Job Postings:

  • Comply with applicable local, state, federal and international laws, including but not limited to laws relating to anti-discrimination, labor and employment, equal employment opportunity and employment eligibility requirements, posting salary ranges, data privacy, data access and use, defamation, consumer protection, and intellectual property and laws requiring that Job Postings appear in a certain language other than English

  • Not contain any job requirement or criterion that discriminates on the basis of race, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

  • Not prohibit applications from persons with criminal convictions, criminal records, and/or felonies, unless such criterion is a legally permissible and legitimate requirement of the job, or is required by law

  • Not require citizenship of any particular country or lawful permanent residence in a country as a condition of employment, unless otherwise required in order to comply with applicable law, legal order, or government contract

  • Not include any screening requirement or criterion where such requirement or criterion is not an actual, legitimate, and lawful requirement of the job

  • Not contain content, or links to content, that exploits people in a sexual, violent, or other manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 16

  • Not contain a role located in any country subject to sanctions imposed by the governments of the United States or the United Kingdom

Additional Criteria to Avoid

Putting recruiter’s phone numbers in the job description

Including misleading info

Very high salary

Asking the client to please redirect to another career page

Posting the job ridiculously far from the office


Unnecessary requirements

Requesting money to complete the application

Lying about salary

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