FAQs

FAQs

How do I create an employer profile?

What kind of jobs can I post?

How do I submit a job for posting?

How do applicants apply for a job I’ve posted?

How will I know the status of my job posting?



How do I create an employer profile?

If you are new to the NOVA Job Board, you will need to create an “Employer Profile.” At the top of the NOVA Job Board page, click the “Post a Job” link. A “CREATE EMPLOYER PROFILE” page will open, where you can enter your company information:

Screenshot of Employer Profile Page

Your name and contact information will not be visible to candidates. However, your company name, logo (if added), company description, and links to your posted jobs will be visible to applicants. (Note: Please do not enter your job information in this page.)



What kind of jobs can I post?

The NOVA Job Board is for mid- to high-skill level jobs located within the SF Bay Area. When you submit a job for posting, you will receive an automated email notification from NOVA Business Services, informing you that your job will be reviewed by staff prior to posting.



How do I submit a job for posting?

If your job is appropriate for the NOVA Job Board, complete the online posting form. At the top of the NOVA Job Board page, click the “Post a Job” link. If you have not created an Employer Profile, you will be taken to the “CREATE EMPLOYER PROFILE” page. Otherwise, if you have created an employer profile, you will enter your email address and password, which will then take you to the “POST A JOB” page:

Screenshot of Post a Job Page

Enter your job information, and then click the “Preview” button. If you do not need to make edits, click the “Post” button. Please note it may take up to 48 hours for your job to become active on our site, as we review every job sent to us for approval. Once your job has been approved, you will receive an automated email notification informing you that your job has been posted and providing a direct link to your job posting so that you can modify the description, change the deadline date, deactivate the job (if you’ve filled the position) or delete the job. (Note: Deleting a job permanently removes it from our database.):

Screenshot of Approval Email

If your job is not a good fit for the NOVA Job Board, a NOVA Business Services staff person will contact you to discuss other resources.



How do applicants apply for a job I’ve posted?

When you submit a job for posting, you can designate one of two ways in which applicants can apply to your job:

  1. Email: You can designate a specific email address to receive application materials. The default will be the email address used to create your employer profile. However, you can change this email address to something else, if needed.
  2. Website: If you would prefer candidates to visit your website to apply for your jobs, please enter the exact URL for your job application website.



How will I know the status of my job posting?

Log into your account to see the status of each of your postings. There are four types of job statuses:

    1. Pending Approval: You have submitted your job for posting and are waiting for NOVA Business Services staff to make your job “Active” (i.e., viewable). You will receive an automated email message informing you when your job has been made “Active.” If there is an issue or question about your job, a NOVA Business Services staff person will contact you to discuss the matter. Please note it may take up to 48 hours for your job to become active on our site, as we review every job sent to us for approval.
    2. Active: Your job has been approved by NOVA Business Services staff and is viewable on the NOVA Job Board. You will receive an automated email notification informing you that your job has been posted and providing a direct link to your job posting so that you can modify the description, change the deadline date, deactivate the job (if you’ve filled the position) or delete the job.
      Screenshot of Approval Email
    3. Deactivated: Your job is no longer viewable on the job board, but hasn’t been permanently removed from the NOVA Business Services database. If you’ve filled your position, received an adequate number of applications, etc., you can deactivate the job to remove it from view from the NOVA Job Board. Please note that deactivated jobs are permanently deleted from the NOVA Job Board database 3 months after deactivation.
    4. Deleted: Your job is no longer viewable on the job board, and has been permanently removed from the NOVA Job Board database. There is no way to retrieve a deleted job. If you need to temporarily remove your job from view on the NOVA Job Board, please deactivate the job. Note that all deactivated jobs are permanently deleted after 180 days.