Announcements

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  • New feature
    2021-12-04   Recruiting organizations can now have their Twitter handles included in tweets regarding new positions and changes in search status Recruiter
    A recruiting organization can now record its Twitter handle in its preferences, which will result in the handle's being included in tweets regarding positions it posts and status changes it makes.
  • New feature
    2021-11-28   Improved implementation of save/hide ad feature & new option to exclude ads past deadline Applicant
    We have re-implemented the save/hide feature on the postings page to provide a better user experience and have added the option to exclude from the display ads for which the deadline has passed.
  • Announcement
    2021-11-23   New video discussion of recruitment process at a US Federal Reserve bank and two US government agencies Recruiter Applicant
    We have posted on the page https://econjobmarket.org/videos a video gives job market candidates an overview of positions for Ph.D. economists and the recruitment process at a U.S. Federal Reserve bank and two government agencies, the Department of Justice and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
  • Announcement
    2021-11-12   New video of discussion with recent job-market candidates Recruiter Applicant
    We have posted on the page https://econjobmarket.org/videos a discussion with three economists who were on the job market in the past two years. They talk about their experiences and offer some advice and encouragement to current candidates.
  • Announcement
    2021-10-17   New video of discussion giving overview of positions for PhD economists in colleges, universities, and the corporate sector Recruiter Applicant
    We have posted on the page https://econjobmarket.org/videos a discussion of positions for PhD economists in colleges, universities, and the corporate sector. The panelists are Julie Cullen, Professor and Department Chair at UC San Diego, Geoffrey Jehle, Professor at Vassar College, Saurabh Sanghvi, Partner at McKinsey & Company, and Walter Yuan, CEO of Moblab.
  • Announcement
    2021-09-27   Videos of discussions of topics concerning the job market for Economics PhDs Recruiter Applicant
    We are creating videos of discussions of various topics concerning the job market for Economics PhDs. The first one, about a project to study the placement of Economics PhDs, is posted on the page https://econjobmarket.org/videos (it is linked from the first item in the "Information" menu).
  • Announcement
    2021-09-05   System re-start 3:30am UTC Sunday, 11:30pm EDT Saturday Admin Recruiter Recommender Proxy Applicant
    The system will be restarted at around 3:30am UTC Sunday, September 5 (11:30pm EDT Saturday September 4). While it is restarting, the website will be down. The restart should take at most 15 minutes.
  • New feature
    2021-08-02   Users can manage list of advertisements they see, saving or hiding individual ads Recruiter Recommender Applicant
    Users can now mark an ad as "saved" or hide it, allowing them to better keep track of the ads in which they are most interested. Notes can be attached to saved ads, so that a user can, for example, note the positions to which she has applied.
  • Announcement
    2021-05-06   System maintenance Admin Recruiter Recommender Proxy Applicant
    The system will be down Friday May 7 from around 17:00 UTC. We expect it to be live again by Saturday May 8 at 08:00 UTC.
  • New feature
    2021-03-09   Automated assignment of Reviewers to applications Recruiter
    Reviewers can now be automatically assigned to applications, either as the applications arrive or after they have arrived. Click the "Automatic reviewer assignment" button for a position.
  • New feature
    2020-12-06   Fine-grained permissions can now be set for Managers and Reviewers Recruiter
    It is now possible to assign permissions separately to the various tasks Recruiters can perform. By default, Reviewers can only review and rate applications, and Managers can perform all tasks, but you can now add or subtract any of twelve specific tasks to the permissions for any recruiter. For example, you can allow a Reviewer to schedule interviews, or remove the ability of a Manager to post advertisements.
  • New feature
    2020-11-28   Applicants can share links to their videos with all recruiters Recruiter Applicant
    An applicant can now choose to share the links to the videos in their "document store" with all recruiters, not only recruiters with postings to which s/he has applied.
  • Announcement
    2020-11-27   Recruiters: Use EJM to Schedule Your Remote Interviews Recruiter
    If you advertise on EconJobMarket, then whether or not you collect applications on EconJobMarket, you can use (at no charge) our interview-scheduling system. It allows you to create a matrix of slots for your remote interviews and then select the candidates you would like to interview. The system takes it from there, automatically emailing the candidates and helping them select among available slots. It also allows for easy rescheduling of interviews.
  • New feature
    2020-11-26   Sharing postings to which an applicant has applied Applicant
    An applicant can now share a page that lists all the postings for the positions to which s/he has applied with any number of other people. The page is visible only to the applicant and other users s/he designates, and the applicant can remove a share at any time.
  • New feature
    2020-11-26   Enhancements to csv file downloads Applicant
    csv files of postings downloaded from our pages of job listings now include for each position the URL of the posting in our system. In addition, an applicant can download a file of postings that includes exactly the ones to which s/he has applied (using a button on her/his applicant's page).
  • New feature
    2020-11-24   Reviewers can submit extended comments on applications, and recruiting Managers can assign Reviewers to write such comments Recruiter
    A Reviewer can now submit an extended comment on any application, independently of any rating scheme. A Manager can choose the name of the extended comments (e.g. "Summary/critique", "Evaluation") and can assign Reviewers to write comments, which will be visible to all Reviewers. An extended evaluation might be requested for each applicant who is to be interviewed, to help the interviewing team, for example.
  • Announcement
    2020-11-20   EconJobMarket’s New Event-Posting Service Recommender Applicant
    EJM now offers an event-posting service, free to all registered users. Candidates and placements directors can use this service to publicly advertise on-line events, such as remote poster sessions and presentations, that introduce candidates to recruiters. If you are interested in scheduling such an event later this year or in the spring, please post your event on EJM. For more information, please see the EconJobMarket Events page.
  • New feature
    2020-11-18   Page of applicants can now be customized with indicators of applicants' answers to multiple-choice questions on application form Recruiter
    Recruiting Managers can now customize the page of applicants for a position. For any answer to any of the multiple-choice questions on their application forms, they can assign a marker that will appear beside the names of applicants who submitted that answer on the page listing all applicants. Click the "Customize page" button on the page listing the applicants for a position.
  • Announcement
    2020-11-16   High traffic period - system speed may slow during times of peak usage Recruiter Applicant
    During the peak period for use of the EJM system (mid-November, when thousands of candidates are uploading files), system performance may slow. Please be patient and help by scheduling your use of the system for later in the day in the US.
  • New feature
    2020-11-12   Managing responses from Placement Officers Recruiter
    We have added a module for recruiters to manage the responses of Placement Officers to their queries.
  • Announcement
    2020-11-05   Data added to Market Information page Recruiter Recommender Applicant
    We have added to the Market Information page (https://econjobmarket.org/marketState) more data comparing this year with previous years. The data include the number of advertisements posted, the number of times advertisements have been viewed, the number of new applicants, and the number of interviews scheduled.
  • New feature
    2020-10-17   A proxy can now transfer applicants to another proxy Proxy
    A proxy for a recommender can now transfer to another proxy the applicants they are handling for a recommender.
  • Announcement
    2020-09-09   New page with information about current state of the job market Recruiter Recommender Proxy Applicant
    A new page, https://econjobmarket.org/marketState, has information about the current state of the job market, as well as a link to a sophisticated site with data on past placements.
  • New feature
    2020-08-22   New options for restricted questions on application form Recruiter
    A recruiter now has more options for the visibility of applicants' responses to questions whose answers are restricted to Managers.
  • New feature
    2020-08-06   Application-invitation system Recruiter
    A recruiter can now record the individuals they invite to apply to their positions. The system keeps track of such individuals. In particular, it allows recruiters to store notes about them and flags their applications.
  • New feature
    2020-07-25   Improvements in management of video interviews Recruiter
    We have improved the management of video interviews by recruiters. A URL for each interview, or a single URL for a group of interviews, can now be entered and easily communicated to the applicants. (The message to applicants can be customized and saved for future use.) If you can think of a way to improve our interface, let us know.
  • New feature
    2020-07-19   Video presentations added to list of possible documents Recruiter Applicant
    Recruiters can now request that an applicant submit a link to a video presentation of their job market paper, or a general video presentation of themselves, as part of their application.
  • New feature
    2020-06-09   Research Assistant marketplace added Recruiter Recommender Applicant
    EconJobMarket now allows individual faculty members to post advertisements for Research Assistants (including pre-docs). To post an advertisement for an RA, first request a personal recruiter account. You can post an RA ad at no charge.
  • New feature
    2020-01-09   Interviews by video: adjustments for timezone differences Recruiter Applicant
    When a recruiter sets the type of an interview group to be "video", they are prompted for the timezone they will be in; when an applicant chooses a slot for a video interview, they are prompted for the timezone they will be in, and the times they are shown are adjusted for that timezone.
  • New feature
    2020-01-03   Improvements in management of proxies by recommenders Recommender
    When a recommender chooses a default proxy, she is now prompted to choose whether to assign the proxy to any existing applicants.
  • New feature
    2019-12-16   Recruiters can now send messages to groups of applicants Recruiter
    Recruiters can now send messages to any set of applicants. The messages can be tested before they are sent for real, and are logged.
  • New feature
    2019-12-10   New application status Recruiter
    An application can now be assigned the status "Under review (priority)", allowing a manager to sort applications roughly without using a detailed rating scheme.
  • New feature
    2019-12-10   Application statuses can be mass-assigned Recruiter
    On the page listing all applications for a position, statuses can now be easily assigned to any subset of the applications.
  • New feature
    2019-12-10   On the ratings page, applications can be filtered by status Recruiter
    On the page listing all ratings of applications, the applications can now be filtered by status.
  • New feature
    2019-12-10   Users with applicant accounts who have not applied for a position can be added to interview schedules Recruiter
    Any applicant who is actively seeking a position and agrees to make their contact information visible to all recruiters can be added to an interview schedule for a position (not only applicants who have applied for the position).
  • New feature
    2019-11-23   Improved informativeness of page listing recommenders handled by proxy Proxy
    The page for a proxy that lists the recommenders whose applicants they are handling now shows how many letters are pending for the recommender's applicants.
  • New feature
    2019-11-20   For each applicant, applications are sorted by deadline, earliest first; old applications are hidden by default Recommender
    For each of a recommenders' applicants, applications are now sorted by the deadline for the position, with the earliest first (so that the most pressing requests are shown first). Applications submitted more than 6 months ago are hidden by default, but the recommender has the option to show them.
  • New feature
    2019-11-17   Reviewers can now be assigned to applications Recruiter
    A recruiting manager can now assign any number of reviewers to each application for a position, and a reviewer can choose to display only the applications to which they are assigned.
  • Announcement
    2019-11-03   Guides to evaluating applicants and scheduling interviews now available Recruiter
    Short guides to using the EconJobMarket system to evaluate applicants and to schedule interviews are linked from the main page for recruiters.
  • New feature
    2019-10-23   Automatic "cleaning" of advertisement text now possible Recruiter
    Advertisement text pasted in from a Word document can look very unattractive. We now offer recruiters the option to choose a "cleaned" version of their advertisement text that may be more attractive.
  • New feature
    2019-10-14   Allow recruiting Managers to restrict Reviewers from seeing the applications for some positions Recruiter
    A recruiting Manager can select, for each Reviewer, positions for which the reviewer cannot see the applications. (A Manager may want to block a Reviewer from seeing the applications to a position to which someone personally connected to the Reviewer has applied, for example.)
  • New feature
    2019-10-06   Allow recruiters to include questions on application form whose answers are visible only to managers Recruiter
    A recruiter can include questions on the application form for a position whose answers are visible only to managers and only after an ad closes; these answers are not visible to reviewers of applications. This functionality is designed for questions about personal characteristics that a recruiter is required to collect but is not permitted to use when evaluating applications.
  • New feature
    2019-10-02   Lead applicants through process of determining whether their recommender already has an account Applicant
    In the case that an applicant requests a person as their recommender with the same first and last names as an existing user, lead them through the process of determining whether the existing user is the person they want.
  • New feature
    2019-09-30   Allow proxies to remove recommenders Recommender Proxy
    A proxy can now remove a recommender from their list (which may be appropriate if, for example, the recommender has moved to a different institution).
  • New feature
    2019-09-29   Improve the informativeness of notifications to recommenders Recommender
    Notifications to recommenders regarding applicants who have named them in applications now give the title of the advertisement and the identity of the recruiter.
  • New feature
    2019-09-29   Allow users to download a csv file of all current postings Applicant
    A user (in particular an applicant) can download a csv file of all current postings, with the text of the ad in markdown format. Once a user has downloaded a file, the next time they request a download they have the option to get only those ads that have been posted since the last time they downloaded a file of postings.
  • New feature
    2019-09-24   Page with informational videos Recruiter Recommender Proxy Applicant
    A page with videos explaining how to use the various parts of the EconJobMarket system now exists (see the link Informational videos in the User support column of the footer). We will gradually add more videos.
  • New feature
    2019-09-21   Allow applicants to remove recommenders from their list Applicant
    An applicant can now remove a recommender from the list on their Recommenders page, which makes the page less cluttered and less potentially confusing if an applicant changes their set of recommenders.
  • New feature
    2019-09-17   Allow recommender to archive applicants Recommender
    A recommender can mark applicants as "archived", moving them off their main page of applicants. So a recommender can now list on their page only applicants from the current year. Archived applicants can be unarchived at any time.
  • New feature
    2019-09-17   Allow applicants to archive applications Applicant
    An applicant can archive applications, moving them onto a separate page. An applicant who is returning to the job market may, for example, want to see on their main page of applications only ones for the current year.