Information for recruiters

Recruiters are economics departments, business schools, government agencies, private firms, and other organizations that are searching for suitably qualified academic economists. All legitimate organizations are welcome to use the Econ Job Market® system. To request a recruiter account, first register as a user, then click the link to request a recruiter account.

Properly validated recruiters are allowed to post job advertisements at EconJobMarket.org. These recruiters then have access to the EJM's database to view and download the files of candidates who have applied in response to their individual advertisements. We provide also tools to evaluate applications: recruiters can design rating schemes and have any number of colleagues (whom they choose) use the schemes to rate and sort applicants. Applicants can be selected for interview and invited to choose (on a calendar) interview slots from a set of slots specified by the recruiter. The status for each application can also be recorded and used to filter applications.

Establishing a user account is free. The fees for posting ads are given on this page. These fees are for services (they are not donations) and are set just high enough to cover EJM's basic operating costs. Recruiters can also specify an application fee that candidates are asked to pay, so that candidates share in providing the financial support needed to maintain and further develop the EconJobMarket service. Otherwise, candidates use EJM's services for free. The system is also free for references.

EJM's hallmark features

1. Wide distribution of job postings through EJM's partner sites.

All organizations that post job advertisements on EJM can select to have their ads automatically posted on the web sites of some of EJM's partner organizations, including the Econometric Society, the Canadian Economics Association, European Economic Association.

2. Application processing and automated interview-scheduling.

If you advertise and collect applications on EconJobMarket, you are free to use our application evaluation system. This system allows you to design rating schemes and invite colleagues to use them to evaluate applications, which can then be sorted by the ratings.

If you advertise on EconJobMarket, then whether or not you collect applications on EconJobMarket, you can use (at no charge) our interview-scheduling system. This system allows you to create a matrix of interview slots at professional meetings or elsewhere 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.

3. Other application processing options.

EJM's sophisticated "back-end interface" (https://backend.econjobmarket.org/) allows recruiters to automatically and securely transfer application materials from EJM to separate application-processing and evaluation systems. EJM currently offers seamless data transfer to the following third-party application-review systems.

Recruiters interested in using their own in-house application-review systems (or other third-party systems) can freely access their data using EJM's back-end interface. If your organization already has a web-based or computerized system for analyzing and processing applicant information, have your organization's technical representative examine the documentation at https://backend.econjobmarket.org/ or contact EJM Director Mike Peters (Professor at the University of British Columbia), who developed and manages the back-end interface.

Basic instructions for recruiters (recruitment directors):

1. Establish an account on the EconJobMarket.org system and request a recruiter account. When requesting an account, you will give basic information about your organization and your contact information.

2. After you register, EJM's officers will verify your organization's authenticity. Once your organization is authenticated, you will be able to log onto the system to create advertisements and receive applications.

3. If you plan to use the EconJobMarket.org system to receive application materials from candidates, references, or both, then you should be sure to specify this in any advertisements that you place elsewhere. In fact, if you set up the job posting in EJM first, you can copy the link to your advertisement and paste it in the advertisements that you post on other sites. Candidates can click on the link to go directly to your application form.

4. Create advertisements for each of your distinct types of open positions (for example, one for a junior search, another for an associate-professor search, etc.). To create an advertisement, simply select this link on the EJM web site when you are logged on. When you create an advertisement, you must enter information about the position and also specify information that you require from applicants. You have flexibility to specify whether, for example, letters of recommendation, papers, and other materials are required. For your convenience, several templates are provided by the system. If you wish to collect applications separately from the EJM system, you can still use EconJobMarket to collect recommendation letters (highly encouraged, because it reduces the time that references and their staff proxies have to spend uploading letters). In this case, specify in your advertisement that no documents are required from candidates. There is also an option for you to post an advertisement on EJM but not collect any application materials.

5. Once candidates have begun submitting applications, you and any colleagues you specify will be able to evaluate them on this website. You will also be able to download (in various formats) the candidates' packets including recommendation letters. You can also establish an automatic data feed to your own or any third-party application-review software installed locally, using EJM's "back-end interface" (https://backend.econjobmarket.org/). Data feeds to some commercial partners are already established.

6. Arrange the interview slots for any scholarly meetings or other venues where you plan to interview candidates. You can specify different types of slots for different fields of specialization and for multiple interview teams. Select which candidates to interview and the system will automatically email the candidates and arrange your schedule of interviews.

For further information about how EJM works, see System overview page.