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How to post a job-ad in multiple languages
How to post a job-ad in multiple languages

Multiple job-post languages, career site languages for super admin

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Written by Georg Ólafsson
Updated over a week ago

In 50skills, it is possible to have a single job-post in multiple languages. This means that when a potential applicant enters a company career site, they can select which language the job-ad is viewed on.

In our example, here below, we see two job-posts, 'Project Manager' and 'General Application.' The 'Project Manager' post has been translated to be viewed both in English and Icelandic, and all applications through these two application methods end up in the same job in the 50skills admin system. 

When an applicant clicks the flag in the top right-hand corner, they can switch between the two languages. If they select Icelandic, it will only show job ads that have been translated to Icelandic. See the image below:

So how do we add languages to our job-posts from the Admin site?

1. Turn it on in 'Company settings' - access only for super admin

This setting is only available for super admin users.
First of all, you have to enable multiple languages and set a default language by choosing your 'Profile' - 'Company settings' - 'Career Site'. Select the languages you want and then set the Default job language to whichever language you find most fitting. The default language is the language which all your job-posts will be set to start with, and the language which applicants visiting your career site will land on by default.

2. Add the language to a job-post

When editing or creating a new job-post, you can add a second language to that particular job, meaning you can have everything localized, even the custom questions!

Click the plus and select the extra language you want to add.

Now are displayed two fields together for each language so it is easy to translate and make sure everything is filled out right for both languages. You are asked for the translated version of all the job-post items that need to be translated, such as job title, location, descriptions (short and long), and custom questions (if any).

Languages option to the left will display red exclamation mark is some filed is missing translation.

You can also see in the left menu if some translation is missing in the job ad, like here below in Application form area. Hit "Publish changes & Continue" at the bottom of the page to add also translation in Application form.

Here we have a custom questions that need to be translated, click on "pencil" icon to add inn translation for each question and hit save after each question.

Once you have translated all custom questions you can see that the red exclamation mark should be gone and you can enable the language before publishing.

3. Enable language and publish

After translating everything required, you can now enable this new language on your job-post by choosing the three dots next to the language eye and choose "Enable language"

Now you can publish your job by the button on the top of the page or at the bottom of the page.

After this, you can now view the job on your career site in the languages you have translated them!

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