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How can I submit a Job Ad for posting to GovtJob.Net?

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Do I have do retype or reformat my ad to fit GovtJob.Net's standard layout?

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What are GovtJob.Net's advertising rates?

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How do I get my job listed on the GovtJob.Net Home Page Featured Jobs Section?

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If we already have own own job site on the web, why should we advertise on GovtJob.Net?

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Why should our agency advertise on GovtJob.Net when there are other low cost or no cost job sites?

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We're not online yet. Why should we advertise on GovtJob.Net?

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How much traffic does GovtJob.Net generate?

HOW CAN I SUBMIT AN AD FOR POSTING?

We make it easy for you to work within your existing procedures. We'll take the ad any way you want to send it. We do not require you to retype the ad online, place it online, or do any extra work. You can e-mail the ad to us, fax it to us, mail it in, or call it in. We'll take it any way you want to send it. And once we receive it, it will be online within 48 hours (SAME DAY 95% OF TIME). See the "Post a Job Ad" section of our web site for more information.

DO I HAVE TO RETYPE OR REFORMAT MY AD TO FIT GOVTJOB.NET'S STANDARD AD LAYOUT?

No. If you already have your ad typed for another publication, simply email or fax us a copy of your ad. We will reformat it to fit our standard layout.  See the "Post a Job Ad" section of our web site for more information.

WHAT ARE GOVTJOB.NET'S ADVERTISING RATES?

The cost to advertise a single job opening is $39 if sent via email, or $45 if sent via fax or regular mail. There is no time or word limit (no more than 2 pages please). We also have a number of discounted advertising subscription options.  See the Advertising Rate section for more information. 

HOW DO I GET MY JOB LISTED ON THE GOVTJOB.NET HOME PAGE FEATURED JOBS SECTION? 

For only $20 more per ad, we will also add your announcement to the Featured Job Opportunities list on the home page of GovtJob.Net.  This is a great way to maximize exposure to your job ad, especially when you have a short recruitment period or a position that is hard to fill. To take advantage of this option, just mention in the transmittal of your ad copy that you also want the job listed in the Home Page Featured Job Opportunities section. Check our Home Page to view this feature.

IF WE ALREADY HAVE OUR OWN JOB SITE ON THE WEB, WHY SHOULD WE ADVERTISE ON GOVTJOB.NET?

There are more than 60,000 local government jurisdictions in the United States. Job seekers cannot possibly, nor do they want to, search each individual jurisdiction for job listings. The Local Government Job Net gives employees an easy, accessible, one stop job search website. Moreover, the Local Government Job Net is listed with more than 1000 search engines and dozens of directories, etc. Plus, we have established links to our site from many local government related web sites. In addition, our Job Net information is posted on thousands of city hall and county court house employee bulletin boards across the country. Our Job Net is averaging 13,000 to 17,000 "hits" (total files downloaded) per day with traffic continuing to steadily climb. During the course of a normal run, your job announcement will be downloaded by 4,000 to 6,000 job seekers, most of whom will be career local government professionals. The Local Government Job Net is where local government job seekers employees are now turning for online listings of employment opportunities in local government. According to our statistics, our site is fairly evenly accessed among all U.S. time zones, with slightly more hits from the west.

LGI's Job Net rates are very reasonable, and just a fraction of the cost of a one day ad in the Sunday edition of a major daily newspaper.

As an added benefit at no additional cost, we will add a link from within your ad to your existing web site, if you have one. This is another easy and cost-effective way to increase the traffic to your local web site. Yes, even if you have your own job site, we will link to it from any single ad you place with us. This is a great way to leverage your advertising dollars and increase access to your other employment announcements.

WHY SHOULD I ADVERTISE WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT JOB NET, WHEN THERE ARE OTHER LOW COST OR NO COST JOB LISTING SITES?

GovtJob.Net gets more hits and has more job posting than any other local government related job site. Your announcement will be noticed! The goal of your recruitment efforts is to develop an applicant pool comprised of an adequate number of well qualified job applicants. You cannot do that if your job listings are rarely accessed or seen. When an agency posts a listing with a free on- line service such as your state employment agency, etc., your local government position gets "lost" among hundreds or thousands of other private and other sector job listings. Have you ever actually searched the other sites for local government listings? We do regularly, and the local government listings are virtually nonexistent. However, the govtjob.net has between 200 and 400 listings at any given time. Applicants, especially local government career professionals, can get discouraged having to "hunt and Peck" through hundreds of job listings to find a single advertised government position in their field. Not so with govtjob.net Our listings are easy to access.

Another point to consider is the potential problem of being inundated with applications from marginally or unqualified persons. This often happens when advertising in a major newspaper. This rarely happens with govtjob.net . Our site caters to career state and local government professionals.

Govtjob.net  is limited to positions in state and local government. Our Job Net information is posted on thousands of city hall and county court house employee bulletin boards across the country. We regularly advertise in local government publications such as ICMA PM magazine and J.O.B.S. Newsletter, IPMA Newsletter, APWA Reporter, Governing, American City and County, NLC Nations Cities Weekly, NACO, Law and Order, Better Roads, etc. In addition, govtjob.net is listed with over 1000 search engines and directories, etc. Plus, we have established links to our site from most local government related web sites. Thousands of well qualified local government employees search our Job Net website on a weekly basis.


WE'RE NOT ONLINE YET. WHY SHOULD ADVERTISE ON THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT JOB NET?

95% of all organizations of any significance are now advertising their job announcements via the Internet. You can still advertise your job vacancies online, even if your agency does not post it opening online yourself. If you are still advertising only through printed classified advertising, you're wasting a lot of money and missing out on the high impact low cost recruitment that govtjob.net.  When you consider that a 1-time Sunday ad of 150 words in your major daily newspaper can cost more than $400.00 compared to a $39.00 five hundred word 45 day govtjob.net ad that is seen by thousands of career local government employees, then you begin to see the advantages of govtjob.net.

HOW MUCH TRAFFIC DOES GOVTJOB.NET GENERATE?

Our Job Net is averaging 14,000 to 17,000 "hits" (total files downloaded) per day with traffic continuing to steadily climb. During the course of a normal run, your job announcement will be downloaded by 4,000 to 6,000 job seekers, most of whom will be career local government professionals. You can view recent website activity on our site.

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