SEEK Announcement

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The implementation of a new SEEK API will allow users to continue sourcing jobs to SEEK, but with an enhanced user experience. Some of the changes when sourcing a job will include:

  • Location searching - Search by suburb or postcode to present a list of suggested locations. This will replace the current drop down list.
  • Category suggestions - Keywords in the job title and the job location will be used to provide category suggestions to the user. This will replace the current drop down list.
  • Pay range - Flexibility in entering a minimum and maximum pay range. This will replace the current drop down list.
  • Branding - Ability to promote your company brand on the job ad for standout and premium ads, via a mandatory logo, optional cover image and display name.

We are working towards all clients having access to the new API by May 2022, in line with SEEK's timeline to end support of the current API from 1 July 2022.

Watch the following video to learn more.



When trying to future date the opening date I am getting a warning? 
If you try to post a job with a future opening date after the 26th May you will get a warning as the Seek API is planned to be in place by this date. The warning is so that you don't have any issues in Seek jobs not posting as result of the update and if you plan on posting a job to Seek after that date we ask that you don't post it until after the API change planned for 23-26 May.

What happens to jobs currently posted to SEEK?
Any jobs currently posted to SEEK will remain posted and the old sourcing channel will display in PageUp. The old sourcing channel can be adjusted to change details like the description or title, as long as the job does not get de-listed. Once a job is de-listed, it will then need to be posted via the new SEEK sourcing channel.

When will the new sourcing channel show?
The new sourcing channel will only show for jobs not currently posted to SEEK.

Will the current permissions / visibility of SEEK channels be retained?
Yes. Users who currently see SEEK under the sourcing channel tab on the job card will see the new SEEK sourcing channel. Users who have access to multiple SEEK channels will also continue to see multiple. This will be automatically managed by PageUp as part of the migration.

Can we still have business specific text added to the SEEK sourcing channel page?
At this stage you won’t be able to change the help text on the new SEEK sourcing channel pages. This is a future enhancement.

Do we keep all our SEEK sourcing channels?
Yes. If you have any additional sourcing channels set up, all will be kept and the new ones will be affixed with (new). The old seeking sourcing channels will be decommissioned towards the end of June when all old SEEK job posts are no longer active.

What is the logic that determines if the old or new sourcing channel will be used?
Any jobs that are currently posted to SEEK (on the old SEEK sourcing channel) will continue to show the old sourcing channel until the job expires. All other scenarios will show the new sourcing channel.

Will the change for the new SEEK sourcing channel be global?
It will be enabled globally for all clients that utilise SEEK. The old API will be decommissioned by SEEK at the end of June at which stage the old SEEK sourcing channel will be removed from PageUp too.

How can we change the name of a brand?
The brand values can be managed in the Logos & Brands section of the SEEK employer website.

How do we extend a job that has already been posted to SEEK?
Seek charges in 30 day blocks. For example, a job posted for 45 days would be charged for two 30-day blocks. If a job that is currently sourced on the old SEEK channel needs to be extended, there are 2 options:

  • Wait for the job to expire after which the new sourcing channel will show. The new sourcing channel can be used to post the second time.
  • Close the job immediately and the new sourcing channel will show. The new sourcing channel can be used to post the second time.

Some users are having issues pulling back 'Location' on the SEEK Sourcing Channel, how do we resolve this?
Your organisation may have a proxy or network setting which is blocking calls to the SEEK API. We recommend whitelisting the following URLs:

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I need to view the ad content of a job that was previously posted via the old API
The best spot to locate this will be by logging into your SEEK account and viewing the job ad there. This will mean you can see the exact details available to candidates through SEEK. Alternatively if the goal is to re-post some jobs to the new API, the details from the old posting can be reported on through Job via Sourcing in Enhanced Reporting, or Sourcing (Live) within Legacy Reporting.

Will Job Template filling continue to work with the new SEEK Sourcing Channel?
Yes, Job Templates will work with the new SEEK Sourcing Channel.


For related information refer to SEEK (requires login).



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