A JANZZ offers comprehensive opportunity to describe your search criteria or offer in detail. Before you start, consider which criteria you really require, and which you have more flexibility on. If you are looking for a job as a babysitter, you will likely need to complete fewer fields than as a dermatology specialist.
As a special feature of JANZZ.jobs, you have the possibility to clone the JANZZ of another user. In order to use someone else's JANZZ as template, click on the correpsonding button in the JANZZ preview.
1. Enter your JANZZ title
This is the title your JANZZ is published under. Try to keep it short, simple and clear – for example, “landscape gardener”. You will have plenty of opportunity to describe your activity or required occupation/profession or function in more detail later on. This title is onlyconsidered for information purposes and does not factor into the matching process.
2. Social Tags
As a company, you can mark your job offers with social tags. By activating these social tags, you can indicate that your JANZZ is suitable for people with special needs or disabilities, or for experienced people aged 50+.
3. Set authorizations
When setting up a JANZZ, you decide whether to be the sole editor or to share the JANZZ with other users on your subscription. Whichever you choose, you can modify these authorizations at any time. This means that you can also share a JANZZ with someone for a limited time – while you are on holiday, for example.
4. Select a language for JANZZ.jobs
As a general rule, the language you enter here will be the primary language you will use to communicate with JANZZ.jobs. However, you can write in English within your JANZZs, and still display content in German, as an example. This makes sense if you are searching internationally, or across language divides.
5. Enter an occupation/profession
Do not enter job titles that are too specialized, e.g. “master gardener” or “language school advisor”; they may only be known to you, or only used in your company. Try to follow the prompted relevant fields in JANZZ.jobs and add your own particulars – these fields allow you to fine-tune the information you give on your knowledge and occupation/profession without compromising your search. Complete all of the fields in detail to improve your chances of a perfect match.
- For example, “doctor” is a too vague – a doctorate is after all awarded in everything from veterinary medicine, to cellular microbiology. Make it clear whether you are a doctor of medicine or a veterinarian.
- State your discipline and/or specialisation – the system will help you complete these fields as you go. You can also select your level of specialization, and add some information in greater depth.
- Try making a JANZZ stating only the function, then try out the various options – It pays to be thorough and accurate.
Describe what challenge you are looking for or offering. What characteristics are important to you in a job you are looking for, or in a vacancy you are seeking to fill? Examples: soft skills, motivation, significant personality traits, etc.
Here you can enter the date you are available from, or when you are free to take up a position, e.g. “immediately” or from 1 July 2012. Date ranges can also be entered, e.g. “from/to” for fixed-term appointments.
8. Type of contract
Here you can enter the basis on which you are offering/looking for a position or assistance, e.g. full-time, part-time, freelance, voluntary, mini/micro or odd job etc. The options are broad, and a drop-down field helps you to make your selection. If possible, enter several contract types – this greatly increases the probability of good matches.
9. Match Factor
Set a low Match Factor to start with. Keep in mind: the higher you set your Match Factor, the fewer people will see your JANZZ. Work with your experimental results, the more matches you receive, the more discriminating your Match Factor can be – this means you can set it higher. It is quite simple: the lower the Match Factor, the more matches you get; the higher the Match Factor, the fewer, though more exact the matches.
10. How much
If possible, do not quote fixed salary amounts here. Instead, work with bandwidths: “to/from”. This increases your chances of a match and you leave yourself room for negotiation.
11. Where, including radius
JANZZ.jobs uses radius to determine the area, measured from your location, you are willing to undertake activities. It is the same as the distance you commute to/from work. You can quote several places at the same time – the wider the radius, the greater your prospects of success. If you are offering a JANZZ at a specific location, you should enter 0 km.
If you are a product manager in banking, you might enter “mortgages” here. If you are an advertising agency, you would register the specialist knowledge you are looking for here, such as “CI/CD”, “Web design”, etc. Describe which specialist knowledge you are looking for or can offer for this JANZZ. List everything you can do well. Be brief, accurate and insightful – but, at the same time, try to be precise and avoid unspecific descriptions such as simply “Apple”. This helps to round off the overall picture your counterpart will have of you and enables precise matching.
13. Soft skills
In contrast to “skills/competences”, in this area you should enter the most important soft skills that are relevant to the occupation/profession you are looking for or offering in this JANZZ. For example:
- Sense of responsibility/autonomy
- Conflict resolution and communication skills
- Ability to compromise
- Ability to take criticism
- Ambitious, hard-working
Enter all the education and further training you are seeking or offering here, including: education/qualifications and their levels, diplomas, certificates, courses completed, etc.
List the areas in which you have gained experience, or the experience you require for this JANZZ. In the first field, enter some brief but informative terms describing the experience sought or offered. In the drop-down menu of the second field, you can select the period of time. Please note: the duration of each position should be recorded individually; for example, if you have worked as a travel agent and branch manager for a total of 10 years, list the time periods separately: “7 years as a travel agent” and “3 years as a branch manager”.
Not only can you indicate in which industry you have gained an experience but you can also say whether you held project and/or budget and/or personnel responsibility during these periods of employment.
Describe the responsibilities, tasks and duties required or offered here. For example, would you like to manage people? Or does the activity offered comprise special duties, such as supervising apprentices?
Select the industries and sectors that you are willing to work in, or the industry or service sector in which your company is engaged. Possible examples are: financial services, medicine, sales, etc. If you have selected no specific sector, your JANZZ search will always cover all industries. Whenever possible, register multiple industries to enhance your chances of perfect matching.
List the language(s) you know, how well and in what form, or which language(s) you require for your JANZZ. A possible example is: English (mother tongue), German (fluent written and spoken).
19. Attach documents
In this area you can add the documents of your choice, taken from your own files to your JANZZ. It is most likely not necessary always attach all of your available documents to every single JANZZ. Decide what is reasonable and may take you further with this particular JANZZ. Act on the principle “as much as necessary, as little as possible”.