jobCategoriesquery returns a superset of job categories supported across SEEK’s markets by default. However, presenting this entire hierarchy for selection is suboptimal:
- The hirer may see and be confused by overlapping categories.While our hierarchy aims to be mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive where possible, this principle cannot hold at a global level when we account for regional differences such as governmental structures. For example, Australia has a
Government - Localentry and New Zealand has a distinct
- The performance of the job ad will suffer if the selected job category is not relevant to the region, as it will be less likely to appear in recommendations and search results.
This issue will be exacerbated as we continue to evolve our ontologies for regional needs across the Asia-Pacific. To ensure that hirers are only presented with relevant categories, provide the
positionProfilecontext when retrieving job categories:
# Request results to be tailored to the position’s location.