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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do listings cost?
$399 per ad for full-time and contract listings, $299 for part-time listings and freelance gigs, and $149 for internships and moonlighting gigs. We offer discounted pricing if posting two or more listings at once: 10% for 2 listings, 15% off for 3-4 listings, and 20% off for 5 or more listings.
What’s the difference between full-time, contract, freelance, and internship?
These three terms are used loosely throughout the employment world and can mean different things to different people. But in the context of Authentic Jobs, we’ve defined the following for each of these job types. Full-time is a salaried position, usually on-site and long-term, and typically 40 hours per week. Contract is a temporary or temp-to-perm position, and the contractor usually works on-site some or all of the time. Freelance is outsourced work, usually a short-term commitment, and work can often be done from anywhere. Internships are on-the-job training that may or may not be paid work.
How long will my listing be online?
60 days for full-time and contract listings, 60 days for everything else. After that, listings are automatically removed from the site.
How do I edit my listing?
You should have received a confirmation email after posting your listing. This email includes a link for editing your listing. If you’ve lost this email, or if spam filters ate it up (not uncommon), send us a note and we’ll resend your link.
Hi. I need an invoice.
Okay, that wasn’t a question, but we’ll still answer it. First off, invoicing is only available to U.S. customers at this time. The email you receive after posting your listing doubles as an invoice. If that’s not sufficient, contact us and we’ll manually craft one for you. Be sure to include any special instructions, such as department code, VAT, etc.
If you’re asking about being invoiced rather than paying by credit card, we’d be happy to set you up for invoicing. It’s pretty simple. We give you a code that allows you to post without being charged. Then, we invoice you by email, and you pay by check within 30 days. Your code is valid for a long time, so you can repeat this process as often as you’d like.
Where will my listing been seen?
In addition to listings being featured on, listings are also featured on and on about 20 partner websites that are targeted to the job seekers you’re hoping fill your position. Together, these sites capture millions of page views every month and hundreds of thousands of unique visitors.
What kind of response to my listing should I expect?
We place emphasis on quality of applicants, not quantity. Some employers receive many applicants, while others receive only a few. To an extent, you can affect the kind of response you receive by attracting applicants with your listing text. Do you offer a relocation package? Do you work with impressive clients? Are the job perks too good to pass up? Talk about these kinds of things in your listing.
Where are the candidates located?
About 65% of the site’s traffic comes from job seekers in the U.S. The rest comes from more than 100 countries, with the UK, Canada, and India in the second, third, and fourth positions. The first person ever hired through the site was for a company in London. We’ve had companies list (and hire) for positions as far away as Australia.
Do you offer a discount for educational institutions and non-profits?
Absolutely! We’re very friendly to educational institutions and non-profits — see our efforts with Kiva and Charity:Water. Please Contact us, tell us a little about your organization, and we’ll craft a discount just for you (usually 25% off the listed prices).
Why do you charge a lot more than craigslist?
We don’t compete with high-volume sites like and craigslist. We offer a very targeted approach with a targeted audience. Quality over quantity. Further, with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, we could very well cost $1,000 more than craigslist, and yet if your listing doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, it doesn't cost you anything in the end. For all intents and purposes, our service could cost you less than craigslist if it doesn't work out—$0.
What happens if my listing expires and I haven’t found the right candidate?
Don’t fret. You’ve got a couple options here. Finding the right candidate, as you know, isn’t an overnight sensation. It usually takes time and patience to find the person for the job. If your listing expires and you haven’t found that special someone, you can either republish your ad (see the link in the email we sent you) or request a refund and try finding candidates elsewhere.
How do I request a refund?
Contact us and ask for a full refund within 30 days after the listing expires. We’ll refund your payment by credit card or check. That’s it.