Why is there odd formatting in my job posting?

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Why is there odd formatting in my job posting?

Are you manually posting jobs but seeing odd formatting in your live job posting on your job board?? 

Formatting a Job Post

If you are seeing odd formatting or code on your job posting, you may be using code that is too complex, or pasting code from another website, causing issues. Copying from Word will also often convert content to complex HTML code, causing conflicts with the existing code on your site.

Complex Code Example

Here is an example of a job entry with complex code:

<span style="font-family:'Cambria';font-size:11pt;font-weight:bold;">General Job Duties:</span> </p> <ul style="margin:0pt;padding:0pt;list-style-type:disc;"> <li style="font-size:11pt;margin-left:54pt;"> <p style="margin-left:0pt;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span style="font-family:'Cambria';font-size:11pt;">Here is one job duty.</span> </p> </li> <li style="font-size:11pt;margin-left:54pt;"> <p style="margin-left:0pt;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span style="font-family:'Cambria';font-size:11pt;">Here is another job duty.</span>

As you can see, this code entered is very complex, with specifications for font, margins and styling. 

Using Simple HTML

The HTML code that is entered into the job description should be formatted as simply as possible, using only the most basic of html tags, such as <p>, <strong>, <em>, <ul>, <li> and a couple of others. See this article (https://haleymarketing.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200188357-Basic-HTML-101).

Using a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) Editor

If you are not familiar with writing HTML code, we recommend using this site, https://wordhtml.com/ when adding a new job. You can take your pre-written copy from a Word document, paste it into the "Word" tab on the left hand side of the screen. Next click the HTML tab, and copy the code in to be pasted into your job description section. This method will be much cleaner, not only for the job board, but also for the job aggregator websites that all your jobs are fed to.

 

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