A sign in the lobby of the Port Angeles Walmart says they are hiring and shows many job listings.
You ever notice the statements in a job posting that say when the job opening is supposed to close? Sometimes there are some, and sometimes there are none. Here are some examples;
1) Open until filled. This type of job could be hard to fill. Therefore, the human resources people keep this job closing date open ended to try and gather as much of a job applicant pool as they can. The problem is that some of the applicants that apply early, may not be available when the organization is ready to hire.
2) Job closes (fill in date here). Sometimes jobs close early if an organization already has someone in mind or they expect a lot of applicants (like during a recession). Other times, the closing date could be months ahead, because human resources wants to gather a lot of applicants.
3) Guaranteed consideration date. Sort of a combination of both of the above. If a hiring manager has enough applicants by the consideration date, then they will close the job to applications. If not, the job will stay open and be closed at a moment's notice.
4) No closing date. Similar as Open Until Filled.
Have a good one.
Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor