Recruitment Advertising Sources

In an effort to reduce employment and recruitment advertising costs for University of Illinois departments, University Human Resources has initiated agreements to provide the most favorable rates.

Only departments advertising for academic positions should utilize these services. Non-academic staff position advertising will continue to be administered through your campus Human Resources office. Please contact the Employment unit of that office for details.

Online Advertising

Beyond.com

Beyond.com provides a 60-day job posting for $100, which is a discount of $250 per posting. In order to get the $100 rate, submit job ads using the University of Illinois Beyond.com online job posting portal, which allows each college/unit/department to set up their own Beyond.com account and pay online using a P-Card.

CareerBuilder

CareerBuilder provides a one-month job posting for $200. In order to get the $200 rate, submit job ads using the University of Illinois CareerBuilder online job posting portal, which allows each college/unit/department to set up their own CareerBuilder account and pay online using a P-Card. (Note: The P-Card account information will not be stored with your profile. You will be required to re-enter this information for each purchase.)

Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

Positions posted on the Urbana and Chicago campuses are automatically posted to the Greater Chicago Midwest HERC website. Springfield may post positions manually.

Newspaper Advertising

The University of Illinois receives a preferred rate with the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.

Types of Newspaper Ads

Most newspapers offer two options for advertisements, an In-column Line Ad or a Display Ad.

  • In-Column Line Ad - one column in width, billed per line and are generally less expensive.
  • Multi-Column Display Ad - more than one column in width, the type font is larger, and the ad may include a border or artwork (logos, photos) to set it off from it's surroundings. Display ads may often be designed by the newspaper, or you may send your ad camera-ready.

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