FAQ – Questions answered about Greenjobs.nl!

16 feb. 2022 @ 15:56

FAQ – Questions answered about Greenjobs.nl!

At Greenjobs.nl we sometimes get questions about the jobboard and the services, so we are happy to explain them. In this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) we answer to the most frequently asked questions about Greenjobs.nl. Divided in a section for Employers and below one for Job Seekers.

This page gets regular updates. Last update januari 2023.

For Employers

How long does it take to post jobs on Greenjobs.nl?
The Greenjobs.nl platform makes posting jobs easy and it is possible to post a vacancy within minutes. You create your job advert in simple steps via your own account and it is immediately online.


Where are all my vacancies displayed?
Your posted jobs can be seen on Greenjobs.nl. The Premium and Premium Social jobs are also shared once in the newsletter, which is sent twice a month. If you post a Premium Social job, your job will also be visible on our 4 social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Greenjobs.nl has a total of +25,000 followers on social media!

Premium and Premium Social jobs are also posted free of charge as much as possible on various social media groups, including LinkedIn and Facebook. All Premium and Premium Social jobs from the Public Sector are posted free of charge in the LinkedIn group 'Sustainable Vacancies in the Public Sector & Government'.


Is there a limit to the number of jobs I can post on Greenjobs.nl?
With Premium, Premium Social job adverts or a subscription you have no limit on the number of jobs you post. You can post as many as you want.

Do you want to post a 'Freemium' job? A maximum of 2 Freemium jobs can be posted per period of 20 days. In total, an organization may not post more than 12 Freemium jobs on an annual basis. Terms apply when posting a Freemium job.


How to write a good job advert text. Can you help?

Absolute! Check out the blog page for blogs full of tips for employers about jobs, interviews and other tips.
The blog 7 Tips for a strong vacancy text is specifically about how to write a good vacancy text.


How long are my vacancies online on Greenjobs.nl?
•A Premium job advert is online for 35 days
•A Premium Social job advert is online for 60 days
• All jobs of a subscription are online for 60 days
• A Freemium job advert is online for 20 days.

We currently offer users to extend a Premium or Premium Social once free of charge for 20 days.


What are the conditions of a Freemium (free) job posting?
The following conditions apply to a free job posting:
• The job is online for 20 days on Greenjobs.nl
• Post a maximum of 2 Freemium jobs at the same time
• Post max 12 Freemium jobs on an annual basis
• No external links to websites and e-mail addresses are allowed in the text (this is allowed with Premium, Premium Social jobs and subscriptions)
• Your vacancy is not boosted, is not higher at the top, is not mentioned in the newsletter and is not shared on social media (this does happen with Premium, Premium Social jobs and subscriptions)


I have several jobs, can I take a subscription and do you offer discount?
Yes, you can, contact us at team@greenjobs.nl and we'll explain. A subscription is advantageous if you have a large recruitment need and many open jobs. A subscription can be ordered for different periods, depending on your recruitment needs. Do you temporarily have a strong increase in jobs, or are you always recruiting a lot, Greenjobs.nl has a suitable subscription for you in both situations.


We work with a careers site, can a link be made with Greenjobs.nl?
Yes, Greenjobs.nl can make an XML link with many career sites so that your sustainable jobs automatically appear on Greenjobs.nl. You don't have to upload the jobs yourself, it's done automatically. Links to Recruitee, Homerun and other career sites can be made. For more information send an email to team@greenjobs.nl and we will tell you more about it.


What is a 'green job', what is a sustainable job?
At Greenjobs.nl we use the following guidelines about what constitutes a sustainable job:

  • All jobs of mission-driven organization. These are organizations with a very clear sustainable mission. Think of companies such as Plastic Free Amsterdam, Vandebron and many others.
  • All jobs of B Corps. Greenjobs.nl even has a separate search category for vacancies at B Corps!
  • Sustainable jobs at governments and in the public sector, such as municipalities, water boards, environmental services and provinces
  • Sustainable jobs at organizations that would like to become more sustainable and, for example, are looking for a Sustainability Advisor.

Gray area about whether a job is really sustainable will always exist and Greenjobs.nl does its best to prevent companies that are more concerned with greenwashing than sustainability from appearing on Greenjobs.nl. That is why every vacancy that appears on Greenjobs.nl is checked by the Account Management team. In case of doubt, we contact the organisation and ask how the job is sustainable. In case there is still doubt, the vacancy will be removed from the vacancy database.

If you want to read more about greenwashing and what exactly we do to combat it, read the blog: What is greenwashing.


What does it mean that Greenjobs.nl is a B Corp, are you sustainable yourself?
Yes Greenjobs.nl is a sustainable jobboard. Greenjobs.nl is a B Corporation which means that we meet the highest standards for sustainability, employees, customers, transparency and society. Many companies are already committed to a more sustainable planet and that is of course very good! Unfortunately, there are also parties who pretend to be more sustainable than they are through greenwashing. With a B Corp certification, this is hardly possible.

-Would you like to read more about what it means to be a B Corp, read our blog: Why Greenjobs.nl is a B Corp (and what a B Corp actually is)

-If you want to read more about why we are sustainable and what our goals are, read the blog: Greenjobs.nl, the goals and why we exist.

How does Greenjobs.nl attract (latent) jobseekers for the vacancies?
All those hundreds of sustainable vacancies are nice, but how do you find candidates and job seekers so that the vacancies are also viewed? A vacancy database without visitors is of no use to anyone. That is why we work hard with the Greenjobs.nl team to enthuse and engage more people training for a sustainable job! We address a very large target group via the 4 social media channels on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We now have about +25,000 followers! 

Furthermore, we have worked very hard in recent years to increase the brand awareness of Greenjobs.nl and fortunately more and more people are finding Greenjobs.nl for a new job. We are a member of many groups on LinkedIn and Facebook, in which we regularly share vacancies and sustainable tips. For sustainable vacancies in the Government and Public sector, we have created a handy LinkedIn group where you can find many sustainable vacancies in the government.


Will I find a candidate with certainty via Greenjobs.nl?
Greenjobs.nl is a jobboard, not a recruitment agency, so we cannot make any promises about whether your vacancy will be filled if you post it on Greenjobs.nl. Nor can we make any predictions about the number of views for a vacancy.

The success of a job advert depends on many factors, such as a good appealing job text, the technical requirements, or desired training, the working climate (currently overheated labor market), location, remuneration and other matters. If you boost the vacancy and make it Premium or Premium Social, your position will certainly get more views than with a Freemium, because your vacancy will be on the website longer, higher on the website and will be mentioned in the newsletter. With a Premium Social package, the vacancy also receives a Social Media campaign and the views are boosted enormously.

All the views your vacancy receives help build your employer brand. If your vacancy is posted on Greenjobs.nl, it strengthens your employer brand. See also the survey results among employers for more opinions.

Why is Greenjobs.nl free to use?

Why is Greenjobs.nl a free jobboard? A question that Greenjobs.nl gets very often is why are you free to use and why can you post a sustainable vacancy free of charge? The answer is very simple! Greenjobs.nl is a mission-driven job board that participates in an important mission to save the planet. To create a more sustainable planet and work towards a sustainable future. Because Greenjobs.nl wants to help more people find a sustainable job, they keep the sustainable job bank accessible for all sustainable vacancies of organizations and governments. That is why Greenjobs.nl also offers the vacancy database for free.

Greenjobs.nl wants to offer a platform for all sustainable vacancies. After all, the more people in sustainable jobs, the better! Even if organizations have a smaller budget or no budget to post a vacancy, they can always go to Greenjobs.nl. This will always be the case. As far as we are concerned, the transition to the new and sustainable economy cannot go fast enough. Anyone who wants to contribute to this can therefore use the vacancy database Greenjobs.nl for free.


How is Greenjobs.nl different from other jobboards?

An organization can place jobs on many jobboards! Recently, many jobboards have been added that are also involved in sustainability. But what makes Greenjobs.nl different?

- Greenjobs.nl is a B Corp, which shows that we are really serious about our mission and that sustainability is in every fiber of the company;
- Each vacancy is checked and approved (or rejected) by the Account Management team;
- Greenjobs.nl will always be free to use;
- Greenjobs.nl is often at (job)fairs and events and gives lectures about a sustainable career. We are in close contact with colleges and universities to inform students about a sustainable career and sustainable starter jobs. It also always mentions the companies and governments that use Greenjobs.nl;
- Greenjobs.nl is a mission-driven company. We do not have a pure profit motive. The intentions are sincere and transparent. Together we work to make the planet more sustainable.
- Greenjobs.nl places Premium and Premium Social jobs free of charge in relevant LinkedIn and Facebook groups.


How many newsletter readers does Greenjobs.nl have?

A newsletter is sent twice a month. At the beginning of the month a full newsletter with sustainable lifestyle tips and vacancies. Around the 15th of the month we send another newsletter, which only contains the latest vacancies and is the 'jobs-only' newsletter. We currently have +7,900 newsletter readers! If you also want to receive the nice Greenjobs.nl sustainable newsletter, sign up quickly.


Is Greenjobs.nl a recruitment agency?

No, Greenjobs.nl is not a recruitment agency, Greenjobs.nl is a jobboard where we match organizations with sustainable vacancies with people looking for a meaningful, sustainable job. Greenjobs.nl is part of  The Sustainable Recruiter holding. The Sustainable Recruiter is a recruitment agency and only recruits for sustainable vacancies. The Sustainable Recruiter pursues the same sustainable goals as Greenjobs.nl.
Karin Nusmeijer is working as recruiter at The Sustainable Recruiter and can tell you more about this!


I have more questions. Where can I go?

Didn't find your answer? Then you can also reach us via team@greenjobs.nl and we will answer your question as soon as possible.

For Job Seekers

Does Greenjobs.nl offer career advice and can I start a conversation with Greenjobs.nl to find a sustainable job?
Greenjobs.nl is a job board and we do not have a career advice department. Unfortunately, we cannot schedule interviews with job seekers. We do have many pages full of career advice, maybe you can take a look at that? There are also many blogs full of tips on how to find a sustainable job.

Can I apply to Greenjobs.nl without creating an account and logging in?

Yes, you can apply on Greenjobs.nl without creating an account. But if you want to use additional functions such as saving your favorite vacancies and viewing your application history, you can use a personal Greenjobs.nl account.

Will my CV be resold on Greenjobs.nl if I apply?

No, your resume is yours and Greenjobs.nl does not sell your data and resume, which is often the case with other job boards such as Monsterboard and Indeed.

Can I apply anonymously and/or without a CV on Greenjobs.nl?

Yes, it is possible to apply anonymously on Greenjobs.nl. You are free and not obliged to indicate your gender and/or to send your CV.

How often are new vacancies posted on Greenjobs.nl?

There are hundreds of vacancies online and new ones are added every day. Enough to choose from and reason enough to check the site often. If you don't want to miss a vacancy, create a job alert and receive the latest vacancies in your inbox.

How do I find B Corps vacancies on Greenjobs.nl?

Greenjobs.nl is itself a B Corp and that is why we think it is important to have a separate search category for jobs at B Corps. Would you like to work for a B Corp? Then click on the box of B Corp when browsing for sustainable jobs.

I applied via Greenjobs.nl, when will I hear about my application?
Of course you would like to hear something as soon as possible, but when, we don't know. As soon as you have applied, contact will be direct between you and the employer. If you have any questions about your application, we recommend that you contact the organization with which you applied directly.

What is a 'green job', what is a sustainable job? Do you have guidelines on what constitutes a sustainable job?
At Greenjobs.nl we use the following guidelines about what constitutes a sustainable job:
• All jobs of mission-driven organization. These are organizations with a very clear sustainable mission. Think of companies such as Plastic Free Amsterdam, Vandebron and many others.
• All jobs of B Corps. Greenjobs.nl even has a separate search category for vacancies at B Corps!
• Sustainable vacancies at governments and in the public sector, such as municipalities, water boards, environmental services and provinces.
• Sustainable vacancies at organizations that would like to become more sustainable and, for example, are looking for a Sustainability Advisor.

Gray area about whether a vacancy is really sustainable will always exist. Greenjobs.nl does its best to prevent vacancies from companies that are more concerned with greenwashing than sustainability from appearing on Greenjobs.nl. That is why every vacancy that appears on Greenjobs.nl is checked by the Account Management team. In case of doubt, the vacancy is removed from the vacancy database and the company is asked why it is a sustainable vacancy. In case of doubt, the vacancy will be removed from Greenjobs.nl.

If you want to read more about greenwashing and what exactly we do to combat it, read the blog: What is greenwashing?


I have more questions. Where can I go?

Didn't find your answer? Then you can reach us at team@greenjobs.nl. We will then respond to your question as soon as possible.

Together we work on making our planet more sustainable.

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