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How do I enable multiple languages for my jobs?
How do I enable multiple languages for my jobs?
Show your jobs in multiple languages
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If you would like to display jobs on your careers site in multiple languages, please follow the instructions below.

Enable Multi-language and add languages

1. Go to Settings > Company Settings > Languages and toggle the switch to enable multiple languages.

2. Choose which languages you want to enable by toggling the switch next to them and set which should be your default language.


  • There are ten available languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Polish, Danish, Finnish, Latvian, Norwegian, and Swedish.

  • The default language is the language your careers site will fall back on if a candidate is using their browser in a language you have not added for the careers site. Depending on the candidate's browser language and the languages you have enabled, candidates will see the careers site in their own language or in the default language.

3. Click + Add custom translation to add a custom translation for a language that is not yet available.

4. Select the language and fill in the translations for the available text on your careers site and on public views.

Show your jobs in multiple languages

Awesome, you've enabled multiple languages! Now, you'll want to show a job in more than one language - follow the instructions below:

1. Go to your Jobs and click Edit on the job you want to display in multiple languages.

2. A languages panel will now be shown at the top right corner of the job editor. Here you can manage your job languages and choose per job which language(s) you want to display them in.

3. Click on Manage job languages and toggle the languages you want to display your job in. Only languages that you previously enabled in the main language settings will be available here.

Note: The primary language acts as a fallback for when a job is partially translated. For example, if you want to show your job in German, but you haven't completely translated the different elements yet, the untranslated elements will be shown in English. Additionally, the job will be promoted to the job board(s) in the primary language.

All the job's elements need to be translated first, before a language can be made primary for a job.

Important: If you choose to disable a language, all of the translation and changes you've made will be permanently deleted. If you want to disable a language, but this language is used as a primary language for a job, you will first need to choose a different primary language for this job.

4. Now you can add the translations for the Job title, Job description and requirements, screening questions, and auto-confirmation email. Fields that still need translations will be shown in orange.

5. After you have added all the translations for the different elements, the language circle will appear in green for the language.

Note: You can have your careers site default language set to English, but choose a different primary language for a job. Your careers site will be shown in the default language if a candidate's browser's language is not enabled for your site. The primary language acts as a fallback if a job isn't fully translated for an enabled language in a particular job.

The primary language is used to promote your jobs to the free and premium job boards. It isn't possible to promote your jobs in multiple languages to job boards.

Show your careers site in multiple languages

Now that you have added a job in multiple languages, you probably want to completely display your careers site in these languages as well.

1. Add translations for the different content sections (perks & benefits, quotes, text and pictures etc.) on your careers site.

2. Make sure to also go over the sections SEO & Sharing, Terms and Conditions, and Privacy and Cookie Policy under More.

There will now be a language switcher in the header of your careers site which candidates can use to view the site in their preferred language.

For the job overview there will also be a filter for languages which your visitors can use to filter your jobs and see which ones are available in their language.

Additional Language settings

If you have multi-language enabled, make sure to also go over the following settings as well.

1. Go to Settings > Templates > Email templates > Auto-confirmation, and select the language you want to add a translation for, fill in the translations while using the placeholders, and save the email.

2. Go to departments and click on the pencil icon.

3. Fill in the department translations for the enabled languages and click Update.

4. If you have the GDPR feature pack enabled, go to Settings >Company settings > GDPR. Under GDPR-related footer, select a language and click Edit.

5. Add the translations and links for the footer of the auto confirmation email and click Save. If it is one of the pre-translated languages, you can click Reset to default to add in the translations and links.

6. You can change translations for the careers site or the public views (share candidates, events scheduler, etc.) under Settings > Company Settings > Languages click the pencil icon next to the language.

7. In the right column you can edit the text of the translations. You can also Reset to defaults if you no longer want to use your own custom translations.

Now you are all set to have your careers site and communication with candidates in multiple languages!

Under Settings > Company Settings > Languages you can also set the Default language for new team members, you can choose between English, Dutch, German, or French.

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