Career sites in multiple languages

How to add a career site in another language

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Written by Melanie
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Activating this feature allows you to create versions of your career site in different languages. Connect with candidates across various markets and engage with them in their chosen language.

A Company Admin user needs to activate this feature in the Add-on feature center to get started

Add a new language

Once this feature is enabled, head over to your Settings → Content / Career site → Language, where you can add the language you want to work with. Do so by clicking ➕ Add language.

Now, you can select the Career site language and what emoji you want representing this version. This emoji is only displayed internally. It will show on every page and block in the content editor, so you know exactly which version you are working on. And you can clone an existing career site, but if you don't choose one your new career site will be a blank slate.

Clone career site means you can use an existing career site as a template, copying all its blocks. Only the texts that are automatically generated by us will be translated. Any content that was manually added needs to be translated by you. You will still be able to remove or edit blocks from the cloned page if you want to. The option to clone the content is only available when creating the new career site. Once it has been added, the content on each career site is created independently.

💡 In the example above, we’re creating a new language and have chosen Norwegian and the Norwegian flag 🇳🇴 as emoji. The new career site will be created as a clone of the existing English site.

After you click the Save button, you will see it listed under your language settings. The next step is to review and edit the content of this page.

Content

To edit the pages for your new language, click the three dots and 🔗 Open in Content👆, it sends you to the content editor of this specific page.

You will also be able to access all the different languages’ editors by clicking on the Content tab in your main navigation, like so:

The logo and branding will be the same throughout all language versions.

Add translations to Settings

Go to Settings to add translations to different sections. You'll see a language tab at the top where you can switch between your languages and view or enter information.

You can add translations to your:

  • Departments

  • Locations

  • Messages (under Templates)

  • Connect

  • Questions

  • Collecting permissions

You can also see an overview of which sections need a translation, like here for Questions. To make the experience as smooth as possible, make sure to add the translations to all of them. Otherwise, the version of the default language will be used.

Add translations to Employee profiles

What would a company be without its employees? Any profile can be edited by a Company Admin user via the Employee tab or by the users themselves (except for No-Access users).

The user's email signature can be translated under their profile Settings. And when you click on Edit profile, you can add versions to the person's job title and bio. If a department or location is assigned to the user, Teamtailor will automatically retrieve the translation from the main Settings and incorporate it into the career site.

💡The translations are primarily for candidates and career site visitors. They're not available for the users. For example, when selecting a department for a job or a message template for an email the title will still only show in the default language to the user, no matter what language the user picked in their profile.

Jobs

Now let's look at the jobs. The Job ad language field in the job editor will determine where the job ad is published. For example, if you select English from the drop-down menu the job ad will be published on the English version of your career site. This field will be mandatory for all your jobs as soon as an additional career site has been created. Note, that you can only select one job ad language per job.

Once selected, you will notice that when you add questions to the job application form, the drop-down menu indicates whether a question has been translated into the specific language. This way you can make sure that the application form shows that question in the correct language. When looking at the question options to choose from, they will appear in the default language at first. But once the question has been selected it converts to the language specified for the job in the job editor.

If you wish to show all jobs on a career site, regardless of the language of the job, you can easily enable this feature. Navigate back to Content and access the specific career site where you want to display all jobs in any language. Open the Jobs page, then go to the Jobs block. You will now find the option to Include all languages. Don't forget to save your changes and, lastly, publish the update to make it live.

Candidates

When a person applies, the job's language will be displayed in the job application on the candidate card. The candidate will receive automatic emails in the job's language and Teamtailor will use the translations you have added in Settings. As for additional features, such as NPS surveys or Meeting invitations, Teamtailor automatically translates any auto-generated content that is sent to the candidate.

The users will see everything in the default language, however. This includes interview kit questions and the questions the candidate answers. Only the text answers will be presented in the original language in which the candidate provided them.

Furthermore, you will also have a new filter option in the Candidates and Jobs tab now, which lets you filter for languages.

💡Select your most used filters and add them as a segment, to be able to get a quick overview next time you're searching for candidates.

Activate the new language

Once you're done with everything and happy with the result, it's time to go live with this site. Go to your Settings → Content / Career site → Language. Click the three dots and toggle active on!

The URL will automatically be your current domain, with a two-letter language code following it. For example careers.example.com/no for a Norwegian site. In addition, your career site will also automatically link to the other sites in the footer at the bottom of your career site.

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