Posted by NPAworldwide Headquarters on Apr 28, 2022

When creating jobs on NPAmarketplace, there is a "Target Date" field that has been the source of some confusion. Typically, we get these questions:

  • Why can't I find my job?
  • Why can't I set the target date for MORE than 90 days into the future?

Regarding the first question, "why can't I find my job?" - the "target" date is basically an expiration date. You'll note when you open the calendar, it defaults to today's date. If you leave that default date in place (today), it means your new job will EXPIRE after today, so no one can find it. So, you definitely want to set a future date.

This leads to the second question, "why can't I set the target date for MORE than 90 days into the future?" It has been our long-standing policy that we do not allow jobs to remain on the site for more than 90 days. Many job boards do not allow posting of jobs that are more than 90 days old, so we adopted the same policy so that aggregators would continue to accept our job feeds.

Here are a couple of caveats:

  • If you use the calendar to select your target date, it will automatically stop at 90 days
  • If you enter the target date manually, and it is MORE than 90 days into the future, your record will not be posted until the target date is updated to be inside the 90-day window
  • If you skip this field entirely, NPAmarketplace will automatically mark your job as 'inactive' at 90 days post-creation