Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I sign up with Onploy?

Onploy is a new, easy and efficient way for you to land your dream job. Unlike traditional job searches where you apply for roles, on Onploy, employers apply to you with opportunities. We’ll also pair you with a Onploy Career Advisor who will serve as your hiring ally and whose goal will be to help you navigate through the recruitment process and find the perfect job.

Best of all, the site is absolutely free for all jobseekers!

How is Onploy different from a job board?

Our platform offers the following advantages over traditional job boards:

  • Reduced time in searching. Consider only real and relevant opportunities.
  • Greater transparency around each job opportunity, allowing you to make better decisions about which employer to interview and proceed with.
  • We put you in control and have your dream job find you.

What candidates are employers on Onploy looking for?

The Onploy platform focuses on roles that we know are typically difficult to fill. For now, we’re starting in two categories:

  • Retail Management
  • Software Engineering

Most of our employers are looking for talent with two (2) or more years of experience.

Over time, we will expand into a variety of industries and job categories.

Where does Onploy currently operate?

Onploy currently focuses on Software Engineering opportunities in Melbourne, Australia.

If you live outside of Melbourne but are willing to relocate, we encourage you to still apply, as some of our employers are open to relocation or remote work opportunities.

For Retail Management roles, we have opportunities in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Over time, we will expand our coverage to more cities and states.

How much time do I need to commit if I join Onploy’s marketplace?

Finding a job can be a very time-consuming activity, we’ve tried to make it as easy and efficient as possible for you by providing as much information as we can from the start, so you don't waste your time pursuing roles that aren’t the right fit.

As a member of Onploy, you’ll have the skills and experience our employers are looking for, so you will only receive relevant enquiries from employers, which our Onploy Career Advisors will be able to help you navigate through.

If there is an opportunity you want to pursue then, as with any job, you’ll go through that company’s recruitment process. We recommend you hold off on any additional job searching while you’re on Onploy, to ensure you can give each opportunity the right amount of attention.

If you’re feeling too stretched at any point during the process, speak to your Onploy Career Advisor and he or she can lend a hand and help you prioritise and organise your interview schedule.

I don’t have any experience in my desired role and I’m still looking to transition into it. Can you help?

The majority of our employers are looking for jobseekers with two to eight years’ of relevant experience.

We do not provide any transition or education advice or services at this time.

What is your approval process for jobseekers and employers?

Onploy operates as a closed curated marketplace where both jobseekers and employers need to be approved before joining the marketplace.

Candidates must have a completed profile and demonstrable skills for one of our high-demand roles.

Employers must be willing to provide role details, including compensation, as part of the opportunities they make on our platform. We have the right to exclude employers for bad or inappropriate behaviour.

How long will it take for my profile to be reviewed?

Once you have submitted your completed profile, you can expect a response within days.

What is the role of the Onploy Career Advisor?

All jobseekers accepted onto the Onploy marketplace will be automatically paired with their own personal Onploy Career Advisor whose sole goal is to help you land that dream job.

They will help refine your profile to better showcase your skill and experience as well as check up on you to see how your job search efforts are going. As experts in recruitment, they are there to provide hints and advice throughout the whole job search process.

Your Onploy Career Advisor will be your primary contact on the platform and happy to answer any questions you have about Onploy.

When will employers be able to see my profile?

Once your profile has been approved, your profile will go live on the following Monday for employers to see.

Your profile will then be visible until the Friday up to four weeks following your profile going live. Beyond that point, your profile will no longer be visible to prospective employers on Onploy.

Throughout the whole period, you have control over who can see your profile. By default, we block your current employers from knowing that you’re on our platform. We also allow you to filter other employers from seeing your profile.

What types of companies can I expect to hear from with a personalised opportunity?

We have a diverse range of companies on our platform, ranging from venture-backed start-ups to multinational corporations, and we actively sign up the leading companies operating in the markets we are serving.

We also have vetted recruitment agencies onto our platform that have real job opportunities available.

All employers are monitored to ensure they are operating appropriately and according to our code of conduct. We reserve the right to remove anyone with a bad reputation or demonstrating inappropriate behaviour.

If I accept an interview request for a personalised opportunity, will I still be visible to other employers?

Yes, your profile is visible for the entire time your profile is live on Onploy, regardless of how many personalised opportunities you proceed with. Your profile will only be removed if you’re placed in a role, the four weeks has lapsed or you choose to take it down.

When you accept an interview this only indicates your interest in the opportunity, there is no commitment to take the role at this point. If, after your first interview, you don’t want to pursue the job any further, you’re not obligated to do so.

If I decline an interview request but change my mind, how do I re-engage with the company?

We always recommend that you take up the opportunity for an interview. You may be surprised at how great the role or the company could be for you, and it’s great practice to go through the process. In addition, you can always change your mind after the first conversation.

Even after accepting an opportunity, your salary, role title and other elements of the job remain negotiable.

If you decline an offer and change your mind, simply tell your Onploy Career Advisor and they can reverse the response for you.

Should I wait until the end of my four weeks on the marketplace to accept or decline the opportunities?

If you receive an opportunity from a company that you like, we suggest that you accept it immediately unless you are 100% sure you do not want to proceed. Most candidates get back to the employer within 48 hours. Accepting only means that you’ll start the formal interview process with the company – you can still consider other opportunities as they come up.

What happens after I accept an interview request for a specific opportunity?

Each employer has its own interview format and internal process. Most, if not all, perform certain skills tests and in-person meetings.

Some companies might bring you in immediately to meet the team, while some may call you first before meeting face-to-face.

I like the company but the salary is too low. What should I do?

If the salary range is in the right ballpark (i.e. within 20% of your expectations) and the company is of interest to you, we suggest you go ahead and accept the request.

We recommend discussing all opportunities with your Onploy Career Advisor. If there is a significant difference in expectation, our Onploy Career Advisor can help bridge the gap and provide you with ideas on other remuneration options to consider discussing with the employer.

Remember, an upfront salary range can be negotiated before a final offer is presented. Many employers may adjust their final offer based on your skills as revealed throughout the interview process.

My employer is on Onploy. Will they be able to see my profile?

You’re in control of your Onploy profile. We automatically hide your profile from your current employers. You may also hide your profile from any other hirers in the marketplace.

Can I rejoin Onploy’s marketplace again if I was unsuccessful in getting a job the first time?

Jobseekers typically only participate in our marketplace once per job search.

The platform is highly curated with a limited number of spots for jobseekers, thus we give priority to new jobseekers that are yet to experience the marketplace.

But if there are special circumstances, we might consider either extending your time in the marketplace and/or accommodating you at a later stage. Please speak to your Onploy Career Advisor to discuss further.

Do you have any freelance, temporary or telecommute opportunities?

No, we currently focus on permanent, full-time roles, but are looking at offering other types of opportunities soon.

Do any of your employers sponsor work visas?

Each company on Onploy will have their own process for accepting jobseekers that require work visas. Please tell your Onploy Career Advisor if you require sponsorship.

Can I remove my profile from Onploy?

Your privacy is very important to us. You can hide your profile from the marketplace at any time. Once you hide your profile, you’ll no longer appear in any search results. Employers that you’ve accepted an interview with, however, will continue to see your profile.

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