Two Ad Types: Open and Blind Ads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open advertisements include such information as the company’s name, job description, and how to apply. Organizations are often required to publish open job announcements to comply with Equal Opportunity laws. There are many great ways to respond to an open advertisement which we will cover on the next page.

Blind advertisements describe job openings without indicating the employer's name or address. The addresses listed are usually post office boxes.

As a note, there are legitimate reasons why employers or sales agents may post blind ads. They could be filing a position that is not yet announced, bringing in freelancers, or using this ad type as a means for reducing the number of responses. If you decide to apply, however, make sure you are providing the documentation requested.