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Suggestions for extra fields on Job Posting

From: Russell Smith <russell.smith@workingin.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:10:14 +1300
To: "public-vocabs@w3.org Vocabularies" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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Hi,

It was great to see the new Job Posting schema released recently and I'm now working to get this deployed on several job related websites that I manage.

I have noticed a couple of properties that our websites use have not been included & while I understand Schema.org is not meant to be exhaustive list these are very common properties used across the industry in Europe and here in New Zealand and Australia. I know others would like to see included too. (See comments here: http://blog.schema.org/2011/11/schemaorg-support-for-job-postings.html?showComment=1320832569226#c3183089836097067888)

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My first question is: What is the process for suggesting new properties - is it just posting to this group or is there a review board etc? Is there a preferred format for requests etc?

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Assuming this is at least a good place to get some feedback I'll plow on, here are the three properties I'd like to see added:

PROPERTIES:

>> Max Salary 
- Salary's in job adverts are often given with a range eg. "$50,000 to $75,000", I'm using baseSalary for the bottom of the range but there is no official format for the max value or to specify a range.

>> Closing date
- Jobs are often advertised with a closing date for applications, there is no property for this in the published Schema.

>> Reference
- Jobs are often advertised with a reference code of some description, usually tied back to the recruiters or employers HR system, it would be useful to include this.

EXAMPLES:

>> Max Salary
http://www.seek.com.au/Job/project-manager-web-accessibility-transition-project/in/act-act/21016607
http://www.seek.com.au/Job/mining-engineer-underground/in/perth-perth/21133198
http://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs/engineering/maintenance/listing-424316036.htm
http://www.workingin-australia.com/jobs/8276/procurement-and-contracts-officer

>> Closing Date
http://www.seek.com.au/Job/assistant-commissioner-policy-strategy/in/sydney-sydney/21085882
http://www.workingin-australia.com/jobs/7968/specialist-sprinkler-project-manager

>> Reference / ID
http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2091376 (Job ID)
http://www.seek.com.au/Job/nurse-management/in/perth-rockingham-kwinana/21132807
http://www.workingin-australia.com/jobs/8289/clinical-manager-fairfield

POSSIBLE IMPLEMENTATION:

In testing my markup I've been using the following code to represent these three properties

Salary: <span itemprop="baseSalary">$80,000</span> - <span itemprop="maxSalary">$90,000</span>
Apply before: <time itemprop="dateClosing" datetime="2011-12-31" />Sat 31 Dec</time>
Reference: <span itemprop="reference">SR001</span>



Would appreciate any feedback, guidance etc. that the group can offer.

Many thanks / Russell



Russell James Smith / Web Manager Working In

E: russell.smith@workingin.com 
D: +64 9 305 2314
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