On the Careers page, there are highlighted and non-highlighted job listings. What do these mean?

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At first I thought it was a showing what I had in my profile, but I have jquery, so I'd expect A to be highlighted. I have java (expecting B to be highlighted). I don't have anything in C, yet it is highlighted. I have php and mysql and D is highlighted. Thus, I am confused what these colors are telling me. They look like they are attempting to help me, but I'm not sure how.

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Highlighted jobs are a paid product.

  • Forgive my ignorance, can you explain what that means? Does that just mean they have a company page?
    – Andy
    Nov 9, 2013 at 22:45
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    It means the person who purchased the job listing paid extra money to have the job highlighted blue in search results. Nov 9, 2013 at 22:47
  • As this now came up again here: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/381546/… I think it's a bad choice to use the same colour as is being used for watched tags. Perhaps there can be a different way to highlight some job adds that are "sponsored".
    – Luuklag
    Mar 22, 2019 at 13:57

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