After re-reading the copy in that email with fresh eyes, we have to agree it's unclear. Sorry about that. "Maximum job matches" was intended to be an umbrella term for a couple things:
- Prioritization in our candidate database. When your Job Search Status is set as Actively looking we give your CV more weight when employers search the database for candidates.
- status-planned Personalized job recommendation emails. When you're Actively looking, these emails will be sent more frequently by default. We originally planned to roll this out earlier, but other work got in the way and we had to push this back. We're currently looking to get this out in January.
For the folks working on these features, the original verbiage seemed adequate. Obviously we were wrong. We're currently updating the wording, and going forward we'll work harder to have feature copy reviewed by fresh-eyed folks that aren't on the implementation team living and breathing those features every day.
Last thing, there are a few other places where we're standardizing terminology around the term "matches". Most notable is the tab title on the default job search results page, and in the occasional right sidebar contextual prompts:
Thanks for the post.
We've rolled out new copy as follows:
You’re currently marked as actively looking for a job. Is this still correct? If you are actively looking for a job, we’ll prioritize your CV and work hard to get you the maximum possible matches with companies as quickly as possible. If you're not actively looking, you can still mark your CV "open, but not actively looking" and we'll send you fewer, more selective matches.