What does expired mean on Indeed?

Jason Breton

If you have been job hunting at one point, Indeed’s website came highly recommended as it’s a reasonably popular job searching site.

According to Indeed, their website boasts an average of 250 million users per month. This figure not only shows the popularity that Indeed enjoys but also how competitive the job market is today. 

If you have been seeking a job on Indeed and you’ve come across the term expired, you may be wondering what it means.

Job expired on Indeed means either the job has stayed for more than its intended time limit and has automatically expired, or the employer pulled down the listing because they got enough applicants. 

You shouldn’t apply for such a job since the chances of getting a response are very minimal. However, if you feel the job was meant for you, save it in your folder and track its progress.

On rare occasions, the employer will renew the listing if they feel they didn’t get who they wanted in the first batch of applicants or if the employer needs more applications for a similar role. 

How long do jobs take to expire on indeed?

According to Glassdoor, it takes an average of 28.3 days for a recruiter to find a suitable applicant and for them to employ.

However, the recruiter will keep the Indeed listing for a much shorter time. It all depends on the intensity of the role and the organization’s efficiency. 

If the employer doesn’t take the listing down in 30 days, it will automatically expire as per Indeed’s regulations. However, in this case, the said employer could relist it if they didn’t get a worthy applicant. 

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How to get better results on Indeed

If all the good jobs are already taken or are expired, you need to learn how to navigate the Indeed website to broaden your luck.  These tips are also applicable if you keep getting the ‘not selected’ message after applying for a job.

1. Sign up for an account

Indeed log in page

You don’t need to have an official account with Indeed to apply for a job. However, having an account can benefit you in several ways.

For starters, an account allows you to upload your CV and tailor it as per Indeed’s recommendations.

You don’t have to worry about safety as you can choose who can or can’t view your resume. In addition, indeed will hide sensitive information such as your telephone number and address from employers until you decide to give away the information.

Having an account also allows you to save the jobs you want to apply for later and track the progress of the jobs you had already applied for.

Finally, you will constantly be in the loop if you enable notifications. Indeed will send notifications whenever a new development, e.g., when an employer views your resume

2. Use the advanced job search feature

After an initial job search, you will get hundreds if not thousands of job offers. To narrow your search, click on the Advanced job search function next to the Find jobs icon. 

Here you can filter jobs by inputting specific words or preferred locations, employers, and salary, among others.

This way, you will only receive offers tailored to your specific want making it easier for you to find the job of your dreams and cease being unemployed

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3. Use the Indeed app or plugins

Indeed has an app that works on both iOS and Android devices.

By downloading the app on your phone and uploading your resume to your account, it is relatively easy to apply to jobs while you are on the go, say, waiting in line at the bank.

This app works wonders because the more jobs you apply to, the better your chances are of securing an offer. 

4. Sign up for job alerts

After performing the first two tips above, you can sign up for job alerts tailored to your needs.

Indeed will send you an email daily with the lists of jobs that have been posted in the last 24 hours. This way, you will always be in the know regardless of whether you check the site regularly. 

To sign up for job alerts, follow the following steps:

  • Create an account and perform a basic search
  • Create a search profile by checking the box on your requirements and inputting any extra information
  • Confirm email for job alerts by going to your email and clicking Subscribe to notifications on the email you quill have received from Indeed.
  • You will receive job emails within 24 hours. Check the spam folder if you don’t see an email in your account. 

NOTE: We’ve created a guide to troubleshooting Indeed messages if you aren’t getting responses after sending out your application.


An employer hiring an employee

These are the most common questions about Indeed jobs.

1. Why can’t I see a job I applied to on the ‘My Jobs’ list?

The jobs that appear on the ‘My Jobs’ list are those you applied for on the Indeed site.

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If the employer puts a link redirecting you to their site to apply, then we will not be able to list it as part of the jobs you applied for.

2. How long after an employer acknowledges my application should I expect a callback?

Sometimes employers acknowledge your application and reach out to ask follow-up questions.

If they are satisfied with your response and resume, you can expect an interview in less than a month. Other times they will settle on a different candidate and never contact you. 

3. Can I apply for an expired job posting on Indeed?

No, you can’t. However, you can maintain the listing on your ‘My jobs’ folder and hope that the employer relists the job.

You can then apply after the job has been relisted.

4. Does Indeed notify me whenever I have an upcoming interview?

If the interview is held on the Indeed platform, you will receive several notifications leading up to the interview time.

However, the app will not send a notification if the interview is to be performed in person or on another platform. 


The job market is very competitive; hence, the most prominent positions on Indeed are marked as expired or Filled.

Therefore, you need to be very vigilant if at all you want to land a good job. Hopefully, this article helps you learn all you need to know. 

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