Things to Avoid When Posting Job Vacancies Online

Job Vacancies

When you’re looking for the right candidate for a job, you don’t need to do a lot. You just have to post job vacancies online and wait for applications to come in. From there, you can screen the potential applicants and determine whom to call for an interview. Based on the results of the interview, you can decide if you will accept the candidate or not.

Although it’s easy to search for job applicants online, it doesn’t always guarantee that you’re getting the right person for the job. You might be doing a few mistakes when posting these vacancies that led to the failure of getting the right candidate.

Not posting specific requirements

It’s not enough for you to write bullet points of the requirements and qualities of the candidates that you’re looking for to fill the job. It’s crucial that you provide detailed information. You want these applicants to evaluate their skills first and decide if they will pursue the application.

Not providing details about your company

Not providing details about your company

If you don’t like to post information about your company, you can at least provide the link to your official website and social media pages. During the interview, you can ask questions about the company. If the applicant can provide specific responses based on the information on your website, it means that the candidate researched well about the job. It also shows genuine interest for the post.

Providing too many disclaimers

You want to filter the candidates well. You want anyone who thinks about applying for the job to reflect first before submitting a resume. Therefore, you provide too many disclaimers in hopes that the person will feel turned off and decide not to apply especially if not suitable for the job. The problem is that you end up turning away even those who have potentials to do well. You can provide more details about the job later as you further the selection process.

You only rely on one site

There are too many job posting sites available these days. Maximize these sites and make sure that you spread the word as much as possible. Use social media pages too. The good thing about social media is that people can share the post to anyone who needs a job. The recommendation and referral could help boost the chances of hiring the right person.

There’s nothing wrong in positing job vacancies online. However, you need to understand that it’s only the first step. If you don’t get it right the first time, the rest of the process might be affected. You end up with the wrong person for the job. Therefore, you have to take time thinking about how you’re going to advertise the vacancy so you will only have the best candidate to take the post.

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