If you run your own business, you already know how hard it can be to find the right people. Recruiting, attracting, and keeping qualified candidates often seems like a full-time job in itself, and every minute you spend looking is one more minute you could have spent serving your customers.

That may be why so many small business owners are turning to job boards, vast depositories of resumes, and qualified candidates, to find the employees they need. When used properly, these job boards can be extremely valuable tools, but it is up to you to make the most of them. Here are some simple ways to optimize your job board recruiting experience.

Be Specific

job boardsIf you do not say what you are looking for, your chances of getting it are very remote. If you want to make the most of your job board recruiting, start by being as specific as you can.

From the qualifications the position requires to the educational background you are looking for, be as specific as you possibly can. You will still get some unqualified candidates, but spelling out the requirements of the position should reduce the number of junk resumes you have to deal with.

Get Smart

When you use a job board for your recruiting needs, you are harnessing the power of technology, but job board tech may not be all you need. If you want to whittle the incoming resumes down to the best ones, adding tech on the back end could be a smart move. Additional technology can be extremely valuable, especially when sorting through stacks of incoming resumes.

Adding technology that automatically sorts incoming resumes and assesses qualifications could make your recruiting efforts more successful, so you can get more out of the job board and find the right candidate fast. The job search will still require the human touch, but the right tech can greatly reduce your workload.

Choose the Right Target

job boardsIf you are recruiting for a highly technical or specialized position, it may make sense to target your search. Mainstream job boards may be fine for general hiring and entry-level positions, but targeted job boards can be better for specific needs.

No matter what the job category or how specialized the requirements, there is probably a targeted job board for it. From legal professionals and IT workers to upper management and executive positions, there are targeted job boards that screen potential candidates and strive to create a better match.

Finding the right person for the job is a struggle in the best of times, but knowing where to look can make the search easier and more efficient. If you are thinking about posting your positions on a job board, the tips listed above could ease your search for the perfect candidate.


 

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