Once you’ve created a position contract, the next step is to find job candidates.
Remember, when writing a job description, make it less formal. Show your company’s culture!
Write a Job Description
The first step is to write a well-written description of the job. It should include the following.
Brief Company Overview
The job description should include a brief overview of the company.
This should include information about the company’s mission, values, and any awards or recognition they have received.
You want to give applicants a sense of who you are and the culture of your workplace.
Qualifications Needed (If Any)
Qualifications needed for the position should be clearly outlined in the job description.
This could include education, experience, technical skills, or other traits needed to perform the job.
You want to be as specific as possible so the right candidates apply.
Tactical Work Listing
You can copy that here if you did a good job writing the position agreement.
If you wrote a lot of bullet points, you can break it down to the main ones; you’ll always have time to discuss more at the interview.
The job description should include the salary range for the position.
This is the salary range you are willing to offer the successful candidate.
You want to include a range rather than a specific number. This will give you some flexibility during negotiations.
A job description should include the location of the position.
This is important for applicants needing to relocate or commute to take the job.
It’s also important to specify if the position is remote or in-person.
Post Your Job
Once you’ve written your job description, the next step is to post it.
Below are some of the most popular ways to post a job.
Online Job Boards
Online job boards are one of the most popular ways to post a job. There are a variety of free and paid job boards available.
Some of the most popular job boards are Indeed, Monster, and Glassdoor.
Research the different job boards and find the one that best fits your needs.
Linkedin is a great way to post jobs and reach qualified candidates.
Not only can you post the job on your company page, but you can also share it in relevant groups and on your personal page.
Job Specific Boards
There are also job-specific boards that you can use to post your jobs.
For example, if you’re looking for a web developer, you could post the job on GitHub or Stack Overflow.
These types of boards often have more qualified candidates that are looking for specific kinds of jobs.
College Career Centers
If you’re looking for recent graduates, you can post your job at a college or university career center.
These centers are often free to use and are a great way to reach qualified candidates who may not be actively looking for a job yet or may not have the experience needed for more competitive positions.
Another way to post your job is through professional associations.
These are organizations that are specific to an industry or profession.
They often have job boards where you can post jobs and reach qualified candidates.
In the past, I’ve had luck with posting a job to Upwork, finding a candidate, and hiring them directly (outside of Upwork).
FYI – This is a big no-no for Upwork. You will probably get banned if you aren’t careful.