How to Get Your Job Listings in Front of Qualified Candidates

If you’re a recruiter, hiring manager or company representative in need of quality talent, you know the benefit of being where the people are.  With apologies for the nod to animated fish stories, this advice couldn’t be more relevant in today’s super competitive job market. Quality candidates are often in short supply.  This means finding the right person for the right job and also enabling interested job-seekers to easily find you, is essential to staffing success. Let’s delve into just how to get your job listings in front of qualified candidates via simple tools, strategies and a little bit of advertising magic.

The Importance of Job Titles and Descriptions

A job description is only as good as the candidate it attracts.  Many times a poorly written description will turn off candidates who may otherwise be qualified and interested in the role.  If you’re a recruiter or internal hiring manager, work with the team on the ground to flush out a descriptive and attractive job description.  List out the key characteristics, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position, being sure to list common industry terms to help provide vital keywords to someone with the right background.  Don’t forget to also give that job title a little love. Avoid reinventing the wheel with a snazzy, dressed up title if you’re hoping to attract candidates with experience in the field.

Casting a Wide Net

After you’ve crafted a job description it’s time to get your listing in front of as many eager, job-seeking faces as possible.  While the temptation may be to start throwing up the opening on every chat board, email listserv, and social networking platform, that strategy may not be the best use of your time or resources.  Instead, launch your job listing on a platform that reaches the largest number of candidates. Services such as will guarantee your job comes up in millions of searches. As a bonus, smaller websites and job site aggregators will often link to the larger listings further broadening the reach of your opportunity.

Sometimes it Pays to Pay

For those looking to get a little extra boost in their job filling game, sponsorship might be the way to go.  We’re not talking sports jerseys here. Paid advertising and sponsoring individual listings can help your position rise to the top of relevant searches or even deliver your opening direct to relevant users inboxes.  

Simply Hired offers a number of promotional options designed to help staff the most mission-critical roles on your team.  Online recruiting deserves the best online tools. Reach out to Simply Hired today to find out how we can help play career matchmaker and make lasting, meaningful job connections benefitting both employers and top notch talent.

Article Updated from the Original on July 29, 2018