3 Easy Steps To Get Better Job Applicants

Acquiring promising talent or tried-and-true veterans can sometimes be a challenge. You want to hire the right people to grow your company, and that might mean taking a few risks when hiring for an open or new position. Things may not always go the way you’d like and can even cost your company money.

But what if there was a way that you could be assured you’ll always get high caliber applicants to fill in your positions at your company? With a little bit of tweaking and creativity, it can be done.

With these 3 easy steps, you’ll be able to land the high-quality applicants that you’re looking for.

Using The Right Keywords

How you write your job description can actually work against you when hiring for new talent. That’s why it’s important to know what exactly you’re looking for and what keywords you’re using.

Though it may sound a bit technical or a leaning more towards Search Engine Optimization (or SEO for short), knowing and understanding your keywords can actually land you top-tier applicants solely based on what they’re looking for on job boards.

If your business is in need of an accountant, using “accountant” as your keyword may generate way too many applicants for your position. Consider your niche and your industry and use those as keywords alongside the job title you’ve posted. You’ll get hyper-targeted applicants who know and understand exactly what you’re looking for, saving you time and resources.

Write An Attractive Job Title

Is your job post getting enough attention? You know exactly what position you want to fill but it may get lost in the sea of other job posts simply because of the title.

Try separating your job post from others by changing up the job title, or by adding eye-catching words to your job title and description. It may seem counter-intuitive at first, after all, you’re trying to get the best candidates for the exact position, but if you don’t stand out, your job post may suffer.

This doesn’t mean you need to be over-the-top or gimmicky. But what it does allow for is your creativity. Show job candidates why you’re job post is worth applying for and demonstrate what your company can offer. Even simple adjectives like “rockstar ” or “team player” can really jump out from the rest of the job posts out there.

Use Your Job Description To Screen Candidates

What you write in your job description can lead to the desired talent you want for your company. However, it can also be used to ward off anyone that you don’t want to hire.

Though it may seem like a ruthless tactic on your end, screening your candidates before the even apply increases your odds of finding a favorable candidate and removes any applicants that may not have the skills, experience, and overall fit for your company.

Consider the requirements for the position. Is this a highly technical position or is it entry level? Is there a special certification that is a requirement for this position or is a college degree all that’s needed?

You want to make sure that your job description specifically outlines and details the ideal candidate, and the more specific you are, the more targeted your applicants, resulting in a better pool of candidates you’re looking for.

If you follow these 3 easy steps, you’ll have a nice group of applicants that can immediately make an impact for your company. The more you define the ideal candidate, the easier it will be to write a job post that will attract the people you’re looking for. 

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