Getting a job posting in front of potential candidates isn’t as hard as it used to be. With the internet and the variety of different job board sites, a company’s opening can be seen by people all around the world. Whether or not they are qualified for the position is another story. However, half the battle is being seen.
Because there are so many different sites to post immigration ads in the Bay Area on, the company may find that they are inundated with applicants. This can be a good problem to have, but it could also make finding the right one challenging. Having to go through all the resumes or applications can be incredibly tedious and take a lot of time.
Thankfully, technology comes to the rescue one again for this scenario. There are now programs that businesses can use to help them go through the applications and find the ones that could be a good fit for the position. This includes setting specific keywords or parameters that the program scans for in the document that is uploaded. Those that match the specifications are then forwarded on to the hiring manager.
While this process can be helpful, it can also be flawed. If the applicant doesn’t use the specific keywords in their application or resume, they may be passed over, even if they have impressive qualifications. Of course, the manager will never know because they more than likely won’t have time or the ability to look at each applicant’s material as it comes in.
The best way to find the right candidate is to place the posting in the places where they are more than likely to see it. There are a variety of places where this can happen, and some of them may even ensure that a company is abiding by PERM advertising requirements in the Bay Area. Below are some of the best places for a company to post their job.
It was already mentioned that online is a place that could allow a company to be seen by a lot of people and get a lot of applicants. However, if they want to narrow their search down to a specific area, they have the option of using different sites and different filters.
If they are an education company looking for people with experience teaching, they may want to consider placing their post on a teaching-specific website. They can probably even narrow the field down further and look for sites that cater specifically to high school teachers or college professors. Doing a little research could be a good way for the company to ensure they are getting their post in front of the people who are most qualified for the position.
In addition to a specific field, a company also has the option of narrowing their search down to a specific region. Again, finding sites that cater to a specific city or area will ensure that the people living in the area are able to see the posting and apply if they are qualified and/or interested in the position.
2. Traditional Newspapers
Putting a job posting into a traditional newspaper is a good way for people in a specific area to be able to see it. Many people still use this medium to find a variety of things, including jobs. The downside is that it may not reach the same amount of people that advertising online does. However, it could reach a different group of people—namely those who subscribe to and read the newspaper.
Of course, since newspapers can often be found in libraries and cafes, people who read the classifieds in these areas may also be able to find the job posting. If the newspaper also has an online version, people who read the paper on their computer may also be able to find the job posting. This could be a good way to reach a wide variety of people who may be qualified for the position.
3. Trade Publications and Magazines
If a company is looking for a specific type of employee that has a specific set of skills, they may decide to place their posting in a trade publication. There are numerous different types that appeal to a wide range of interests and skills. For example, if a company is looking for a mechanic that works specifically on motorcycles, they can place an ad in a magazine that caters to people who are interested in motorcycles.
This route is limited in the scope and amount of people that it can reach, but it may be just what the company needs to do to reach their perfect employee. Since most trade publications and magazines only come out maybe a few times per month, a company may have to have their ad run for a long time before it is seen and then get a good pool of candidates. Although, again, since these cater to a specific group of people, they may find the right candidate rather quickly and not have to go through the hassle of posting and paying for other places.
4. Work with an Employment Agency
Working with an employment agency can be incredibly beneficial in finding candidates in a local area. Since these places do their best to match jobs to candidates, it could help the company with their screening process. In addition, people expect to find a wide range of jobs in an employment agency and they go there specifically looking for work, so this could be beneficial to both parties.
5. Work with a Recruiting Agency
Working with a company that has experience and specializes in job postings could be the most beneficial route to take. No matter what parameters a business has when it comes to finding the best candidate, they will know where and how to post the job. It will also free up time for the company so that they can focus on running their business.