Whenever a company posts a new job anywhere online, they can expect to get all kinds of candidates for their positions. Usually most of them do not meet the standards of the employer and filtering them out is a time consuming task.
Based on our studies and observations on the job market, there are ways for a recruiter to make sure from the start that at least the vast majority of the candidates who apply meet the job requirements. So you get only quality resumes.
First factor to consider is the structure of your job post. Make sure you talk about the company, its standards and values, describe the job in the best and easiest way you can, emphasize the responsibilities of the new employee and the candidate requirements. The last one, candidate requirements, must be made very clear and concise, so the person who applies understands if the job is a match or not.
Another way to discourage unwanted applications is to focus your interest to niche job websites where you know candidates are interested in certain type of jobs. If you have a remote job, then its best to post it on platforms that are for remote jobs only, if you have a technical job, post it on job boards that are specialized for finding IT candidates.
You can also use job portals where candidates are asked for a subscription fee, monthly or yearly. It will no affect the employer, but when candidates pay for sending applications to jobs, they tend to stick to be serious about their applications.
If you agree with this review, use these tips to create a more powerful job post and enjoy all the free time you get when filtering out the candidates that are right for your job.
Author: Ovidiu Dita