If you search a resume database or use a resume finder to search thousands of websites at once, you will get a lot of results. Searching for resumes instead of letting them stack up in a pile on your desk, is a more efficient way to fill open positions. The only problem comes from the fact that you typically need to create your job description from scratch. When you email a response to a resume, you don’t have all those required form spots to fill out. You decide what to type yourself. In addition to saying, “we would like to schedule an interview,” information about the job must be provided. So what should be included?
Avoid Job Requirements: Since you searched the internet and found resumes of qualified candidates, you already know they are qualified for the job. If they weren’t, you wouldn’t be contacting them at all. Eliminate wasted space and do not post your job requirements, such as four years on-the-job experience required.
Focus on the Job Duties: Just because you are looking for an office secretary, it doesn’t mean they are going to sit at a desk all day typing up documents or answering phone calls. Use bullet points to quickly stress some of the duties that are required of all new hires.
Avoid the Salary:Unless you are offering really good pay compared to competitors, it is best to not mention the position’s salary right now. Many times, this turns away good job candidates. They think they lose their potential to negotiate. Moreover, even if you are open to negotiating the salary, most job seekers think what is posted is all they will get.
Outline Your Location: This is very important especially if you are a small business owner or recruiting for a new company. If the business isn’t well-known yet, there is a good chance the resumes you reply to have no clue where the actual job is located. If travel is required for the job and it is constant travel, it might be a good idea to save yourself time and mention this now.
Focus on the Potential to Grow:One of the worst things to happen to a hard worker is to wakeup one day and realize that they are stuck in a dead-end job. If all new hires have the potential to grow within the company (whether it be moving from part-time to full-time or getting a promotion) be sure to state so. Show that the company is more than just an okay place to work for right now; it is a great place to spend the rest of your working future.
By keeping the above mentioned points in mind, you should find it easier to respond to resumes you find posted online. Remember, there are benefits to seeking out the best job candidates online instead of letting them and unqualified ones come knocking on your door.