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|Original Message Added : 15 Feb 2010 - (Edited : 15 Feb 2010)|
We have placed an Job ad at Free index for a PA/Admin part time, 3rd weeks running now. To date not a buzz or interest.
The individual/person would have to work from Home until we can organise adequate office space.
Can anybody advice us on how we can overcome what ever is causing lack of interest.
|Reply : 15 Feb 2010|
Hope it goes well
|Reply : 15 Feb 2010|
If so I would strongly suggest placing the advert in other places also to capture as many relevant potential applicants as possible, such as local press and perhaps even the local job centre.
Its all about reaching your target audience and I would suspect that the majority of individuals registered to Free index may already own their own businesses and/or be of a more professional level and therefore not the desired audience for this particular role.
If you require further help or advice upon this then please do not hesitate to contact me.
|Reply : 17 Feb 2010|
|Reply : 1 Mar 2010|
It could also be the advert you are putting out there, you need to make it attractive with benefits, potential salary, are you a growing company, hours of work - flexibility etc.
Some people would jump at a position like this.
I have worked in recruitment and now a careers consultant self employed. As well as applicants having to sell themselves to employers, employers also need to sell their vacancies to candidates.
What is unique about the job, who would it best suit, what kind of company are you etc etc.
Yes Gumtree seems to be a good one for me.
Job Centre Plus hmmmm, now the problem with this one is you could place your ad, and you could be inundated with people without the skills that you are asking for and unfortunately there alot of people on benefits who if they see a part time job being advertised this could worry them about whether they would be better off or not. I have worked for local authorities specialising in the barriers of unemployed.
Advisors in the job centre have just over 4 minutes with each client and will print off some vacancies for them to appy for, whether it is suitable or not and they will be expected to apply!
If you are looking for free advertising, post some cards around the local area such as notice boards, community centres, libraries etc. this post could suit a back to work mum so ask if the staff running the events in the community centres could mention it.
You could try the job centre but beware you could be bombarded.
Also try seeing if you can get a special deal with one of the recruitment sites such as www.reed.co.uk, they may try and get your business by offering a trial run, not sure but worth a try!
Anyway good luck, hope you get someone.
|Reply : 1 Mar 2010|
I have just checked out your vacancy description.
I think you could be missing out on some fantastic candidates with potential to do the job as your job description is quite limited and so is the experience you are looking for.
Think about exactly what duties they will have to do such as:
Will they be typing letters,
Also will training be given, even the most experienced person needs to learn about 30% of the job from a company professional.
I looked at the ad I was confused a little about what you wanted from a candidate. So I am sure I won't be the only one.
If you can't get someone with that specific experience then go for someone you feel has the skills to do the job and maybe has some good experience doing PA/Admin but in a slightly different context.
You could be pleasantly suprised.
|Reply : 2 Mar 2010 - (Edited : 2 Mar 2010)|
Candidates are looking to grow and develop in any new role so pitching to their needs in the ad is paramount to peeking their interest.
Typical things to point out are:
Skills development opportunities
Flexible hours (if you have them)
Initial training assistance (bedding in period)
Perks of the job (bonuses , parking, petrol discount etc)
Company culture including bio of the boss or key individuals in the company
If you don't find the candidates, you can always consider hiring remote workers. These offer the same level of performance at up to 70 percent lower cost on wages.
|Reply : 14 Apr 2010|
I have recently joined FreeIndex and have come across this message. I am currently self employed offering PA/Admin services and would probably prefer part-time as I also have other work going on at the moment. Working from home is also great for me.
I was wondering if you are still searching for someone to meet your needs?
My e-mail is email@example.com
|Reply : 13 Jun 2011|
Depends on the no of days you need the PA, sometimes it is more difficult to find quality part-time staff