As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of people have either been furloughed or have lost their jobs.
This has caused a surge in the number of job-seeking candidates in the employment market with not so many open vacancies available.
Hence, there is the current problem of candidates applying for jobs they are not qualified for, and the qualified few not applying at all.
This issue boils down to your vacancy ads.
Your vacancy adverts need to be better than the norm to attract top talent and keep the main requirements visible enough to control the issue of candidates applying for jobs they are not qualified for.
For instance, if you were on a dating site and you were getting connected to people with interests far different from yours, you would tweak your profile, right? For instance, if you were on a dating site and you were getting connected to people with interests far different from yours, you would tweak your profile, right?
Just as easy as it is to tweak a dating site profile, switching up your adverts is not as difficult as it might seem.
Here are 5 things you can do to get the right (quality) applications in response to your job ads:
1. Do a test run
Have you ever personally gone through the process of applying for a job on your website?
If you were a job-seeker, would you find it easy to apply for a job on your website?
In the dating world, this can be likened to asking yourself the question, “Can I date myself?”
The major aim of doing this is to understand how it would feel when job seekers are trying to apply for open vacancies.
Applying to your job will shine the light on what job-seekers go through as they try to apply for your job, so you can easily identify issues or any unnecessary requirements in the process.
It will also help you see if your application process is too long or complicated.
If your application process presents challenges to jobseekers (especially highly skilled candidates who will have a lot of options), they will give up on the process before they come close to completing it.
We’re sure you don’t want to miss out on top talents, so take this step and the 4 incoming steps that we will be sharing in the next couple of weeks, and you will be amazed at the results.