Finding the perfect person to fill a job vacancy can be a challenge. With all of the places you can use to find a great match, it can begin to feel like a chore very quickly. Instead of letting the hassle get to you, consider these potential sources to find your next candidate.
Local Community Job Sites
Many states have organizations designed to help the unemployed, or those seeking new opportunities, a portal to find new jobs. Often, candidates can post their resumes or profiles just as they would on other job sites. Even though the job board mechanism is well-known and widely used, these job boards focus on gathering opportunities for those in the local community. That way, when you run a search, you are more likely to find a person within a reasonable commuting distance from your location.
These services frequently make appearances at job fairs and other unemployment events. This means that much of the local population is aware of their presence. If a job fair is occurring at a nearby college or university, they may even be a rarely tapped resource for local graduates looking for work in their new field of expertise.
Events, Conventions, and Seminars
Job fairs aren’t the only events where you can find new candidates. In fact, events, conventions, and seminars about the field can provide an excellent opportunity to network and reach out to talented individuals from the industry. At times, you may find an ideal candidate through the casual, but structured interactions that are scheduled within the event. Other times, you may have the opportunity to learn about new candidates through old-fashioned word-of-mouth.
Either way, anyone attending an industry specific event likely has a deep interest in the work. This can create a target-rich environment from which to recruit for your company’s needs, as well as an opportunity to expand your professional network.
Wherever You Notice Someone Exceptional
You may happen upon a great candidate during your day-to-day living. For example, a particularly talented sales representative working in a retail environment may have the skills to work in sales for your business. If someone is doing a great job, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for a resume, or see if you can connect another way.
Often, the worst case scenario is that they are happy where they are, which may result in them politely declining the request. However, it is possible they are interested in new opportunities. You will never know for sure unless you ask!
Sometimes, working with a professional staffing firm is the right solution. If you find yourself without the time necessary to post openings, sort through resumes and applications, and schedule interviews, working with a staffing firm can take most of the strain out of hiring new employees. All you have to do is provide them with a job description, coordinate some details, and agree to the terms.
Once everything is in place, they can use their extensive recruitment resources to find you an ideal candidate. Then, all you need to do is conduct an interview, and you can remain focused on other priorities.
If you are looking for a staffing firm to work with you, Advance Staffing Solutions is here to help. Contact us today, so you can focus on your other priorities knowing that you have our experience working for you.