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How to Find the Perfect Candidate

February 26 2020 - The hiring process is part and parcel of being a business owner, but finding the most suitable candidate can be challenging. It can be difficult to know how to write a job description that appeals to your ideal candidate and where to advertise.

If one thing's for sure, the recruitment market is extremely competitive, and you may be up against rival businesses when it comes to sourcing the very best talent in your field. With this in mind, it's essential to keep refreshing your recruitment strategies to find the most suitable candidate for your company. Here are some useful tips:

Use a good recruitment agency

Many business owners simply haven't got the time to integrate recruitment into their to-do list. However, there is the option to get back-up from a professional recruitment agency Wolverhampton team to manage this task on their behalf.

While the responsibility is essentially handed over, you will still need to give some form of direction on the type of candidate you're looking for and an outline of the job role. It would also be advised to brief the firm of the background of your company and its culture so they can draw up an attractive story to sell to potential candidates.

Include salary and location in your job advertisement

Being specific in your job advertisement will ensure you get targeted responses, rather than timewasters. Providing details of the job location will give candidates some thinking time as to whether they can realistically get to the office for the morning commute, or whether it's simply out of reach before they are invited to interview. Adding the salary rate will also entice talented candidates to seriously consider the job role. If both factors aren't included, they may be keen to skip the advert entirely and find a better offer.

Networking

Networking on social media sites such as LinkedIn has become one of the most popular methods of recruitment for entrepreneurs. Although a great deal of these professionals are already in job roles, this platform gives recruiters the chance to find out more about a person's qualifications and experiences and offer them job opportunities via an instant message. Entrepreneurs can also take this occasion to sell the USPS of the company and the available position.

It's likely the candidate will appreciate the compliment and may consider accepting the offer if they believe it is a good career move. However, even if it doesn't work the first time around, it should be a strategy to consider for the future, as you never know who you may come across.

Choose someone that's more than just a resume

While a resume is important in discovering whether the candidate has the right qualifications and skills for the job role, you shouldn't quit the search after finding a 'suitable' candidate through a resume alone. Remember, personality goes a long way, and you won't find out what a candidate is really like until they attend the interview. This will give you the chance to look for specific traits such as organization, communication, and determination, which you simply can't discover from a piece of paper.



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