Tips on how to find top candidates on hiring websites

  • Hiring websites for employers are the best tools to get your job opening in front of qualified job seekers.
  • It can be cumbersome to manage each posting and applications on different job hiring websites.
  • Homebase posts jobs for you, free of charge, on the best hiring websites.

#1: Craft an optimal job description

The first step in getting in front of people using search engines to find quality job opportunities is to write the perfect job description that you can post on job boards and free job posting websites. However, it takes more effort than simply posting the job title to attract quality talent who are currently looking to find jobs to apply for.

When we started to talk to our customers about the challenges of recruiting and hiring great employees, many of them told us that writing job posts for job sites was painful, cumbersome, and annoying. They struggled with getting that right mix of creating a job post that was enticing for applicants, but factual enough that people could see if they are qualified.

We knew that having pre-written descriptions for job posts would make posting jobs much simpler even for people who don’t feel comfortable writing job listings themselves.

Of course writing descriptions for 130+ common job roles was no small feat. The Homebase team worked with hiring and human resources experts to craft accurate job descriptions. The descriptions aim to attract qualified, enthusiastic candidates on job searching sites for the hundreds of thousands of small businesses we serve across the United States.

So whether you’re seeking a barback or a barber, you can find great descriptions that are ready to post on free job posting sites. It’s easy to update any description to add the right tone or flare for your business: load the job description, make your updates, save & post. Soon after you’ll most likely see plenty of cover letters and applications being submitted for your review.

We actively monitor custom job search engine posts that our customers create so we can learn more about the roles that need filling. When we spot a trend – say pastry chef – we go back to the experts so that we can add yet another pre-written job description.

#2: Get your description on a job search website quickly

You want that job alert for your needed position to be seen by as many qualified candidates as possible. To achieve this, it’s important to get the word out as soon as you can on sites other than your social media page. You will most likely want to give candidates the opportunity to apply to jobs you have open on many job websites, but submitting your job on so many different channels can take time.

Homebase even allows you to include applicant screening questions with your job opening to help sift through the candidates and make it easier to determine who you want to interview and eventually run background checks on.

Homebase takes the monotony, repetition, and time out of posting to job sites by doing the heavy lifting for you in just a few minutes. You simply click one button on your convenient Homebase dashboard, and our software will post your job board to the top sites. These sites include Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Craigslist, and more.


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#3: Manage job applicants in one place

With your job posting on the best job sites, you will likely receive a plethora of responses from job seekers looking to schedule an interview with you. Handling all these candidates is another frustrating aspect of hiring—juggling multiple conversations on multiple sites can be hard to keep up with.

Homebase takes the headache out of this hiring process step as well by turning your dashboard into a job candidate hub. With our tool you can manage all your hiring needs, including viewing applicants from every job site right in one place.

Even better, you have the option to send your applicants screener questions to determine if their application is worth reviewing based on their answers. If you need your employees to work on the weekends, or require them to wear masks on the job, you can ask them how they feel about these factors and more. Their answers will provide you with enough information to make better decisions on who to contact for an interview.

Homebase optimizes your hiring process even further in your dashboard by allowing you to message your job candidates. This way you don’t need to make phone calls, search for phone numbers, or juggle different text messages from different people. Your messages will all be in one place.

You can schedule interviews right from your dashboard as well, and Homebase also makes employee onboarding a breeze. We offer tools to help you complete your onboarding checklist once they’ve accepted the job. We’ll even securely store your onboarding documents to help keep you organized and compliant.With every aspect of hiring in one place, the stress of finding new employees is greatly reduced.