Monday, 18 February 2019 20:49

4 Tips to Writing a Great Job Post

As a business owner, we know that your time is valuable, and you do not want to spend unnecessary time on the hiring process. That’s why we’ve created a strategy to help you attract and hire the best candidates for your needs.
 
The first thing you need is a great job post 

A well-written job post will:

  1. Include a brief overview of the job role and responsibilities.
  2. Briefly explain what tasks the candidate will be doing. 
  3. Indicate any specific experience or skills you are looking for.
  4. Give estimated hours needed per week and if applicable, the specific hours of the day the candidate is needed.

 
Here is an actual job post we’ve had on HireMyMom: "I'm looking for a VA I can grow my business with long-term. Hours will increase with growth. I need soeone good." 

Not only does the job post have spelling errors but it does not include any real information about what the job entails or what skills the candidate needs.
 
Aim for clarity with your job postings.

If you want qualified, experienced, knowledgeable applicants, make sure you job posting is clear and thorough. It doesn’t have to be long but make sure the applicants have a clear understanding of what you need.


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Published in Work from Home Tips
Monday, 14 September 2015 23:46

How to Choose the Right Job

 

In a time where it can be tough to find a job, it can seem strange to read tips on choosing the right job - but it’s crucial!

 

Especially on sites such as HireMyMom.com, there are various freelance, part-time and full-time positions that can be part of your career.  It’s often a challenge to determine which jobs are worth your time. Choosing between the right ones can be a difficult decision, but one that’s worth the extra time and effort to make.  Read below for some tips that will make your decision easier.

 

What’s the setup?

 

If you’re looking for home based jobs, flexibility and virtual positions are a must. Some jobs on telecommuting job sites aren’t 100% virtual, so make sure that this is discussed in your interview.

 

If you’re okay with going into an office once in awhile, that’s fine! But know this and mention it ahead of time. Even if the job is fully virtual, it’s still important to note the amount of flexibility you’ll have in the position. Do you have to work set hours or can you work whenever you’re available?  These are all important things to know before accepting a position.


What’s my daily life?

 

What will you really be doing in your daily life? If a position has a title that sounds great, but the description seems more like tasks you don’t want to be doing, make sure you get this information.

 

Make sure that the positions you’re applying for (and possibly accepting) match your needs, qualifications, and experience. If you’re looking to advance and challenge yourself, it’s not doing you any favors to accept positions that consist of tasks that won’t allow for that.

 

What’s the culture?

 

It’s always important to know the company culture and what it’s like. Even if you’re not going to be working with the in person team, or the team is 100% virtual, company culture is still very much a thing.

 

Is it casual? Is your boss strict or are you free to complete your work whenever? Do you meet up from time to time?  Is that important to you?

 

Overall, it comes down to really knowing what you want, as well as asking good questions in the interview and before accepting a position.  A job position is not just there for you to be impressive; the job also has to impress you, suit your needs and career aspirations!

 

Published in Work from Home Tips