Looking to boost the number of students interested in your job posting? Here are some tips I’ve gleaned from being a super-user of QuadJobs myself.

  1. Put the job date and time in the post headline.
  2. Put the job post expiration within ten days. Students see jobs in the order they’re posted, so you’ll yield the most applicants if you repost regularly. It’s easy to duplicate the job post from your history.
  3. Create a robust profile, including a photo. Just as you want to see some detail on a student you’re hiring, they’d like to know as much as possible about you.
  4. Even if you’re flexible on the hours, still propose the day and time that is most convenient for you in your job post headline. In our experience, it’ll make the communication easier and you’ll end up with applicants who work right into your ideal schedule.
  5. If you’re looking to hire multiple students for one job, post the job multiple times. Then you can award to each student you hire, giving each credit through the site. This means a great deal to our community and especially to our students.
  6. If you’re looking for a long-term hire, consider posting first for students to help on a project basis. For example, if you’re looking for a design intern throughout the academic year, first post for someone to help on a specific design project. It’s a great way to test whether a student is a good fit as a longer-term hire, and you may attract more students with a smaller initial commitment. (If you give a student a review of 4.0, they’ll become a favorite and be easy to rehire through the site).

 

Betsy O’Reilly is the CEO/ co-founder of QuadJobs. Prior to launching QuadJobs, she was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where she led the global sales team.

 

 

  • You want smart, professional, reliable help… but don’t have much time to spend looking for it.
  • You’re in a pinch.  Something just came up at the office, and you need some extra hands immediately who will get up to speed quickly and help you through.
  • You’ve got an event and could use some bright, friendly faces to engage with potential customers.

Sound familiar?  These are just some of the reasons the businesses in your community have turned away from temp agencies and traditional job boards and are using QuadJobs to help them staff quickly and well.

When we talked to business owners about their needs, we heard again and again about their need for quick and reliable references.  If you’re making a quick hire, you don’t have time to call past employers and wait for them to get back to you.  We created the JobGPA to streamline this process.  When a student applies to your job, you’ll have access to their full profile and JobGPA—including reviews and ratings from other employers in your community who’ve worked with the student in the past.

Was the student professional?  Did they show up on time?  Did they complete work adequately or exceed expectations?  These are the kinds of things you’ll learn from a student’s past reviews.  (For our part, we’ll make sure the student has an active .edu account, and we’ll make it easy for them to get a background check if they’d like to add that to their profile.)

Last thing:  When you hire a student through QuadJobs, please take a minute (and it really takes far less than that) to share a review of their work performance.  Consider it your act of community service for the day… it’s a huge help to our community.

QuadJobs is an online platform connecting college and graduate students to local jobs.  From Saturday night babysitting to moving a couch to helping a local business during a busy time, students find flexible jobs that fit into whatever free time they have. By streamlining the employment connection between campus and community, QuadJobs unlocks jobs particularly well-suited for students’ busy, often changing schedules.  The platform tracks every job a student takes and gathers performance reviews.  Small jobs matter—they help a student network, earn income, and build a track record of work experience.  Local employers can hire with efficiency and confidence.

 

Thanks for using QuadJobs to connect to motivated college and graduate students near you. We’re excited to tell you about “posting to your Favorites”—it’ll make your life much easier.

Say you use the site to hire Susie to work at a marketing event. Susie shows up a few minutes early, having acquainted herself with your company and the event at which she’ll be working. She’s professional, friendly, and hardworking. You think Susie is great, and you want to be able to reach her quickly the next time you need extra hands.

Ta da! Enter the Favorites list.

All you have to do is award Susie that first job, give her a JobGPA rating of 4.0, and presto—she lands on your Favorites list.

When that last-minute need for Susie strikes, you’re going to post to your Favorites list, and in seconds, Susie (and the 5 other amazing QuadJobbers you’ve previously hired, liked, and rated 4.0) gets the All Points Bulletin (really, a text and an email) with all the deets for that late-breaking job. All 6 students get the info and immediately let you know they’re free. You choose the one you want to hire. Quick, easy, efficient… and resulting in the help you need.

You see why playing “Favorites” is our team’s favorite way to use QuadJobs. We use it constantly and you will too.

Betsy, Bridie and Andra

Co-Founders

QuadJobs is an online platform connecting college and graduate students to local jobs.  From Saturday night babysitting to moving a couch to helping a local business during a busy time, students find flexible jobs that fit into whatever free time they have. By streamlining the employment connection between campus and community, QuadJobs unlocks jobs particularly well-suited for students’ busy, often changing schedules.  The platform tracks every job a student takes and gathers performance reviews.  Small jobs matter—they help a student network, earn income, and build a track record of work experience.  Local employers can hire with efficiency and confidence.