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.
- Put the job date and time in the post headline.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.