Optimizing Your Job Listings to Attract Top Talent

Do you need to hire veterinary staff but just aren’t having much luck? Are you tired of sifting through mountains of incoming resumes that never seem to contain that ideal candidate you’re envisioning? Or worse – maybe you’re simply not getting much of any response at all. In either case, the problem could be due to something as simple as the lack of quality of your job listings. To attract the best you need your openings to really stand out and catch their attention. That said here are a few pointers to help improve the chances of landing the perfect new team member for your practice.

Use the Right Keywords

SEO isn’t just for websites. Job listing aggregators pull, categorize and display listings based on the information contained in both the title as well as the description. Additionally, today’s job seekers are leveraging the internet to conduct highly targeted searches. If your job postings don’t contain the right key words, they very well may be going unnoticed.

Be Open and Honest

Today’s talented workers are seeking openness, honesty and transparency from their prospective employers and this starts with the job listing. Be as specific and descriptive as possible, especially about the skills, requirements and criteria you’re looking for. This will help weed out those who are less qualified, saving you both time and aggravation and improving the chances of finding a better match.

Show Your Personality

If you want to catch the eye of the perfect employee, you have to really make your job listing (and ultimately your practice) stand out from all the rest. Don’t be afraid to get a little creative and inject some personality into your job descriptions. This gives prospective team members a glimpse at what it’s like to work for you and shows them right from the start why yours should be at the top of their list of applications.

Set Expectations

Are you looking to fill an immediate opening or are you going to take your time and shop around? Are you willing to train the right person who is the best fit for your practice culture or are there certain requirements that are an absolute must? Incorporating as much information about the process, proposed timeline and other ancillary details can really go a long way toward improving the quality of submissions you receive.

Enlist Help

If you’re like many busy practice owners or managers, you’ve probably got very limited time with which to handle the veterinary staffing process. Rushing into things and cutting corners, however, can result in a bad situation with new employees who are unqualified, unprepared or simply just not a good fit with how your practice is run. In these instances, it’s wise to enlist the help of a professional. At DreamTeamElite, we are highly experienced veterinary recruiters and we can help you find, hire and retain the best talent for your team. Contact us today to get started!

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