Pros And Cons Of Job Advertisements

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The question I chose to answer was question number 1 on job advertisements. There are positives to having thousands of applicants, while there are also negatives. The route you choose all depends on the type of company you are and the type of employee you are looking for. They are both effective measures, but I am going to depict the pros and the cons of each route. The job advertisement that generates a thousand responses is a great thing for the business because it gives them all the power. What I mean is, if the company has thousands of candidates to choose, they have the ability to do as they please and if one candidate is horrible, they still have thousands to choose from. A bonus to having all of those applicants is maybe they aren’t …show more content…
While it may be flashy to have a thousand applicants, what’s to say that all thousand applicants are even remotely qualified for the job? For example, in class we discussed the case study where a company placed a job advertisement in I believe a couple hundred newspapers and the only qualifications were “recent college graduates, good looking, and good credit score”. They got an abundance of applicants and the recruiter was thrilled. The problem with all of that is the job was for engineering and no qualifications whatsoever were listed for the job. It takes way more than a degree and good looks to be an engineer. I would bet that at of all those applicants, maybe two to three were qualified for the actual job and not the one listed. Having twenty responses from one advertisement is very successful because the recruiter more than likely put the ad in media sources related to the job. If you are looking for a computer technician, the best place to put the job advertisement would be in computer magazines and computer related blogs. If you put that ad in any newspaper with job listings, you are going to get hundreds of applications where people are not qualified. With a smaller pool of candidates too, there is less room for junk applications and you are going to receive qualified candidates for the …show more content…
Well, if you bring in twenty candidates from one job advertisement that are more than qualified for the position, you’re going to show the company that you only find the best applicants for the company and take all precautions to weed out the junk applicants, those just applying for the sake of applying. Also, if a position opens up down the road, the company already has a list of qualified applicants they can reach out to and gage their interest. There are benefits to each result of the job advertisements and you have the find the one that fits the company the most. If you’re a larger company that has a system in place for weeding through applicants to get to the qualified ones, then maybe the larger response if right for you. If you’re on the smaller side, or you’re looking so specific candidates, than the 20 applicants if more suited for

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