Originally Posted by Mom31
I am getting started with this new job and I have 8 account manager positions to fill in Illinois and Wisconsin. Does anyone have any creative ideas of how to do this other than running ads on craigslist? Which is what my boss has advised me to do. I have plenty of contacts in both states and am reaching out to them if they know of anyone who needs a new job that they can do based from home? I will need to be reviewing 96 resumes in the next 3 months- so I need to generate a lot of contacts!!!
I need to brainstorm!
I think it really depends on the industry and where YOU are located, but you could start by reaching out to local professional agencies in those areas: rotary, young professionals, etc. If you have a basic paying account on LinkedIn (I think it's fairly cheap), you could also look there. Use your network. LinkedIn is a great resource for contacts, and ask people you know to forward the information to people in that field.
From my experience, though largely depending on the industry, Craigslist will likely overwhelm you with way too many resumes that don't fit what you need. You might end up in a flood of nothing, so be careful how you word the ad. Be specific that no one should apply who doesn't have exactly everything on your requirement list (and bold, underline and italicize that part) - you can always get more lax with your requirements later if you don't get enough resumes, but you can't go the other way around after you've gotten 150 resumes that don't qualify. Unless that's what you want... why do you have to review 96 resumes for 8 positions? What if you find the 8 people you are looking for in the first 20 resumes?