If you’ve ever posted on Craigslist you know: Craigslist can suck. It gets exponentially worse when posting a job position. You will get this kind of response: “I want 2 work for u.” Really? That’s how you respond to a job posting? You will also get dozens of emails from headhunters and contractors trying to sell you their service. In general, it can be a huge waste of time that many small business owners don’t have.
That’s why I was so happy about a month ago when I received the following response to the Craigslist post we put out for our repair technicians:
It’s just a cell phone repair job, dude. Relax.
Craigslist job posting success! You see, a good post has 3 major objectives:
- Deter people of low ambition and/or talent.
- Filter out solicitors so you don’t even have to bother with them.
- And the most important goal: Find a great employee.