Why Post Careers on Your Company’s Website?

If you haven’t already thought about it, you should definitely consider adding a careers page on your company’s website rather than posting them online in various job searching sites. Aside from saving money and recruiting top talented job seekers, there are many benefits that can come along with doing this.

Below we have put together some beneficial facts we have learned about that stem from having a careers page on your website.

Saving $:

This is the most obvious point when it comes to the benefits of a career page. But, honestly, who doesn’t like to save a couple of bucks here and there? Well, by having your own careers page you could feel free to add and take out as many job postings as desired as often as desired without worrying about paying it.

Easy Sharing:

By having your own job postings on your site, you would be able to share a link to your site through all your social media outlets. If this is done, others could also share the links directly from your site or social media with friends or family, which could mean more future applicants.

Better Understanding of Work Environment:

If you are stressing the values of your company on your website already, then having job seekers go directly to your website can help give them a better understanding of what your company is all about and what to expect the work environment to be like. Image is important towards first impressions so, having a well developed website can recruit the right candidates for the open job position.

Grab Web Surfers Attention:

Are you worried that not many will find your job postings? Well, don’t be. If you are adding the appropriate keywords to your job description, not only with you capture the attention of web surfers but job search aggregators, like JustJobs.com, may also index you for free!

What kind of employee are you?

  • Are you a people person or an introvert?
  • Do your thrive under stress or crumble?
  • Are you goal oriented?  Do you need someone to hold your hand through projects? 
  • Do you get aggravated when others distract you or change plans?
  • Do you thrive with feedback or want to work on your own? 

These are all great questions when trying to self evaluate the kind of employee personality you possess. Workplaces are filled with all kinds of personalities from the super hard worker bees to the joksters, brown nosers, or even the chatterboxes.  Sociologists have studied test results such as the Myers-Briggs evaluation or the Holland Codes to analyze personalities and worker attributes inherently suited to certain jobs.  Research has shown that choosing a job to which fits your style will may make you a happier, more productive employee. There are many online psychometric tests that can help workers identify attributes beyond qualifications.  It is worth being more self-aware to stay one step ahead in the employment game.

One well-respected methodology is the use of Holland Codes, named after a psychologist who studied the science behind vocational choices. After taking a survey, employees can find out the specific type the Holland Code places you into.  These types include:

 

Realistic – A Realistic type is independent and stable, and realists that thrive in tactile outdoors activities. They thrive in hands-on occupations ranging from astronomy to zoology.

Artistic – This type includes creators who are sensitive, intuitive and nonconforming. They are suited to working with ideas and imagination, and are best suited to roles in the theater, arts or design.

Social – This type enjoys helping others and solving social problems. Good occupations include teaching, counseling or nursing.

Enterprising – These are natural born leaders and entrepreneurs.  They are persuasive and energetic, ambitious and social.

Conventional – This type is orderly and systematic, they are good at following a plan, but generally avoid unstructured activities.Investigative – These types are thinkers who are curious and rational. They are natural born experimenters ideally suited to research roles, from computer programmers to statisticians.

 

Evaluating an applicant compatibility with a position through testing would provide further insight into the type of work that would bring them the most happiness and at the same time optimize the person’s productivity.  A win-win situation.

To take a Holland Code Test follow this link. (Holland Code)  The U.S. Department of Labor website provides a test where people can find out their interest profile and find occupations that match well with it.