Maximising the search
This page provides suggestions for maximising your search in Employers On-Line.
How to make the best of your search on Employers On-Line
Keeping it simple
When building a search, start with the minimum criteria required for the job:
The more criteria you specify, the more people will be cut out of the search results so it's best to start with the least amount possible and see what kind of results you get. Then you may add more search criteria if necessary to refine the results.
Deciding what's important
Think about the "must haves" and the "nice to haves".
What are the qualities that your ideal candidate must have versus things that would be nice, or things that they could be trained in later? Is it more important that a candidate has management skills and experience, or that they know how to use a fire extinguisher? You may be able to send them to training for fire safety, but it may not be as easy to train the management skills.
Search for the "must haves" first and then see if the "nice to haves" are also available.
Number of hours the candidate is expected to work per week
Some jobs may require attendance of more than 40 hours per week, however most job seekers will only have stated that they can work full time, which is considered to be 40 hours per week. This does not necessarily mean that they are not available for more hours, but that they haven't recorded this. If you set the number of hours the candidate is expected to work per week to 40, you will find a greater number of candidates in the search results, and, in talking to them, you may well find that they are available to work the hours that the job requires.
Extending the search
Once you have built your search, if you are not getting the results you need, there are some options to extend the search. At the bottom of the search results page there is a link that says "Not interested in these candidates, show me more options", or if you select the "Edit Search" button, you will see a section entitled "Define the search criteria and advanced options" at the bottom of the page. Clicking on one of these will allow you to specify more options for your search:
- Change the geographic area you wish to search: The area that you are searching can be extended from the urban area to search the whole region, or the whole country. Only use the Country option if necessary, because this will be searching the profiles of a lot more candidates, this search will take a lot longer.
- Allow candidates who have expressed an interest in working for this role: This option allows candidates who have not worked in the job before, but are interested in the job, to be included in the search results.
- Publish on Job Bank: This option publishes a job ad to the "Find a Job" section of the Work and Income website for job seekers to view. If you select this option, you will be asked to provide a job description, remuneration (pay) details, expected attendance, and prerequisites for the job (eg "Passenger endorsement and Area Knowledge" or "Transport Service Licence an advantage").