We all have one thing in common in today’s economy… work. We either need good, reliable & creative workers or someone awesome to work for. Here are some great tips to remember when using Foalio to find potential job candidates:
JOB POSTING: Finding the right creative candidate for your job
1. Do some research
When you have a specific job to fill, do some research in advance. There are a lot of great artists out there, but not all will fit the bill for your needs. Are you looking for someone to design a Zombie-Eating-Clownasaur for your next t-shirt line? Browse around on Foalio and see if you can’t find the perfect match, then contact the artist directly from their profile using the “Hire Me” button.
2. Take your time
Once you’ve browed the Foalio directory for inspiration, you might be ready to create a free job post to find candidates. Take your time during this step. Create an appealing job post… remember you are hiring an artist! A giant run-on sentence doesn’t typically showcase professionalism or creativity. Use the built in HTML editor to fine tune your job post (i.e. Make important text bold, separate information into paragraphs, post links to outside sources of inspiration, use bullet points to list job responsibilities or perks).
Extra Credit: Take the extra step to “give props” to projects that you love on Foalio. This will give job candidates an even better idea of what you are looking for. And, upload an avatar to your profile, so people have a personal reference of who they are working with.
3. Create an offer
Let’s be honest, you have a budget for creative work, and creative workers want to know what they are working for. Be up front about how much your job pays. Is it a “flat rate” for the job, or will you be paying hourly? Is this a freelance job that could take a couple of days, or do you need a creative on hand for 6 months? The more specific you are, the better your chances of finding the right person for your needs.
P.S. - Foalio does not accept job listings that involve “spec work”. If you are looking for people to submit designs according to your specifications that you can choose from before you hire them, we will not activate your listing. Learn more.
4. Share your job listing
Once you submit your job post, Foalio will review it and activate it. Go to your listing and use the sharing features on the right sidebar to email it, tweet it, post it to facebook and get more traction.
5. Review your applicants and HIRE!
Once your job post is active, go to the “Your Jobs” tab on your Dashboard to see Applicants. You can browse applicant profiles and contact them about hiring them for the job!
We hope that Foalio can be a great resource to help you find the work that you need! Send us an email and let us know about your experiences!
The Foalio Crew