Once you press the Get Started button, you will be taken to a form that will ask you to fill in the particulars of the job, including a description of your company, job description, requirements and qualifications and how to apply. This form can link to your company web site or Facebook page, so you can give a potential candidate the full picture of who you are and what you do.
Here are a few little reminders:
- You can write as much as you wish in these boxes. They expand as you write. No need to condense your description into tiny spaces.
- You will be able to review and edit your ad before you finally post it.
- There are boxes for your name and contact information. These boxes are optional. How applicants contact you is up to you.
- Contact us if you have any questions at email@example.com. We’ll be glad to help.
How to pay
After you have written and reviewed your ad, you will be asked to pay with a credit card. We prefer that you pay by credit card but if you must pay by check, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have lots of jobs to post over the course of the year, please contact Marcie Setlow at email@example.com or at 413-528-3408 to discuss a volume discount subscription.
Postings are charged by the week. You can choose how many weeks to run the ad, for a maximum of six. The price for one ad per week is $30.
Tips for writing ads
The best way to avoid wasting time on interviews with people who do not meet your needs is to write an ad that will lure qualified candidates and discourage others. Suggestions include:
- Look at your job specifications and include the top four or five skills that are most essential to the job. Be sure to include the skill you have the most difficulty finding. Don’t list any requirements other than educational-and experience-related ones in the ad. Don’t request specific personality traits (outgoing, detail-oriented), since applicants are likely to imitate those characteristics even if they don’t have them. Instead, focus on telling the applicants about the excitement and challenge of the job, what they will get out of it and what it will be like working for you.
- When you describe your application process, avoid posting your personal email or direct phone number in the ad, unless you don’t mind handling many inquiries this way. Instead, direct applicants to a fax number or separate email account specifically designated to receive resumes or inquiries via email. Provide a link to the “about” page of your website so applicants can confirm that you have a legitimate business.
- Provide a section regarding salary. If you don’t feel comfortable listing the salary or hourly rate for the position, you can simply write “commensurate with experience” or something similar. If you offer benefits, list them to make the job listing more attractive to qualified candidates.
Terms of usage
The Berkshire Edge reserves the right to refuse or take down any listing which it deems, at its sole discretion, to be inappropriate.