Aug 20, 2020

How to create a job post on Rooster : A step by step guide

Hi there! 👋🏾

If you’re here, you’re probably thinking about creating your first job post on Rooster.

To help you get started, we compiled this comprehensive guide.

This blog will walk you through an easy six step process designed to help you post the right job post that will attract great candidates.

Let’s get right to it!

Step 01 – Sign in to your account

If you already have an account, all you have to do is:

  1. Go to app.rooster.jobs/sign-in and enter your email and password.
  2. Click on ‘Sign In’.

If you don’t currently have an account, you will need to create one before you move on to this step.

You can do this by clicking on the ‘Create new account’ button.

Step 02 – Select ‘Create New Job Opening’

Once you sign into your account, the very first page you’ll see is your ‘Jobs’ page.

Here, you’ll see your active or inactive job posts.

To create a new job post, click on the ‘Create New Job’ button at the top right corner of your screen.

Once you click on ‘Create New Job’, you can start filling out the necessary details on this page.

Make sure you cover all necessary details:

Job Title – Mention the title of the job.

Department – This will specify which department the candidate will be working with.

Employment type – You can specify whether the job is full time, part-time, an internship, on contract basis or if it’s a volunteer position.

Classification – This will explain the type of work group your applicant will belong to.

Skills you’re looking for – Specify which skill sets or specializations you’re looking for in an ideal applicant. You can add as many skills as you want to.

Your office location – You can choose your physical office location from the drop down menu or click on ‘This is a remote/work from home position’ if otherwise.

Add a job description – Remember to make this as informative as possible. Include key responsibilities of the role and well as specific skills and qualifications you’re looking for in an ideal candidate.  (Your job description also has to be at least 50 words)

Here’s an example of a really good job post:

Step 03 – Add your custom questions

You’ll be shown a list of everything you can do once you’ve posted your job:

We recommend creating your custom questions right after.

Sometimes, your job description is just not enough.

Even though it may do a great job at articulating the context of your job to your candidates, you might find yourself needing very specific information from everyone that applies.

This is where our ‘Custom Questions’ function comes in handy.

Here, you can ask very specific questions from your candidates. You can also choose whether the answers should be mandatory or not.

All you have to do is choose the type of answer you want:

Once you type in your question, you can choose whether you want it to be a mandatory query or option:

After that, click on ‘Add’ to seal the deal.

Remember, you need to click on ‘Save Changes’

Once you do that, all of the questions will appear on the job post.

Step 04 – Customise your hiring team

Every job can have one ‘Hiring Manager’ and a multitude of ‘Interviewers’.

Whoever creates the job will automatically be assigned as the Hiring Manager.

You can change the default Hiring Manager by clicking on ‘Assign New Hiring Manager’.

Next up: You can assign ‘Interviewer’ roles to your team by clicking on ‘Add New Interviewer’.

Step 05 – Customise your hiring pipeline

Your ‘Hiring Pipeline’ is the different stages of your hiring process.

Rooster understands that every company has its own unique process. Here’s how you can add your process to Rooster.

First, click on ‘Customise Your Hiring Pipeline’.

The Screening, Qualified, Offer and Hired stages are permanent stages since they’re common with almost every hiring process.

The ‘Interview’ stages are however completely customisable.

You can as many stages as you’d like.

Just remember to save your changes once you’re done.

Step 06 – Share your job across your socials + job boards

Once you’re done setting up your jobs, you can share them across your social channels and other job boards to source candidates.

If you’re sourcing your candidates from various job boards, we recommend using your unique job URL to direct candidates to your Rooster job post:

You can also create unique links to your social channels as well:

That’s really all you need to do!

Congratulations, you’ve posted your first job on Rooster. Now, you can reach and track all your potential candidates.

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