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How Do You Communicate / Advertise Your IT Postings?
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I have been struggling since I started in HE (~4 yrs now) getting a respectable number of qualified applicants to apply for our IT positions. These are good, challenging positions with decent pay and solid benefits, and yet, I don’t get nearly the number of qualified applicants (let alone applicants at all) that I would expect for the types of jobs I am posting. I believe our HR department is “advertising” these IT postings via the same channels that they advertise all postings for the College, and that got me wondering what everyone else uses to get the word out that they have an opening in IT they are trying to fill.
I understand that there are some powerhouse institutions that people regularly watch for postings that they can jump on – in our immediate area that would likely be Michigan State University and even UoM isn’t too far away from Lansing, MI to consider for a job. My guess is that they have no issue attracting qualified people to apply for their IT positions, but we don’t have the luxury of that level of name recognition or being a University (that some may prefer to work for).
So, any thoughts on this that you all can share would be most appreciated. I am preparing for a discussion with our HR department on this topic to see if I can convince them to change their communication strategies when it comes to the posting of IT positions going forward.
Thank you for your assistance with this!
Randall S. Jobski, PMP
Director - Enterprise Systems
Lansing Community College
ITIL v3 Foundational Certified