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Using VAs in the Recruiting Process

With the September Surge in full swing you might be searching for the best way to handle your recruitment process. Like many other things, the hiring process is something that can be delegated to your VA! Unsure where to start?

Consider these five ways to utilize VAs in your recruitment process:

1. Post jobs to recruiting websites

One of the first steps in the recruitment process is getting your job position out there! Send your virtual assistant a pre-written job description or examples for them to create their own job description. Your VA can post your job description to recruitment websites like LinkedIn, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, or your business’s careers page.

2. Screen through resumes

To streamline the hiring process, your virtual assistant can screen through applicant’s resumes. Try scheduling a meeting with your VA so you can clearly communicate the type of candidate you are looking for. Your virtual assistant can use these criteria to select the best applicants for you to view.

3. Forward applicant information to you

After your virtual assistant screens your potential candidates, they can forward the top selected applications to you for your review. If you’d like to have more control over the recruiting process, your VA can send you every application received for you to screen.

4. Schedule interviews

Once your potential candidates are identified, it’s time for the interviews! Communicate any vital information to your virtual assistant, like if the interview is remote or in person and the selected interviewees. From there, your VA can contact the applicants and get their interviews on your calendar.

5. Send follow up communications to candidates

The final part of the recruitment process is rather time consuming – sending follow up communications to all candidates. No one likes being ghosted and an acceptance or rejection email can provide wanted closure to your applicants. This is the perfect task to delegate to a VA, because they’ll already have all of the candidate’s contact information.

Brendon Vaughn

Brendon has an Arts degree from Pasco-Hernando State College. He is currently in his last semester of his BFA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at the University of South Florida. He is passionate about making a difference, regardless of what lengths need to be taken. He enjoys anything that gets him thinking and doesn’t back down from a challenge. Brendon is an effective communicator, an expert in time management, but persistence is his greatest strength. He has the tenacity needed to keep a team running. He is an expert in organization and email management. His role as the treasurer for an on-campus organization has given him extensive knowledge of budgeting, invoicing, and bookkeeping. In a nutshell, Brendon will bring all these strengths to your business, as your virtual assistant, to enable you to achieve greater success. When Brendon is not working, he spends his time reading, writing, and playing D&D with his friends. He lives with his two roommates and their three cats. He loves traveling and seeing new things.

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