We’ve stated advertising to fill a position in our NSW office for an IT support, installation and training person. In the first hour of the ad being live we received 10 applications. I’d be expecting over 100 within the next 48 hours, maybe more.
In the listing I ask people to research the company before applying and to demonstrate whet they know in the cover letter as opposed to being lazy and sending through a resume.
Based on the 10 received so far I’d expect to cull the applications by 80% without much effort.
There is no point in hiring someone who has not fully read the ad or not followed the guidelines in the ad.