I've been on the other end of this before, job hunting on Craig's list, and I've been told by many places I've applied that people do not read the post. They, like yourself, add things into the post to try to reduce unqualified applicants, but often to no avail.
Something I would suggest is add something into the post, such as make "RE: ____ job attention Morgan" as the subject. It may not reduce the emails, but it should help you weed out a lot without having to read the body of it.
Good luck with finding someone!
Hey that is a great idea. I will try that Paul and then do a mail filter.
We have been looking to add to our staff and with times the way they are now recruitment can get costly. Saying that I posted an add on CraigsList. The add was specific. Hourly pay range, basic skills that they needed. That they should know about Managed Services or Help Desk Support gave them the same links to our site as I just did here. I thought I did a good job. Next thing I started getting emails of people wanting the job.
I would have to say 50% of them did not qualify at all! There were cooks, mechanics, porters, dock workers, and the such.
During this post I just got one that I would like to share with you...
Please consider me for this position.
I laughed, no wonder unemployment is up. People are not even trying.
Does anybody else have stories about this type of thing?
Let me know