A few months ago I wrote a very nice help wanted ad for the local
university paper and got 15 resumes from highly qualified people.
On Monday I wrote another ad, which has already run for 3 days, and I haven’t received a single inquiry.
I have called to revise it, but there is no excuse for a poorly written
ad. I should have kept the earlier version rather than starting over.
The earlier version emphasized the position and pay and “super-flexible
hours”; the later one focused on what the company does. Not smart.
What I’m looking for is a part-time HR manager/Executive Assistant for
Infobase Ventures, my business incubator. I’ll pay $12-15 per hour,
depending on experience. The hours are flexible, although it could lead
to full-time work, and the pay could increase significantly based on
performance. (If I need to pay twice as much to find the unique person
to fill this position, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂 )
The applicant must be amazing: a highly networked people person who is
also tech savvy. He/she will help me recruit and manage the personnel
in more than a dozen incubated startups / early stage investments over
the next year or two.
There are more details at