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Post a Craigslist ad for a assistant?! Advice please.

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Howdy,
Is it smart to look for a assistant through craigslist? Also how would i put in the ad that pay right now will not be so great, but if you venture with me pay will not be a issue as I'm just starting out my business.. I have nooo idea how to word that maybe a little help? Yep before you ask I am starting safeserve, business license, commercial kitchen ect ect i just need some help with all the business mumbo jumbo!
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If there is a culinary school in your area you may be able to get pastry students who can work with you as an unpaid intern in exchange for credit. Note that even an unpaid intern needs to be covered with worker's comp insurance in most areas.
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This is area dependent.  In San Francisco if you want to get a job, find an apartment, sell a car, have a garage sale, or find a date, you post on CL. The SF Chronacle and SF Examiner have been almost completely put out of business loosing classified dollars to CL.  So my point is - if your area is a big CL user, then it's worth it to post in CL.

 

Since you now have to pay to advertise a job, all the caterers I know (including me) post in Gigs for externs/independent contractors because it's still free.  If someone is looking for a job they generally do a keyword search - and gigs pop up right along with regular jobs.

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Responses in this thread (as well as the responses to those responses) have been deleted for being inflammatory, rude, judgmental and off topic.

 

This is valid question and is worthy of meaningful discussion.

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We actually have a post up right now for a sales assistant on Craiglist.  The challenge we have with craiglist, at least in our area, is the volume of candidates it generates.  You have to be ready to spend the time to read through several resumes and weed out those that do not qualify.   To BakingIrene's point, be prepared to also have to deal with several candidates that are not qualified, or are simply mass emailing their resume with not much regard to the position.

 

Good luck!

 

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I have found some awesome people on Craigs List.  My last assistant had 15 years bakery manager experience.  She was with me for 3 years and moved out of state.  She was a amazing. 

 

My new assistant (also from Craigs list) starts Tuesday, and she has 8 years as a bakery manager.  I found in my business, I have to have lots of experience.  

 

I just wanted to say Craigs list has worked for me.  And everyone is correct in doing all of your research on what it takes to have employees, wages, taxes, insurance, etc.  My husband handles my payroll for my store.  There is a lot more involved in hiring people, than most people think.    

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