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Taykt lets you create a text-in word, so that anyone who texts your word to 82958 will get your message straight back to them.

Great for putting on posters, or anyplace that someone might want to act on your word there and then.

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Taykt is a UK-only service at the moment.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Using Taykt to enhance window vacancies for recruitment agencies

Window vacancies are a great way to start conversations with potential candidates passing by. But what about those who aren't able to engage? It may be after hours or an inconvenient time. Taykt allows you to provide your potential candidates with the information they need so they can start the conversation at a more convenient time. Better to defer the conversation than lose it.

Here are three ideas for how Taykt can achieve this:

1. Return a standard message containing relevant contact details. A phone number, email, address and business hours. Do this by having a banner either on each vacancy or somewhere prominent on the display. For example "Text jobs to 82958 for our contact details". For the image above the response message might be

Ph:01273 324255,
Address:7 Queens Rd,
Sussex BN1 3XF‎

(We hope it's clear we're not associated with Tate : we're just using their windows as an example)

2. Provide specific information about vacancies. As with the previous example we ask potential candidates to text to receive take away information. In this example however we hand craft a specific vacancy response and use a custom text-in word per vacancy. For example "Text 'techSup' to 82957". An example response could be:

Technical Support Engineer,
£25000-£30000 per annum,
Burgess Hill.
Ph:01273 324255,

or perhaps include a link to the on-line description:

3. The previous method has the downside of being high maintenance as you need to manually add every vacancy. An easier approach would be, where possible, to use a Webhook to do the heavy lifting for you. As with the previous example we ask potential candidates to text to receive take away information but we add one extra bit of information: a job reference. Using a Webhook we pass their message, including the job reference to your servers. You can then dynamically generate a response. For example the candidate would text 'job 69803' to Taykt and using a Webhook we could retrieve the details for job '69893' and send it back.

Or, if the vacancy has been filled perhaps a different response.
Sorry that vacancy has been filled.
We have similar roles available why
not call us to discuss on 01273 324255
or visit the website www.tate.co.uk.

Any of these solutions lets potential candidates take your information away with them in an easy, no-hassle manner: No looking for pens and paper, no taking blurry photos with phones camera or trying to enter the contact details into their phone manually. Just text and go.

This plants the seed without taking valuable time and effort on the potential candidates behalf. They can then contact you later when it is convenient. You get the piece of mind that they have the correct details with them and they are legible.

You can sign up for free to try this at Taykt.com. If you want to integrate text into your vacancies database, point your developers at our API.

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