Job ads have been a staple for as long as companies have existed. It started with hanging a sign in the window (“Inquire Within”), then moved on to newspaper classifieds, then to online job boards, and, of course, social media. But just because you post a job ad doesn’t mean you’re going to get the results you want. 1. Very few applicants If you aren’t getting any applicants (qualified or not), you’re probably posting to the wrong places.