I have used various recruitment sites and i have received a few apps from them. We got one or two really exceptional apps, and a bunch that weren't what we were looking for.
Here is some advice that i have just realized... if you haven't posted guild recruitment forums on ur servers forum page, MMO and Tankspot (if you are a donor) i suggest doing so... within 4 hours of posting my guild recruitment on my servers forums i had one app and a person in game whisper me for more information about my guild.
Yeah, i guess if everyone but me agrees this is the best way to do things it probably is and i'm just being stubborn. However, now i have to recruit at least 8 more people who need to be raid ready by next week which is very difficult. Then, i have to decide who raids and who doesn't. I'd love to know how some other guilds handle this.
I really do suggest getting multiple players for the same roles (2 would suffice) this gives a little competition edge on your core 10 man raiding team... I know its tough "benching people" but if you sit everyone down and explain how you plan on running things most will understand that this is the best way to run things (imo)...
I'm not doing everything myself. The one officer i have is enough in my opinion. He helps me with everything and we pretty much share all of the responsibilities. I think in such a small guild one officer is more than enough.
Other then those two things... make sure your not doing everything by yourself... promote another officer or class leader or something. For the beginning of my guild i did everything and now i want to rip my hair out. It is really stressful I know. Also don't be afraid to make other things in your guild to catch peoples eyes. Some raiders in my guild wanted to put together Arena teams and I had people whisper me if we participated in PvP on the side...
We do other things together on the side. Almost every member of the guild is an active PvPer. I'm also willing to go back and get any old achievements people want, however right now we've all mostly agreed that we want to stay focused on Cata.
I don't think any of the bosses (other than maybe two or three) are really all that challenging on normal mode. They are very different than wrath, but really if everyone knows what's going on they're not hard at all. I think the problem is that we just need ten solid people instead of seven or eight and then switching in new people every raid.
Hopefully this will help you... IMO bosses are kinda challenging (at least compared to Wrath) so for most people it is going to take them a while to get used to it. Give them and yourself some time. I really hope other people respond to this topic for it will help my issue as well... If you have any advice for me please please please read my topic which was right below yours. Best of Luck!
Thank you so much for your response, i really appreciate it. I replied to your post as well, hopefully i helped.
I'm still looking for any other advice people have to offer. =)