How To Tailor Your CV To The Job Description

Purple CV

If you’ve spent any time looking for jobs, you’ll probably have encountered the advice that you should tailor your CV to the job description of each individual role you apply for. We can’t stress this enough: read the job description from beginning to end, thoroughly.

How to write job descriptions for remote work

Social Talent

So we must adapt, and job descriptions are one area that need to reflect this change. . An effective job description is engaging and inclusive. So what are the unique factors that will set a remote job description apart from the crowd?

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How to create click-worthy job descriptions

JazzHR

Creating a quality job advertisement is arguably one of the toughest things in HR and recruiting. Sometimes your hiring manager will hand you over a novella of a job description, and expect you to find candidates who will read through that. We’ll go over some tried and true rules to get better visibility and candidates and well as cover what Indeed defines as best practices for job postings. Show off your culture and company vibes.

How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples

Ongig

Writing Job Descriptions Best Practices. If you want to know how to write a job description, our report below is the most comprehensive one on the Internet (we know because we checked!). Writing job descriptions is clearly a skill talent leaders want to know about.

How To Write Remote Job Descriptions

McQuiag

Most hiring processes start by creating a job description you hope will catch candidates' attention. Often a job post is a candidate's first interaction with a company and many decide whether or not to apply to a role based purely on the ad. Add that into your description.

How to Write the Ultimate Job Description

Glassdoor for Employers

Case in point: job descriptions. Job descriptions are often the first point of entry for candidates, so it’s well worth taking the time to optimize them. The best job descriptions not only give job seekers the information they need to determine whether or not the position is right for them (and vice versa) — they also get them excited to join the company. 5 Keys to Writing a Great Job Description. Conduct A Thorough Job Analysis.

Creating job descriptions that excite, not bore

career.place

For many candidates, job descriptions are the first window into an organization – it is where they first taste what the organization is really like. Job descriptions are the movie trailers, the back cover, the “coming up next” teaser for jobs.

Creating job descriptions that excite, not bore

career.place

For many candidates, job descriptions are the first window into an organization – it is where they first taste what the organization is really like. Job descriptions are the movie trailers, the back cover, the “coming up next” teaser for jobs.

6 Tips for Using Inclusive Language in Job Descriptions

Ongig

Using inclusive language is one of the top best practices in writing job descriptions. They go far beyond just creating gender-inclusive job descriptions. You can quickly turn off candidates by using common jargon and complex phrases in your job ads.

List of Job Description Ideas, Templates, and Samples [Free]

Contract Recruiter

You need to craft, to sculpt, to create the perfect job descriptions to attract the candidates you want. No one gets job descriptions right the first time they try, but you can start at a more advantageous position and work to optimize from there. A compelling job title.

The Three Things Your Job Description is Missing

Achievers - Recruiting

If a prospective employee’s first touch point with a company isn’t someone who already works there, it is likely the job description on the career page or job board. This posting is intended to, as aptly named, describe the job. But when the average posting is floating around 500 words , how is it possible for one to understand what life they’re going to be living as a result of the job? How often are they in meetings?

Job Descriptions That Pull a Double Shift as Job Postings

Hospital Recruiting

Most job descriptions are lengthy, detailed, and dull. The average job description for any institution that’s been around for decades is decades old. In the days when the Personnel Department spent the bulk of its time protecting the facility from its own employees with legal-speak meant to maintain regulation-compliance, the job description was no exception. A great job description and posting sells the applicant on working at your facility.

Writing Smart Job Descriptions to Hire Smart People

JWT Inside

So she’s basically a late Millennial or very early Gen Z, and currently in the job market. She was lamenting the problems of the job search process, and how all the jobs and every company had a sameness to them. I did a little research, and here is what I found: Most of her searches started in one of three places: 1) a search engine 2) a job aggregator 3) a specific company website at the Search Jobs function. So, what is a ‘Smart Job Description’?

Writing job descriptions for hiring millennials

Workable

More than 35m millennials and Generation-Y employees (those born after 1980) are starting their careers and looking for jobs with companies who can meet their aspirations. Start with your job titles and descriptions. As companies compete to hire the strongest and most qualified workers in the 18-35 age bracket, it’s crucial to make sure that your job descriptions appeal to their wants and needs. Job Titles: Clear and Optimized.

Words to Describe Your Company Culture. Go!

ClearCompany Recruiting

Could you accurately and succinctly describe your company culture right now? Often, organizational culture is vaguely defined and poorly communicated. Or maybe your organization has a great culture, you just don't know how to identify and articulate what that means. Culture is important, and properly defining it can help you optimize, organize, and manage your culture goals moving forward. Find Your Culture. Can you accurately define your company culture?

How to Write a Job Description

Vervoe

But, on the other side of the hiring equation, job seekers are scrolling through dozens of job descriptions at lightning speed. On average, a job seeker spends 11 hours a week looking for a new job: reading career sites, clicking on open positions, and evaluating job descriptions. Formulaic job descriptions cause companies to miss out on top talent. Job descriptions aren’t generating excitement about the open roles.

7 Easy Steps for the Best Job Description Format

Ongig

What’s the best job description format to attract top talent? Your Job Description Opener. The best job descriptions start strong. Check out 7 Examples of Questions Top Brands Use to Start their Job Descriptions. Start with the job description — Google will send you more traffic if you make your opening content unique. You might be tempted to start your job description with your About Us statement (52.8%

5 Things Every Job Description Needs in 2019

Indeed

As founder of a career-coaching service, I sometimes hear these scenarios from employers: They’ve posted a job on Indeed, received resumes and followed up with their desired candidates. And that means both job seekers and employers aren’t using the platform as best they could. . I focused on creating the right job description. Let’s look at what your descriptions need to drive these kinds of results. Add these five elements for more effective job descriptions .

How to Humanize Your Job Descriptions

Recruiterbox

Most job listings are dull and underwhelming. But today, when talent is increasingly in demand, what is the response to a ho-hum job ad? Your candidates are going on to the next job listing. Meanwhile, a good chunk of your budget is sitting in career site spend and job advertisements on the most popular job boards. If it’s a company specific acronym, leave it out of the job ad. Job seekers won’t relate to the language of your organization.

The Pros and Cons of a Salary Range in Your Job Description

Contract Recruiter

You can spend all the time you like writing a fancy job description, but when it comes to effectively attracting candidates, you need some hard data. Some of this data will make or break whether or not a given candidate wants to apply to a job.

5 ways to write better job descriptions

WebRecruit

That’s why the writing of the most informative and compelling job descriptions is such a key part of online recruitment. Here are just some of the techniques you should try to give your own firm’s job descriptions that bit more vital impact and relevance. Come up with a clear job title. By carefully optimising your job title, you can come up something short and punchy, but also meaningful that even the most casual reader can quickly understand.

How to Craft a Job Description Gen Z Will Actually Read

Indeed

So just when you’ve mastered writing a job description to attract millennials, it’s time to learn a new skill: writing a job description that Generation Z will actually read — and then, hopefully, take the next step and apply to the job. But that also means Gen Z is quick to swipe left at lackluster job descriptions, so employers and recruiters need to be on their toes.

Writing Smart Job Descriptions to Hire Smart People

JWT Inside

So she’s basically a late Millennial or very early Gen Z, and currently in the job market. She was lamenting the problems of the job search process, and how all the jobs and every company had a sameness to them. I did a little research, and here is what I found: Most of her searches started in one of three places: 1) a search engine 2) a job aggregator 3) a specific company website at the Search Jobs function. So, what is a ‘Smart Job Description’?

Learn How to Post Jobs Like the Pros

JazzHR

The more your customers want, the more agile you must be in order to meet and exceed their expectations. Before you open the flood gates for applicants, here are some key considerations to think through: Write the description – It may seem obvious, but you can’t start hiring until you know what the needs and requirements of each particular job are going to be. Create a careers page – Make sure your careers page is easy to navigate, and has more than just jobs!

Proactive Talent Q&A: Meet Lead Consultant, Dan Medlin!

Proactive Talent

Meet Dan Medlin, our new Lead Recruiting Consultant, and one of the newest members of the Proactive Talent tribe! If the hiring manager you’re supporting doesn’t know what you did for him or her that day, your job is not done yet. People bring with them to work their age, gender, culture, faith, family, finances and dreams. Dan is based in the Austin area and came onboard with us just a few weeks ago.

Rethinking job descriptions: How impact descriptions can attract better candidates [Free Templates]

JobAdder

Share open jobs with recruiters and receive tracked candidate submissions. Job Boards. Job Posting. Rethinking job descriptions: How impact descriptions can attract better candidates [Free Templates]. I think you’ll agree with me when I say: Writing job descriptions are one of the most tedious jobs hiring managers have to undertake. What’s wrong with typical job descriptions? Job Requisitions. Job Boards.

Tips for Maintaining Workplace Culture

ViziRecruiter

For many companies, the shift to primarily remote workplaces has resulted in spending less time focusing on maintaining and improving company culture. What is your current culture? Begin by asking yourself and employees these questions: How defined is our company culture?

Tips for Maintaining Workplace Culture

ViziRecruiter

For many companies, the shift to primarily remote workplaces has resulted in spending less time focusing on maintaining and improving company culture. Company culture represents the shared values, ideals, attitudes and goals that characterize an organization. Remote work culture.

Learn How to Post Jobs Like the Pros

JazzHR

The more your customers want, the more agile you must be in order to meet and exceed their expectations. Before you open the flood gates for applicants, here are some key considerations to think through: Write the description – It may seem obvious, but you can’t start hiring until you know what the needs and requirements of each particular job are going to be. Create a careers page – Make sure your careers page is easy to navigate, and has more than just jobs!

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How to communicate company culture changes: Recruitment marketing tips

Workable

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, loads of businesses have experienced a culture shift. Transition to remote operations, forced layoffs, new health regulations and company policies – all these events have caused changes in company culture in a flash. Update your job ads.

Creating A Connection To Job Candidates Begins Before You Write The Job Description

Staffing Talk

“ When we’re subject to so many marketing messages every day, how do we create an emotional connection with our potential job candidates quickly using only a few words or perhaps even just an image?” The good news is you have lots of tools to reach those candidates, but since every one else with a job to sell has those same tools, it becomes more difficult to actually connect with those candidates. With a job posting that says simply “Java Programmer?”

How to write the best job description ever: 6 tips for success

Workable

You don’t need to be creative to write the best job ad ever. Here’s how to avoid typical job description jargonese and write an effective ad that will prompt qualified applicants to apply: 1) Address your candidates directly in your job descriptions. Many job descriptions talk about prospective hires as “they.” A job description for copywriters might read: “ They will collaborate with the Marketing team. 2) Choose a clear job title.

Cut the Jargon, and 3 Other Tips for Entry-Level Job Descriptions

Linkedin Talent Blog

If you’re hiring for an entry-level position, you need to be able modify your job descriptions and see things from the candidate’s perspective. The study asked young candidates (ages 16 to 24) to evaluate 65 different companies’ entry-level job descriptions for accessibility. Not only were terms like “KPIs” and “procurement” foreign to young job-seekers, they also led them to feel the job descriptions were confusing and unnecessarily complicated.

How to Make Your Job Descriptions Stand Out

Vervoe

Job seekers will spend an average of 11 hours a week looking for a new job. That’s a lot of time spent reading job descriptions, and eventually, the endless lists of preferred qualifications and responsibilities start to look the same. We ask a lot of our job candidates during the application process. However, many companies don’t go the distance to give their job descriptions the same level of attention they ask of a job seeker.

Why Candidate Experience Should Start with the Job Description — and Continue Well After the Hire Date

Linkedin Talent Blog

But since 95% or more of the people who apply for open jobs are unqualified, it’s my opinion that it makes no sense to dilute the candidate experience for the people you actually want to hire at the cost of making everyone else feel good. This starts with your job descriptions and how and where you post them — if the most qualified and diverse people never even find or read your postings, the candidate experience will be irrelevant.

Sales Job Descriptions: 4 Customizable Templates for Key Roles That You Can Use Today

Linkedin Talent Blog

Year after year, sales jobs are consistently some of the hardest to fill. With sales roles playing such a crucial part in your company’s growth, a strong and persuasive job description is vital to attract top sales talent. To help make your next job ad more enticing than ever, we’ve put together templates for the four most popular sales roles that recruiters are looking to fill—and you can download them for free in our new ebook: “ 23 winning job descriptions.”.

How To Convey Company Culture When Hiring Remotely

4 Corner Resources Staffing Blog

One aspect of recruitment that’s in particular danger of getting lost in translation—but that’s of high importance to hiring the right fit for the job—is conveying your company culture. Why Conveying Company Culture is More Important Than Ever. Employers Hiring Workplace Cultur

How To Hire For Culture Fit

McQuiag

One of the quintessential debates in hiring is “cultural fit vs. skill set.” Skill set” is simply someone that would be able to hit the ground running on Day 1 because they have all the skills necessary to do the job. So if you want to hire for culture fit, how do you do so effectively?

Innovative Talent Sourcing Meets Today’s Hiring Needs

ApplicantStack

Job-hopping. Non-Traditional Job Descriptions For Non-Traditional Employees. Your job description is the first hiring touchpoint. Rethink Job Requirements In Your Talent Sourcing. Traditional job requirements may filter out candidates who could succeed if given the chance. Adapt Your Culture To The Modern Employee. Take ‘cultural fit’ out of your recruiting lexicon.

Content Strategist & Project Manager

Stories Incorporated

We are a professional services firm that uncovers employee stories that communicate culture, and creates compelling content for our clients. We work with leading Fortune 1000 employer brands like CVS Health and Dell Technologies as well as mid-sized companies with innovative cultures.