The Product Specialist Job Description Blueprint

Hireology

According to the 2020 Cox Automotive Car Buyer Journey Study , an individual spends an average of just under 15 hours shopping for a new vehicle, 10 hours of which are completed without ever entering a dealership. Let job seekers know this key difference in the job description and post.

5 Crucial Elements to Creating a Memorable Job Description

Leoforce

That’s it”, says Marissa Levin , Founder and CEO of Successful Culture. Candidates usually do the same with your job posting. A job posting is a marketing advertisement designed to attract people; it’s not intended to be a barrier to entry.” . – Lou Adler. This is extremely relevant in their job search. Recruiting is no longer about finding a candidate with the simple skill set, experience, and education that a job requires.

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4 Things Your Job Descriptions Need to do

Rally Recruitment Marketing

Job descriptions are often the first stop in a candidate’s journey. Before a candidate lands on the beautiful careers site you’ve built out, they’re interacting with a job description first. When a candidate lands on your job description, it might be the first time that a candidate hears about, and forms perceptions, about your Employer Brand. To address this, forward-thinking Recruitment Marketing teams are creating enhanced job descriptions.

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.

Recruiting Female Tech Candidates Starts with the Job Description

Recruiting Daily Advisor

The results also identified that women were most drawn to businesses that have: Aspiring leadership; A supportive culture; Managers who mentor and offer opportunities for professional development; and. Having great leadership and a supportive culture are ways to retain female talent, but getting them in the door is completely different. Many companies are unaware that a lengthy qualifications list in a job description deters women from applying.

The Death of the Common Job Description

Glassdoor for Employers

According to a new study from Microsoft Corp., The way people consume content has changed dramatically and it’s not stopping with job descriptions. The hot talent you’ve been hunting for isn’t going to read a boring, long job description and actually decide to apply. If people are actually clicking on your jobs, that’s awesome. Think about the last time you searched for a job. You probably typed your job title into a job board or search engine.

A Recipe for the Perfect Job Description

Recruiterbox

The first step in filling any open position in a company is creating the perfect job description. Only 17% of hiring managers say that all, or nearly all of job seekers have the necessary skills they are looking for. If less than one-quarter of hiring managers say that job seekers have necessary skills, how can they use a job description to attract the qualified candidates. A Whole Lot of Company Culture.

3 Simple Ways To Create Transparent Job Descriptions

Ongig

The best candidates crave transparency when exploring new jobs. A great place to start communicating more transparency is on your job descriptions. 3 ways to create more transparent job descriptions. The #1 thing in job descriptions that candidates are about is salary (see This Job Description Heatmap Shows You What Candidates Really Care About (and What they Ignore). Company Culture.

Fortune 500 Job Descriptions Are Still Biased Toward Men. That Needs to Change.

The Staffing Stream

But the actions taken by businesses with respect to diversity and inclusion have yet to bring about the real cultural change those businesses are aiming for. Biased job descriptions tend to include a large number of male-coded words.

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.

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.

How to Write a Job Description for Generation Z

Yello

A well-crafted job description is the key to attracting top talent. What do Generation Z job seekers care about most? According to the 2019 Yello Recruiting Study , Gen Z cares more about job duties and responsibilities than any prior generation. Generation Z job seekers want to know about what your company does, yes. And yes, they want a culture that respects work-life balance. How to make your job descriptions stand out to Gen Z.

Hiring Millennials? Start With The Right Job Description

ConveyIQ

According to a recent study from Pew Research Center , Millennials are the largest generation to date and make up nearly one third of the working population. The rise of the digital age places new emphasis on not only what you say to job seekers, but how and where you say it too. Job descriptions are now more than just a list of required skill sets and a boilerplate about your company — they’re a first impression. What sort of culture should job seekers expect?

Humanizing Your Brand Through Visual Job Descriptions

CKR Interactive

Job descriptions are incredibly important and are often overlooked in the candidate attraction and recruitment arena. As a matter of fact, did you know that 65% of candidate traffic will bypass the career home page and go directly to the job description? And that 45% of candidates will click “apply” having only seen the job description (reference: 2019 TMP Labs data)? If your job post has visual content, a job seeker spends more than 76.7

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.

Children’s Mercy Hospital Case Study

Stories Incorporated

Want this case study as a PDF? They knew incredible employee stories existed throughout the hospital and wanted to uncover them to show their culture of love and care to potential candidates. The post Children’s Mercy Hospital Case Study appeared first on Stories Incorporated.

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This Job Description Heatmap Shows You What Candidates Really Care About (and What They Ignore)

Linkedin Talent Blog

You’ve spent forever crafting that job description—and you’d like to think candidates are poring over every single word of your masterpiece. There are whole sections of your job description that candidates pretty much ignore, and other parts where they’re hungry for more details. Read on for the rest of our results and four tactical takeaways that can help you write better job descriptions by understanding what candidates really care about.

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

JobAdder

Share open jobs with recruiters and receive tracked candidate submissions. Case Studies. 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.

5 Tips & Tools to Find Free Job Description Templates in 2018

MightyRecruiter

Successful recruiting starts with a well-written job description. This holds especially true in today’s near-full employment market, where there are fewer people looking for work and more jobs to fill, which makes it harder than ever to make strong hires. A recent study on the skills gap revealed, however, that part of the problem might be a gap in communications rather than a lack of skilled workers. So don’t join the tribe writing terrible job descriptions.

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. According to a study by Business in the Community (BITC), a business-led nonprofit based in London, jargon is one of the most significant barriers that keeps talented young people from applying to entry-level positions. Keep job descriptions short, sweet, and concise to increase application rates. Job Descriptions

How to create job ads that will attract the right candidates

ViziRecruiter

The job description is often the first touchpoint a potential candidate has with your company. Assess your current job description. Keep your job posts short and easy to navigate in order to keep the reader’s attention. Is our culture reflected?

Culture Marketing: Creating A Culture That Rocks

Recruiting Daily

“Find people who are competent and really bright, but more importantly, people who care exactly about the same things you care about.” – Steve Jobs. In this one single sentence, Jobs not only defined the importance of matching an employer’s values to an employee, but also laid out the business case behind culture marketing, according to author and L&D expert Jim Knight in his new book, Culture that Rocks. Culture Marketing: Standing Out from the Crowd.

How to Nail the 6 Key Parts of a Job Description

Linkedin Talent Blog

If you don’t spend hours crafting the perfect job description, it’s understandable. But the thing is, spending a little bit longer thinking through that job post can make a big difference in the candidates you attract. To help you make sure you're covering all your bases, we put together a Killer Job Description Checklist as well as some examples of how other companies are getting it right. Job title: Keep it honest, simple, and keyword-driven.

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.

3 Huge Mistakes In Advertising Your Job

Valuehire

You can’t simply expect to sit back and have job seekers flock to your company whenever you post a job. It’s your job to take the lead by presenting your opportunity as the most attractive place to work. Posting a 3-page job description with a core competency list.

Your Next Employment Marketing Weapon: Culture

Glassdoor for Employers

Anyone can put a price tag on a job, but money can’t buy anyone happiness. That negotiation is far down the road, much after the research and application phases of the job search. This is when you really should be marketing your priceless competitive advantages – like culture – instead of competitive salaries and benefits. It’s clear that culture is a win in every aspect, but how do you use it to win the war on talent? The job description.

How To Fit Culture Fit Into Your Recruiting Process

Recruiting Daily

One of the most important but intan gible factors in recruiting and hiring job candidates is the often-misunderstood concept of “cultural fit.”. Simply put: you want to make sure you get the right person for the right job, and you also want to make sure that the new hire fits in with the overall surroundings, mission, values and personality of the hiring company. How To Build A Successful Company Culture. 9 Culture Fit Questions Every Recruiter Should Ask.

3 Fresh Job Description Formats You Should Try (and Which One Works Best For Your Prospects)

Linkedin Talent Blog

That’s how long a job-seeker, on average, spends reviewing a job description before they decide to apply or not. And, many of them don’t even review the whole ad -- according to a study using eye-tracking software, the bottom one-third of the description is often not reviewed at all. Just take a look: In the image of the job description, the sections of red and orange were more thoroughly reviewed and yellow was pretty well skimmed over.

Hiring for a Cultural Fit in the Workplace

Newton Software

What is a Culture Fit? Cultural fit is a candidate’s capability of fitting into an organization based upon its values and code of ethics. Cultural fit has become more popular recently as companies have started looking for candidates who not only perfectly match the job description, but who also fit the company culture as a whole. Why is Cultural Fit Important? Company culture plays a critical role in any successful organization.

Three Things That Make Your Job Ads Not Just Bad, but Candidate-Repellent

SmartRecruiters

Data from a recent LinkedIn study reveals what candidates actually care about when they weigh their employment options via your job ads, and it’s not “company culture”. LinkedIn asked 450 candidates to review the example job ad (pictured below) and to highlight the passages they felt most relevant/ likely to make them apply. LinkedIn saw the same priority ranking from candidates when the participants were asked to name the most important aspects of the job description.

The Fit Bit: Does Hiring For Culture Fit Matter More Than Recruiting For Skills?

Recruiting Daily

Unlike many HR centered constructs, there is actually a clearly established business case for creating a strong organizational culture, and that hiring for culture fit has a direct impact on a company’s performance and bottom line results. The organization culture helps in measuring limitation to overcome performance measurement. The limitations shows that culture and employee performance shows negative correlation as employee performance is badly affected by it.”

Why Culture Fit is Critical in Startup Hiring

Indeed

For many job seekers, startup companies hold the allure of a high-energy environment, the chance to make a big contribution and the possibility of an outsized reward if the company succeeds and grows. But it’s these high stakes and fast pace that make it crucial to prioritize organizational culture in the startup hiring process. A poor culture fit can bring down the entire venture, while a strong fit can strengthen morale, boost productivity and encourage innovation.

7 New Ways Videos Can Improve Your Recruiting

Spark Hire

A report by Brandemix found 80 percent of respondents believe effectively building an employer brand helps them be successful in a variety of ways — including attracting skilled job seekers. Creating brand videos allows you to craft the message your way and show off for job seekers. Don’t just ask them to talk about their job, have them describe what they love about the company, their favorite place in the office, or what the company’s spirit animal might be.

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Culture at Manifold

PowerToFly

Ever read a job description and felt discouraged from applying? There are a lot of companies that show gender bias in job descriptions and offer non-competitive salaries. We sat down with Gary Poster, VP of Engineering at Manifold, to learn more about Manifold's commitment to eliminating gender bias, as well as their hiring process and work culture. Read on to learn more about the culture at Manifold and what you can do to join their team!

Nothing Else Matters: Why Your Job Postings Are Your Employer Brand.

Recruiting Daily

While the whole job search is like dating metaphor has decidedly jumped the shark , the fact is that while this aphorism used to be something of a stretch, now, they’re pretty much the same exact exercise, albeit with a distinctly different call to action. Compare this to the 47% of job seekers who agree with the statement , “I can’t trust most of the job postings or advertisements I find listed online,” and you’ll see that both categories face a decidedly uphill battle.

4 Best Practices For Diversity Sourcing | ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

Higher revenue, better job performance, a more trusted employer brand, and an increased customer base are just a few of the benefits of a diverse workforce. Embrace Diversity in Your Culture and Brand. At ClearCompany, we believe that diversity impacts more than just company culture.

Why Our Job Ads Perform 3x Better

Fitzii

Why Our Job Ads Perform 3x Better. The “secret sauce” in our process is writing remarkable and compelling job ads that target specific candidate profiles. Job seekers read our ads, and see an invitation to apply to a role and a company that’s just right for them. Other candidates say “I’m not applying for any other jobs, but this one seemed perfect for me”. We also get nice emails like this: “I just wanted to send you a message saying I love your job ad.

Why Culture Fit is Critical in Startup Hiring

Indeed

For many job seekers, startup companies hold the allure of a high-energy environment, the chance to make a big contribution and the possibility of an outsized reward if the company succeeds and grows. But it’s these high stakes and fast pace that make it crucial to prioritize organizational culture in the startup hiring process. A poor culture fit can bring down the entire venture, while a strong fit can strengthen morale, boost productivity and encourage innovation.

Why Identifying Performance Objectives Is the Most Important Step to Hiring Top Talent

Linkedin Talent Blog

In their landmark study — First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently — Gallup introduced their Q12 employee engagement survey. And you can start this process before you even write a job description by creating a list of performance objectives for the role.

Unconscious Bias is Affecting Your Institution

Hospital Recruiting

Studies reveal physicians are less likely to provide pain medication to non-white patients, and women are less likely to be offered invasive procedures like cardiac catheterization or knee replacement. Job postings with terms like “aggressive” or “compassionate” can be read as male or female traits. “Go-getter” For job postings, assessing and removing biased language is critical. Robert Wilson/123RF.com.