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. Because of this, job descriptions can be one of the most valuable recruiting tools at your disposal.

4 SEO Best Practices for Your Job Descriptions

Hireology

Given the record-low unemployment rate and competitive job market, today’s job seekers are doing extensive research and are highly selective when it comes to making career moves. One of the most critical aspects of your employment brand is your job descriptions.

A Complete List of Employer Branding Strategies for Job Descriptions

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Today I’m going to show you a VERY effective list of employer branding strategies for your job descriptions. So if you’re looking to build powerful, converting job postings you’ll really enjoy this list. Employer Branding on Job Descriptions vs Company Career Page.

8 Key Steps of a Job Description Text Analyzer

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Are you shopping for job description text analysis software? Some recruiting leaders want this augmented writing tool because of the ROI they enable on hiring quality/diverse applicants (e.g. First, you need to get your jobs into the software.

The 6 Key Steps for Job Description Management Software

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You need an automated system for job description management to post and fill jobs faster. Here are the key steps I recommend for your effective job description management: 1) Job Description Library. 2) Job Description Templates.

How to Write Job Descriptions to Attract High Performers and Diverse Talent

Rally Recruitment Marketing

Used strategically, a job description can be much more than a list of duties and qualifications. With some small but significant changes to your template, you can use job descriptions to attract higher quality and more diverse applicants.

10 Tips for Recruiting People with Disabilities in Job Descriptions

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These exclusionary words are often around the physical demand of the job. Below are the top 10 physical demands that come up in job descriptions along with language I recommend. Avoid these) More Inclusive Words to Use Examples of Job Description Text (with Inclusive Words). There were 2 very helpful resources I used for this article: Writing ADA-Compliant Job Descriptions by Lloyd Gooselink. Writing Job Descriptions Diversity Inclusion

8 Key Stakeholders in a Job Description Rewriting Project

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“Who are the key stakeholders that need to be involved when rewriting job descriptions?” One first move they’ll have to decide is which job descriptions to rewrite first. 3) Head of Diversity. A head of Talent Acquisition asked me the other day:

What’s The Difference Between a Job Description, Job Posting and Job Ad?

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We’ve had some people ask about the difference between job descriptions, job postings and job ads. Here’s some clarity: What is a Job Description? A job description is the most common term for anything related to a job page.

10 of the Best Job Descriptions in 2019

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If you look at the best job descriptions (below) you’ll notice a pattern. Good Employer Branding — Consistent color, font and perhaps even corporate messaging (especially helpful if a candidate comes from a job board and hasn’t seen the rest of your career site yet!).

Data Scientist Job Description & Responsibilities

Jobbatical

This Data Scientist job description template is crafted to help you attract the most qualified candidates for your company. Make sure to customize it to your job opening by including requirements, benefits, and perks specific to the role and your company. The data scientist job definition is no simple beast. Your job is to find innovative ways to recognize patterns that other can’t spot. Data Scientist Job Description Template.

A List of Offensive (Exclusionary) Words Used in Job Descriptions

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There are a handful of words and phrases to watch out for in your job descriptions. It is still commonplace to see “master/slave” references in database-related jobs such as this one: Problem. Writing Job Descriptions Gender Bias Job Description Text

Ongig’s Free Job Descriptions Guide

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I’ve written a lot about job descriptions. But I figure you might want one single place to quickly find something you need on anything related to JDs, job ads, job postings et al. So please enjoy this new Free Job Descriptions Guide. Here’s the table of contents: History of the Job Ad . Why are Job Descriptions Important? Who Typically Writes Job Descriptions. EEO Statements in Job Descriptions.

Ongig’s Free Job Descriptions Guide

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I’ve written a lot about job descriptions. But I figure you might want one single place to quickly find something you need on anything related to JDs, job ads, job postings et al. So please enjoy this new Free Job Descriptions Guide. Here’s the table of contents: History of the Job Ad . Why are Job Descriptions Important? Who Typically Writes Job Descriptions. EEO Statements in Job Descriptions.

7 Examples of Unconscious Bias in Job Descriptions

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The examples of unconscious bias in job descriptions are rampant. The bad news: your job postings likely have some bias. Unconscious bias in job postings includes using text or media that excludes someone. Unconscious Bias in Job Titles.

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. Write for inclusivity and diversity.

10 Tips for Writing Effective Job Descriptions

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A few tips from my 20+ years of writing job descriptions: Put First Things First. The most important rule of the first sentence of a job description (or anything you write) is to get the candidate to read the NEXT sentence! Examples: Your opening lines of a JD should describe the main benefit(s) of the job as that’s what’s most important to the candidate. This is not to say that the content towards the end of the job description is not important.

8 of My Favorite Articles About Writing Job Descriptions

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I’ve written what I hope you find useful content on job descriptions. Here are my favorite articles on job descriptions. I list them in order of when they were published (more recent first): 8 Awesome Articles about Writing Job Descriptions. The Trouble with IT Job Descriptions. And so your job descriptions for them should be too. If a skill is trainable, perhaps leave it out of the job posting.

5 Ways to Level Up Your Job Descriptions

Rally Recruitment Marketing

This shift is maybe most noticeable in the way that company career pages, and the job descriptions that are housed on those pages, have evolved. Here are five tips and examples you can use to level up your job descriptions: 1 – Put the “what’s in it for me” front and center.

5 Easy Ways to Have More Consistent Job Descriptions

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Are your job descriptions consistent? Consistent job descriptions can also cut time-to-fill — specifically, the time it takes to get from req to candidate screenings (which can easily take 3+ weeks). Here are a few ways to have more consistent job descriptions: 1) Same Order of Sections. Candidates often look at more than one of your job opps and consistent order helps readability. The candidate will question your commitment to diversity.

How to Write a Job Description Like an Ad Copywriter

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You have to do better than a “copy-and-paste” of an old job description to write a job description that stands out and engages the best talent. Many of you still use job descriptions written by someone with little to no marketing skills.

Is Now the Time to Hire a “Chief Job Description Officer” ?

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There’s one thing that every growing employer has in common: job descriptions. And they have lots of problems/projects related to job descriptions. Talent acquisition leaders ask me/Ongig for help: adding video and pics to their job descriptions; adding recruiting widgets (LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Google Maps, etc.) Is now the time you name someone: Chief Job Description Officer. VP of Job Descriptions.

6 Ways to Avoid Age Bias in Your Job Descriptions

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Age bias in the workplace can start with your job descriptions/job postings. Here are 6 ways to avoid age bias in your job descriptions: 1. Tip: Instead of Digital Native, your job description should spell out the skills you need (familiarity with video games). If your job description mentions wanting a recent college grad or someone “young and energetic”, that could be asking for an age discrimination suit.

Are You Driving Away Qualified Candidates with Unconscious Gender Discrimination in Your Job Descriptions?

Newton Software

Gender Discrimination in Job Descriptions Job descriptions can be sexist… give me a break, right? At Newton, gender diversity […]. The post Are You Driving Away Qualified Candidates with Unconscious Gender Discrimination in Your Job Descriptions?

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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. If it’s a company specific acronym, leave it out of the job ad.

5 Stats & Tips on Gender Diversity Recruiting

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“When it comes to investing in diversity, 71% of talent professionals report that achieving gender parity at their company is a top priority.” I curated some stats and added some actionable tips to help you with your gender diversity recruiting strategy.

5 Must-Do’s for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

Linkedin Talent Blog

To do that, they met with Angie Chang, VP of Hackbright Academy, who pointed to one surprising reason: a single word they were using in their job descriptions. This was an eye-opening lesson for Buffer’s execs and they quickly started adjusting their job descriptions.

Can science help you write a better job description?

Talent Sonar

Writing a great job description is extremely important if you want to attract a broad range of quality candidates. At Talent Sonar, we set up two experiments to test whether we could significantly increase the likelihood that people of color applied for a job. Job Level.

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.

Are Your Job Descriptions Compelling Enough to Recruit College Grads?

TalentCircles

Consider that your job posting might be the first impression a person has of your company. Does yours stand out among other job postings? Treat your job description as an ad, because it is one. Give your job descriptions a personality.

Do You Have this Massive “Drop-Off” From Career Site to Job Descriptions?

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You’ve got a solid-looking company career site page like this: The “Hotel Lobby Theory” …yet your job description pages look something more like this JD below. After all, their job is make your company/brand look great. Do you have this problem?

Writing Job Descriptions: 6 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Linkedin Talent Blog

If you had to guess how long the average job seeker spends looking at your job post, you’d probably say at least a minute or two, right? seconds reviewing a job post before deciding it’s not a fit. seconds with a job that appears to match their interests and skills.

Job Distribution Strategies: Attracting Diversity

Talemetry

Diversity in the workforce is a good thing. In addition to the obvious benefits of aligning employees with multiple cultural and social experiences around your organizational mission, attracting and hiring a diverse workforce is a legal requirement for most organizations.

Let Me Tell You Why Your Job Descriptions Are Awful

Entelo

The above are to job descriptions as "excellent communication skills" are to resumes. If you want to attract relevant, qualified candidates, you need to have detailed job descriptions devoid of fluff. "A positive self starter who needs minimum oversight.".

5 Ways Technology Can Help You With Diversity Recruiting

Social Talent

A new Deloitte survey confirms diversity pays off. They found diverse and inclusive workplaces generate 30% higher revenue per employee and are twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets. Use software to create job postings that attract diverse candidates.