How to Write the Ultimate Job Description

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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


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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

8 Ways to Create “Dynamic Job Descriptions”

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Most job descriptions are text-only and static. So, how do you make a job description dynamic? The branding items to include on your job descriptions include your: Header and footer (I’d estimate only about 1/2 of Fortune 1000 employers do this.

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:

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.

5 Ways to Level Up Your Job Descriptions

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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


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 Must-Do’s for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

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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?

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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)

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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?


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

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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.

5 Ways Technology Can Help You With Diversity Recruiting

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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.

Job Distribution Strategies: Attracting Diversity


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.

Diversity Job Fairs: Will You Hire Anyone?


An organization that hires to fill a spot or two to meet its diversity needs or an organization whose overall culture is built to foster diversity and inclusion? Most would want to choose the latter because these organizations will not only value an employee’s diversity but also provide infrastructure and opportunity to translate employees’ diversity into creativity and innovation. How are diversity job fairs different from traditional job fairs?

Let Me Tell You Why Your Job Descriptions Are Awful


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.".

My Diversity Recruiting Webinar “Sneak Peek”

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I’m a white man — so what do I know about diversity? My super-niche Ongig business has one focus: job descriptions. And Ongig has built diversity tools to make your jobs gender-neutral, higher in positive sentiment and more readable.

Making This One Change to How I Wrote Job Descriptions Made Me a Better Recruiter

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So, when I started as a recruiter and began recruiting for these roles, I had no need for job descriptions since I knew what the jobs I was filling were pretty much all about. It took me about a year to figure out a solution to my lack of job knowledge. Job Descriptions

Facing a Shortage of Candidates? Discover and Use the Right ‘Attraction Factors’


Advertising & Marketing Diversity Job Descriptions Job Postings Passive Candidates FeaturedThey call it talent attraction for a reason. Because, obviously, the primary role of the function is to literally “attract” the very best candidates.

How Diversity Statements Reflect Your Company Culture


Canada is regularly heralded as a country that celebrates diversity. Presenting your company as one that embraces diversity and encourages job applicants from a variety of backgrounds is a huge part of making your company culture unique and admirable.

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

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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. Account manager job description.

10 Examples of Awesome Diversity Statements

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How good is your diversity statement? I asked my team to send me some of the best diversity statement samples they could find. Note: Sign up for the Diversity Recruiting: Why Words Matter Webinar on Aug. 2 at 1PM EST. What to look for in Diversity Statements. Diversity.

Mix ‘n’ Match: Good for Pizza, Bad for Job Descriptions

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But it doesn’t work so well when creating a job description. And yet, you’d swear that companies are doing just that: picking and choosing generic descriptors that they’ve seen on a thousand other job ads, and mashing it all together until it sounds okay. Job Description Quiz.

Recruiting Diverse Candidates:


She explained that PowerToFly networks underrepresented talent, especially women, into companies that are building diverse and inclusive environments. Director, Tech Diversity at Audible Lyndsi McNaughton , Sr. 9) Make job descriptions as inclusive as possible.

Why I Write my Job Postings at the 8th Grade Reading Level (or Lower!)

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The goal of a job posting is simple. To do that, I recommend you write your job postings at around an 8th grade or lower readability level. Job Postings are Written at an 11.2 Then, I analyzed more than 3,500 job descriptions from 11 public and private companies.

Achieving Diversity and Culture Fit Possible Through Expert Recruiting

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Most employers are eager to tout the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and they also want to create a workplace where people are comfortable with the organization’s values and feel like they fit in with their coworkers. Highlighting Diversity.

Bring Accountability to Diversity & Inclusion Programs with Diversity Analytics


Research shows that a diverse workforce results in improved creativity and better outcomes. Companies that rank highly for ethnic and cultural diversity are one-third more likely to have high profitability. One study found that the most diverse organizations scale to 15 times the sales revenue of companies with the least diversity. So diversity matters. Track the pipeline of diverse candidates through the stages of your hiring workflow.