Action Verbs for Job Descriptions [The Comprehensive List]

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

Action verbs are the most effective verbs to use in job descriptions. It’s almost always a good idea to use action verbs for job descriptions instead of helping/linking verbs. Below is a list of 169 action verbs for job descriptions (with their definitions). I’ve found these 169 to be the most useful in writing job descriptions here at Ongig. The Comprehensive List of Action Verbs for Job Descriptions.

Emphasize Exempt Duties in Your Job Descriptions for Exempt Positions

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Job descriptions are important for several reasons, including providing evidence of the exempt nature of positions classified as exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A job description should list the duties performed by the person in the position.

Writing effective job descriptions: a style guide


Given that the purpose of a job description is to attract applications it would make sense for it to be inviting. Yet, all too often this logic seems to escape the people who actually write job descriptions. What should be an exercise in storytelling has come to be dominated by a style that’s best described as “forensic”. It’s always worth remembering that it is people who apply for jobs, even if they are applying through an ATS.

What's the Real Value of a Job Description?

Recruiting Blogs

Here’s a silly little riddle: What does almost every job in the world have in common? They all have a job description attached to them. It seems counter-productive, then, that job descriptions are pretty much an afterthought within the realm of HR and talent management.

9 Assessment centre exercises & practical steps to select the right combination

AssessHub - Hiring

Assessment centres aim to reveal any candidate’s true potential to perform well in the job and they have a proven track record of finding the most suitable candidates for the job. The exact exercises used by individual employers will most likely vary across organisations.

5 Elements to a Killer Job Ad


Despite the rapidly changing climate of online job searches, the job ad remains a valuable resource to recruiters. Recruiters should have fun with this exercise of creating an announcement for opportunity, while telling a story about the company culture.

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.

Recruiting Is A Sales Job And Job Posts Are Where It All Begins

Staffing Talk

At a seminar I once attended at a recruiting conference about writing effective job posts , Eric Putkonen, a veteran recruiter, and president of Minnesota , said this: “Recruiting is a sales job, and a marketing job. Develop and lead team-building exercises.

Google For Jobs: 7 Hacks Recruiters Need To Know

Recruiting Daily

Writing job descriptions is an exercise in measuring humanity. Blog Posts Featured News Google for Jobs Hacks Recruiting Sourcing

Writing Code For A Successful Search

Staffing Talk

And it’s not just putting together a list of skill sets and a job description for a candidate. And how, say after four months on the job, are you going to measure their performance? In other words, it was an organizational management job, not a manufacturing one.

7 Best Hiring Practices for Small Business Owners in 2019

Glassdoor for Employers

While you may be eager to begin hiring, don’t share job listings or start interviewing candidates until you’re ready to act quickly, said Arlene Donovan, founder and CEO of Turning Point Coaching in Connecticut. Spend less time on the job description.

Tell Me About A Time When You Didn’t Suck at Interviewing.

Snark Attack

At its core, recruiting is more or less an exercise in making a good first impression; from the 6-8 seconds the average recruiter (if such a thing exists) spends reviewing a resume to the reported 35 seconds job seekers spend, on average, reading an online job description, making an immediate impact is imperative for both […].

Disruptive Interview Tactics to Improve Quality of Hire


Anyone who is familiar with Star Trek’s famous Kobayashi Maru training exercise will understand how simulations can help participants demonstrate their skills in a protected environment. Sure, HR knows all of the job descriptions, but have they actually performed the job?

3 disruptive tactics to overhaul your candidate experience


One reason hiring managers may want to change the way they interact with candidates is that doing so can improve how the organization is viewed within the job market, making it more desirable to qualified candidates.

How to Improve Knowledge Sharing And Increase Productivity With Edge Collaboration??

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Cross-training and cross departmental team building exercises can help break down these barriers between groups. For instance, your company directory should include title and a brief job description under each employee's name. The average large U.S.

A brand new (read easier) way to create tests on HackerEarth Recruit

Hacker Earth

A quick flashback… Last March, during our periodic exercise of interacting with our customers we came upon an interesting problem. We spoke to a bunch of recruiters who were hiring full-stack developers and below are the two job descriptions that carry the same job title.

How to Narrow Down Your Candidate Pool and Make the Right Hire


Some job seekers just blast resumes off for jobs they’re not entirely qualified for and hope for the best. The recruiting team then has to sort through them all to find the handful who have what it takes to do the job. Start with a clear job description.

Is Your Job Posting Language Affecting Your Applicant Gender Diversity?


For instance, a research article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Studies found that the language used in job postings maintains gender inequality by affecting the likelihood that certain genders apply for certain jobs.

Qualified or Likeable? How to Figure Out Who Your Candidate Is

NPA Worldwide

Before you start to recruit and further qualify candidates, create a new job description that lists only the essential skills and experience required. As Betterteam states, “A good description shouldn’t over describe.

A Successful Hiring Process for Customer Support Specialists


By now, you should have a customer support specialist job profile completed and be ready to look for someone who checks all the boxes. Job description. A quality job description attracts the right candidates. Use your job profile to outline the specifics of the role and the qualities and skills your hire needs to have. You can post your opening on job boards, share it on social media, ask for employee referrals and use other traditional sourcing channels.

Once upon a Time: How to Use Storytelling to Attract Top Talent


After all, today’s job seeker is often distracted and overwhelmed with options. In a recent series of interviews conducted by Indeed about the hiring process, one job seeker said this: “There are some companies that instantly stand out to me as places where I’d love to work.

17 Tips to Help Recruiters Stay Sane

Social Talent

Look to emphasize those traits in your job descriptions , resume filtering process and the questions you prepare for interviews. Write and post a job description? Use job boards smarter. Consider limiting your use of large job boards.

How to Interview a Rock Star Recruiter

Contract Recruiter

We administer a resume review test that involves analyzing a group of supplied resumes against job descriptions. For instance, a resume may have considerable job gaps; or have a college graduation date of 1915, or have job titles or descriptions that don’t fit the job description, etc.

The Recruiting and Hiring Funnel: How to Get Each Step Right


According to Glassdoor, 76 percent of job seekers look for information on what makes a company an attractive place to work. So it isn’t enough to post job openings and expect great candidates to apply. The modern job seeker wants more from their employer than fair compensation.

5 Creative Ways to Tell Your Employer Brand Story


It’s an exercise in alternative methods of reaching top candidates. Think about the way modern job seekers search for opportunities. They browse search engines, social media and career sites to find jobs. Top performers have many job options. Podcasts.

LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting Shares His Tips for Setting Realistic Hiring Timelines

Linkedin Talent Blog

I’m going to share with you a little exercise I do from time to time,” Brendan says, “in this very scenario when hiring managers are feeling frustrated, escalating, or whatever it may be, making my life unpleasant.”. He assigns a week to the job req and two weeks to the job description.

How to Find Steady Candidates with ATS Recruitment Software


Numerous reports have shown that people are voluntarily quitting their jobs more than ever in the U.S. of employed American workers had voluntarily quit their jobs by the end of July 2018—this is the highest the voluntary quit rate has been since April 2001. Exercise Your People Skills.

5 Mistakes Recruiters Make (And How to Avoid Them)


Mistake 1: Using bad job descriptions. How to avoid: Don’t rely 100% on the job description provided by the client. They are knowledgeable about their industry, not recruitment – that’s your job! What jobs didn’t you fill, what could you do differently next time?

Almost Royal: How Not to Conduct an Interview

Recruiting Daily Advisor

While several applicants attempted these ridiculous exercises (and one even claimed to actually be Jesus), one flatly refused and openly remarked about how offensive their questions were.

7 Copywriting Lessons From the World’s Top Employer Brands

Rally Recruitment Marketing

In Recruitment Marketing, many of us create candidate personas as an exercise to get to know our audiences better. Have you ever come across a job description that addressed you (the reader) as “the successful candidate,” or worse yet, “the successful incumbent”?

Best practice… what does that really mean?


Understandably, this means that margins can be squeezed and even Terms of Business adjusted to fit the requirements… less understandable is that jobs are now considered, that if taken on during the good times, would have been automatically excluded. As an exercise, go through the jobs that you haven’t filled over the last 6 months and see if any of the above issues have been a factor. Jobs and candidates.

The Importance of Networking for Small Business Leaders


You may even want to stress from the get-go how vital you consider networking by including it in the job description for each and every employee. Looking for an inexpensive, efficient way to increase awareness of your small business? Upping networking efforts could be the answer.

Why the interview is the most important aspect of hiring


Of course, companies need to understand why are there candidates looking for a new job but more importantly you need to ask why is your company hiring? Pass or fail the evaluation of the candidate and the question they have is point of the exercise.

5 Creative Ways to Tell Your Employer Brand Story


It’s an exercise in alternative methods of reaching top candidates. Think about the way modern job seekers search for opportunities. They browse search engines, social media and career sites to find jobs. Top performers have many job options. Podcasts.

Emotional Intelligence: The Most Overlooked Candidate Skill


Everyone turns up the positivity during interviews and the first few months on the job. Exercises like these ensures a new hire gels with their team, above all else. Include it in your job descriptions – Define the personality traits you need your new hire to have.

HR, Take Some Risks and Just Say “What the *”

Fistful of Talent

I look for unique qualities, that aren’t in the job description. The growth and victory come from going through the exercise, not the result. My favorite movie line of all time and something every HR practitioner needs to do, “ Sometimes you need to just say ‘what the *’ and take some risks. ” The quote comes from the movie Risky Business. Joel, the character played by Tom Cruise, is much like a teenage version of an HR pansy.

Press Release: Club Pilates Refines Hiring Strategy to Accommodate Growth


Applicants for instructor positions must meet strict criteria, including a comprehensive 400-500 hour Pilates certification and an intense passion for improving lives through controlled exercise.