8 Tips on Making the Job Description Stand Out


Nowadays, the majority of job descriptions look the same. They have the same structure and use the same phrases as if HR professionals had read the same manual, “How to write a job description.” Create a job description with the AIDA model.

What do Job Seekers Actually See in a Job Description?

Brazen Recruiting

million job posts competing with yours for job seekers’ attention. million job postings this past November, the highest total since counting began in 2005. With so many job postings online, you need to send a clear message to attract quality candidates.

5 Steps to Better Job Description Click-Through Rates

ExactHire Recruiting

In most organizations, marketers don’t own the task of writing job descriptions for new opportunities available within their organization. Here are five ways to garner better job description click through rates for your company’s opportunities.

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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

a job applicant. Job seekers are left feeling like the. person for the job. learning to scrub prior job descriptions and high- performing employee profiles to uncover the most. In theory, applying for a job should be simple. But in reality, the job.

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.

3 Examples of “Mini Career Site” Job Descriptions

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Audra Knight recently recommended you treat your job description like a “mini career site “ For many employers, more candidates will land on your job pages before they see your front door career page, because they are coming from sources like job boards or LinkedIn.

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.

Video Job Descriptions: Understanding Which Platforms Are the Best for Recruiting

Recruiting Daily Advisor

If you’re jumping onto the video job description bandwagon, you may be wondering which platforms (other than your company career page) are best for showcasing these videos. If you’re just getting started with video job descriptions, you can try using Instagram’s “stories” feature.

How to Write a Job Description Which Attracts High-quality Applicants


For most of the candidates applying to your job opening, your job ad will be the first point of contact they have with your company. Needless to say, you should put maximum effort in making your job ads and job descriptions stand out. Job benefits.

What Software Developers Really Think About Your Job Descriptions – Software Development Manager


In this series, I invite a qualified engineer/developer with matching or related technical background to review a real job description. You will also see how this person would approach job search if he were to enter the job market today. Please rate this job description.

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.

Content Marketing and Job Descriptions: A Recruiter’s Guide to A/B Testing

Recruiting Daily

During our presentation (hat tip Matt on the heavy-lifting) we introduced the 4-Step Marketing Process and shared some ways you as a recruiter can roll up your sleeves, including A/B testing your job descriptions. Job Descriptions: The Recruiting Content That Counts.

The Current State of Writing Job Descriptions


There are so many templates and blog posts about how to write the perfect job description to attract the right candidates who will flow with the company culture and solve current company challenges. Is it hopeless to write a good job description if you simply don’t have the know-how?

Writing job descriptions for hiring millennials


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. Job Titles: Clear and Optimized.

7 Tips on How to Write the Most “Readable” Job Descriptions

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You’ve heard me talk about “readability” in job descriptions recently. I now think of readability as one of the 3 main levers for writing a more effective job description (the other 2 are gender-neutrality and positive sentiment). The more readable your job descriptions, the higher the apply rates (we’ve measured this with machine learning). It explains more on why readability of job descriptions is so important.

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.

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?

LinkedIn Updates EVERY Recruiter Needs to Know (Part One)

Social Talent

Yes, today we’re taking a look back over the first half of the year and giving you all the information you really need to know about some of LinkedIn’s most important product and feature updates of 2016. “Next Generation” LinkedIn Recruiter. Total job openings.

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.

Are Your Job Descriptions Attracting Mediocre Candidates?

Linkedin Talent Blog

Is the quality of people applying to your jobs better or worse than those not applying? His major theme is that no one is average and individual performance depends largely on the context of the job and the leadership skills of the hiring manager. Add taglines to your job titles.

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?” With a job posting that says simply “Java Programmer?”

5 Easy Steps to Writing Winning Job Descriptions

Breezy HR

Nothing can seem more tedious than writing a job description when you’re already stretched thin and in need of extra hands. Here’s one easy way to write job descriptions that will attract not only top talent but the right talent for your company. Where to Start While there are many ways to structure a job post , I’ve found that answering the following five questions makes covering all the details a breeze. How do I turn my answers into job descriptions?

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

Linkedin Talent Blog

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

Job Description Formula: A Tried-and-True Way to Attract Top Talent


Job seekers have multiple opportunities to learn what it’s like to work for your company. For many job seekers, the job post is the catalyst for further research. How to Craft the Perfect Job Description. Written job descriptions define a role, communicate responsibilities to applicants and are the determining factor in whether or not a job seeker will pursue the position. Alternatives to Traditional Job Descriptions.

Try This 5-10-minute Experiment if You Are a Real Recruiting Human Being


Branding Job Descriptions LinkedIn FeaturedA great analogy for candidates (both active and passive) these days is a tourist wandering into a foreign food and goods marketplace.

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. 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.

2018’S Most Recruited Roles According To LinkedIn

Social Talent

By analysing the users who received the most in-mails from recruiters, LinkedIn has identified the most sought-after candidates and roles in 2018. The full report is an extensive analysis of LinkedIn’s data which breaks down the most recruited jobs by both industry and function.

LinkedIn Updates EVERY Recruiter Needs to Know (Part Three)

Social Talent

Our final instalment of our LinkedIn updates series focuses primarily on those updates made to the site’s products and features in the wake of Talent Connect 2016 – where LinkedIn announce some of their most innovative ideas and plans. Relevant jobs. LinkedIn Salary.

New LinkedIn Job Posting Experience Helps You Craft Better Job Descriptions

Linkedin Talent Blog

When you’re strapped for time and looking for top talent, a great job description can do the hiring for you. But even taking the first step to write your job description is time consuming and overwhelming, especially if you don’t know the skills and qualifications for the role. .

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. After all, according to LinkedIn's Global Recruiting Trends 2017 report, 56% of recruiting leaders say that their hiring volume will increase in 2017. Job Descriptions

News | LinkedIn Reveals the 2019 Gender Diversity Insights Report

Social Talent

LinkedIn have produced another fascinating report based on the troves of data they collect from both job seekers and recruiters. Women are more likely to get hired if they apply for a job. Women, on average, also tend to be more selective about the jobs they apply to than men.

The One Change You Should Make to Your Job Descriptions to Make Them Much More Compelling

Linkedin Talent Blog

All you need is the ability to use LinkedIn’s powerful filtering system, a bit of basic Boolean and some knowledge of what the best people do differently than the rest. Recruiting is not waiting for someone to apply to your job or answer your email saying he/she is ready to move.

5 Dos and Don’ts for Writing an Outstanding Job Description

Linkedin Talent Blog

You have a job to fill. And, now you have to write a job description (which you probably don’t want to do). Truth is, an average job description will likely entice an average pool of candidates to apply. Three things you should do when writing a job description: 1.

How to Use LinkedIn for Very Small Business Recruiting


If you’re a small business, LinkedIn is one of the best tools you can have in your recruiting arsenal. Unlike Twitter or Facebook, LinkedIn is purely about business. Here’s what you need to know about using LinkedIn to power recruiting at your small business.

5 Stats & Tips on Gender Diversity Recruiting

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” – LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends Report. “Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.” Tip: When writing qualifications on your job descriptions make sure your list isn’t too long.


Recruiting Blogs

What’s the secret to a great job description? When looking for the right person, a good job description is the first step you should take. The bad news for job seekers is that the majority of job descriptions are long, rigid and boring. The good news for you is that the majority of job descriptions are long, rigid and boring. The secret to a good job description is clarity. Simplicity is key – job title and summary.