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”

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Although many factors go into this, it starts with the candidate experience of your online job applications. Want to break this trend and drive more candidates to apply to your jobs? job seekers will have with your brand. If you were searching for a job. or “Jobs.”

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.

3 Examples of “Mini Career Site” Job Descriptions

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

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

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

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

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?”

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.


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.

How to source software developers from LinkedIn


LinkedIn is the go-to place for sourcing software developers for majority of recruiters , so it’s a very crowded and competitive space. In this post, we explain how to source software developers from LinkedIn. LinkedIn search filtering. Google X-ray searching LinkedIn.

Get Your Linkedin Together, People.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Job boards are still going strong but it’s safe to say that Linkedin has risen to the top for job seekers and employers as a medium to connect. Linkedin is not only a job hub, but a social network. Step back and think about your job and what you are actually doing.

5 Things Jobseekers NEED to Know About LinkedIn

Stacy Zapar

Okay, you’ve created your LinkedIn profile, updated all of your past experience and education, so you’re all set to go, right? If you don’t actually DO something with your LinkedIn account and make the most of it, then you’re missing out. What job titles are they using?

Boost Your Hiring Process With Video Like This Phenomenal People Officer

Spark Hire

Brad Goldoor, Co-Founder and Chief People Officer at Phenom People, discusses how today’s most progressive companies are using video to attract, nurture, and convert qualified job candidates. 13:32 Phenom People’s unique way of sending job offers. Deloitte’s Careers Page (for more video job description examples). “Job Interview at Heineken” Brad’s LinkedIn. Phenom People’s Linkedin.

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5 Things NOT to Put in Your Job Ad

Social Talent

The power is now back in the candidate’s hands and they can now be more selective during the job-seeking process. The starts with trying to perfect the first step in the recruiter-candidate engagement which are your online job ads. Vague Job Title.

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7 Things You Absolutely NEED To Do Before You Start a LinkedIn Search

Social Talent

Today, we’re listing the 7 things that you absolutely NEED to do before you start a LinkedIn search. ’, ‘What requirements are listed in the job description, but aren’t necessarily deal-breakers?’ 2: Study the Job Spec.

The Top 10 Things Recruiters Must Have with Them

Glassdoor for Employers

At minimum, do a quick preview via a search on LinkedIn and Twitter. Job descriptions. Always have open jobs’ details and descriptions with you. The following article originally appeared on Bond. I love hitting the road in my RV.

Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em: Linkedin Acquires Connectifier

Proactive Talent

Much to the shock and disappointment of the recruiting and sourcing world, Linkedin has just announced today they have bought one of their competitors in the sourcing product category, Connectifier. The smart AI technology that matched candidate resume information to job descriptions?