8 Tips on Making the Job Description Stand Out

JazzHR

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.

12 Examples of Poorly Written Job Descriptions

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Poorly written job descriptions share certain things in common. I’ve analyzed (by hand) many thousands of job descriptions and created this checklist of the”worst job description practices” to avoid. The job title is key.

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.

How To Hire Your Perfect Next Employee Series: How to Create a Job Description

ApplicantStack Applicant Tracking

We’ll show you how to create and manage job descriptions with ApplicantStack Recruit. How do you create a job description with ApplicantStack Recruit? Before we answer that, let’s define a job description. What is a job description?

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.

7 Controversial Stories About Job Descriptions [With Key Learnings]

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Job descriptions are in the news lately. I went back a few years to find stories related to controversial job postings. New Jersey Schools Authority Made Up Job Descriptions for People it Already Hired. Cynet’s “Preferably Caucasian” Job Posting.

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.

3 Simple Ways To Create Transparent Job Descriptions

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The best candidates crave transparency when exploring new jobs. A great place to start communicating more transparency is on your job descriptions. 3 ways to create more transparent job descriptions. Caption: LinkedIn Talent Blog.

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.

The Three Things Your Job Description is Missing

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The Three Things Your Job Description is Missing. The Three Things Your Job Description is Missing. If a prospective employee’s first touch point with a company isn’t someone who already works there, it is likely the job description on the career page or job board.

How to Make Your Job Descriptions Google and Job Board-Friendly

Hireology

Today’s job seekers have countless options at the tips of their fingers when it comes to researching and applying to new roles. Employers face added hiring challenges keeping up with ever-changing search and job board algorithms. Google Entered the Job Board Market.

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.

How to Write Job Descriptions to Attract Millennials

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How do you go about attracting millennials through your job posts? You will have to make your job posting highly readable, if you want to attract the often-distracted millennial candidates. You might begin by writing your job descriptions at the 8th grade level or lower.

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.

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

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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

Geekology

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.

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.

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.

The Current State of Writing Job Descriptions

Recruiterbox

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?

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.

Writing job descriptions for hiring millennials

Workable

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.

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

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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?

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.

5 Lessons I Learned from Cynet’s “Preferably Caucasian” Job Posting Debacle

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5000 company out of Ashburn, Virginia, had its job posting debacle last month, I decided not to write about it. In case you missed it, below is a recap of what happened with Cynet’s now infamous “preferably caucasian” job posting. When Cynet Systems, an Inc.

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?

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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

LinkedIn Reveals Some Gender-Based Application Insights

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How Gender Impacts the Job Application Process. A recent report by LinkedIn discusses the ways gender impacts the job application process. Despite applying more conservatively, women are 16% more likely than men to get hired for the jobs they apply to.

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