Great Job Descriptions Matter

Fistful of Talent

While recruiting has both a marketing and sales component, the backbone of hiring is the job description—a compensation, compliance, and technical tool meant to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the role. Great job descriptions matter, and they start in HR.

Job Descriptions Are the New Landing Page.

Fistful of Talent

I’m talking about job descriptions. Most job ads are still dry, boring, and lack any semblance of life or soul. Bottom-line: the way most of us do job descriptions today has gotta go. Instead, treat job descriptions like your new landing page.

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

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

Recruit Like A Marketer: A/B Test Your Job Descriptions

Fistful of Talent

You’re a recruiter and a new job hits your desk. Only, you have a very involved and opinionated hiring manager who thinks they have drafted the Pulitzer for job descriptions. In our scenario: Variation A “The Control” – Your hiring manager’s job description.

3 Essential Steps For Making Your Job Descriptions POP!

Social Talent

There was one item of the recruiter’s toolkit that seemed to be constantly underused and not fully optimised… The humble yet mighty job description. Lars has pinpointed three things to help you revolutionise the way you write your job descriptions POP!

Recruiter like Marketer: A/B Test Your Job Descriptions

Glassdoor for Employers

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. You’re a recruiter and a new job hits your desk.

7 Controversial Stories About Job Descriptions [With Key Learnings]

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

5 Tips on Writing Great Job Descriptions

Glassdoor for Employers

Today’s job seekers have a lot of choice for jobs. If your organization has open positions, your job descriptions (and job titles) need to be on point, easy to digest and sell not only your open positions but your organization and employer brand, too. That can be a tall order for equally busy hiring managers, who may default to simple cookie-cutter job descriptions that, unfortunately, undersell what makes their company and positions unique.

Making Job Descriptions Part of Your Recruitment Marketing Plan

Rally Recruitment Marketing

When you think of Recruitment Marketing, a variety of tactics might come to mind: Posting engaging content on social media, sending company information and job alerts via email, using automation tools like chatbots and text recruiting to better engage with candidates, and a whole lot more.

How to Write an Enticing Job Description

Breezy HR

I’m begging you: if you want to write an ah-mazing job description, stay far, far away from the Google search bar. I wouldn’t suggest attempting to trigger the most basic needs in your job descriptions (“Ready for a job that will provide your food and water?

Social Media Coordinator Job Description

Recruiterly Blog

Social Media Coordinators are responsible for conducting research to create informative and appealing social media campaigns that attract the target Read More. The post Social Media Coordinator Job Description appeared first on Recruiterly.com - A Recruitment Revolution.

The Death of the Common Job Description

Glassdoor for Employers

The way people consume content has changed dramatically and it’s not stopping with job descriptions. The hot talent you’ve been hunting for isn’t going to read a boring, long job description and actually decide to apply. If people are actually clicking on your jobs, that’s awesome. Here are a few ways to tweak your job descriptions, put your creative thinking cap on and update your job descriptions: Think like a search engine.

A Complete List of Employer Branding Strategies for Job Descriptions

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

How to Write Good Job Descriptions that Attract Great Candidates

Recruiterbox

There can be any number of reasons–maybe the opening isn’t on certain job boards and should be; maybe it’s a hot job in an ultra-competitive market (say, iOS developer in San Francisco). But sometimes it comes down to the job description. This is not the job of one person.

Are Your Job Descriptions Search Engine-Friendly?

NPA Worldwide

There are a lot of things to consider when writing job descriptions. They need to be interesting and compelling, something that will attract the right candidates AND get them to click the ad/apply to the job. Let’s say I’m interested in digital marketing jobs.

Say Hello to Enhanced Job Descriptions

ViziRecruiter

It’s safe to say that we live and operate in a heavily visual, social media-driven era. This begs the ultimate hiring question: why are job descriptions still text-based and boring? Enhanced Job Descriptions Attract High-Quality Candidates.

Great Candidates Read Job Descriptions

The Hiring Site

A San Diego-based technology company posted a job description on the internet, and it set the social media networks on fire. I wondered—Do great candidates even read job descriptions? GREAT CANDIDATES READ JOB DESCRIPTIONS.

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.

Marketing Director Job Description & Responsibilities

Jobbatical

This Marketing Director job description template is crafted to help you attract the most qualified candidates for your company. Make sure to customize it to your job opening by including requirements, benefits, and perks specific to the role and your company. The Marketing Director will also need to steer the marketing team’s daily activities and the company’s social media efforts. Marketing Director Job Description Template.

3 Common Formatting Mistakes to Avoid On Your Job Descriptions

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

Formatting is a top priority in job description writing because formatting affects readability which impacts the candidate experience. Here are 3 common job description formatting mistakes: 1. Job Description Text Format. Use of media/visuals.

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.

Product Designer Job Description & Responsibilities

Jobbatical

This Product Designer job description template is crafted to help you attract the most qualified candidates for your company. Make sure to customize it to your job opening by including requirements, benefits, and perks specific to the role and your company. Product Designer Job Description Template. Design and prototype elegant and highly useful flows and experiences across multiple media. Looking for more job description templates?

10 of the Best Job Descriptions in 2019

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

If you look at the best job descriptions (below) you’ll notice a pattern. Good Employer Branding — Consistent color, font and perhaps even corporate messaging (especially helpful if a candidate comes from a job board and hasn’t seen the rest of your career site yet!).

Is there bias in job descriptions? Google believes there is!

Talent Sonar

They will either attract or detract women to a job through job descriptions. Thinknum Media recently activated a “gender decoder” and used it to analyze job descriptions. These job descriptions were posted from Google’s various companies.

What’s The Difference Between a Job Description, Job Posting and Job Ad?

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

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. But it is important to note that YouTube has a higher bar than other social media platforms.

7 Examples of Unconscious Bias in Job Descriptions

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

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.

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.

Your Job Descriptions Stink: Here’s How to Fix Them

Undercover Recruiter

There are a variety of ways to capture a job seeker’s attention today. From mobile marketing to rich media ads to video and social media, there’s no shortage of innovative ways to reach your target audience. But, you still need an enticing job description.

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.

Employer Branding Job Description Examples

NextWave Hire

We’ve seen employer branding jobs posted on a weekly basis now, whereas even a year ago the frequency just wasn’t as high. Given this function is so new, we thought we’d share a few thoughts on how to write a proper job description. It can mean anything from posting on social media, to managing 7 figure ad budgets. Be explicit about what they need now, and what is ok to learn on the job.

Writing a Job Description That Attracts Candidates

TalentLyft

Before posting a job on job boards, social media, career site or any other platform, identifying desired skills and responsibilities is necessary. Writing a good job description is the very first step in finding, attracting and hiring the right candidate.

Hiring Millennials? Start With The Right Job Description

ConveyIQ

The rise of the digital age places new emphasis on not only what you say to job seekers, but how and where you say it too. Job descriptions are now more than just a list of required skill sets and a boilerplate about your company — they’re a first impression.

Announcing An Uncubed Beta! Video Job Descriptions

Uncubed

Earlier this year, my cofounder and Uncubed CEO Chris Johnson made the bold proclamation that the online job listing was dead. So how can you convey all of those things in a static job listing? And yet, the static job listing languishes on, even on our own site.