10 Examples of the Best Job Ads in 2017

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Here are 10 examples of job ads worth looking at, whether you are revamping your own or just looking for creative job ad ideas. Last year Ongig published 10 Awesome Job Descriptions and we are already seeing many companies (big and small) making vast improvements to their job ads which show you just how fast they are evolving…. Read more »

Taleo ATS Clients: You Can Still Have Great Looking Job Descriptions!

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Digital candidate experience, employer branding, and talent attraction are becoming key initiatives in recruiting and talent acquisition. Yet many applicant tracking systems (like Taleo) are falling short in these areas. We’ll break down a generic/default Taleo job description and then show you a couple of employers (Taleo clients) who use a recruitment marketing platform to… Read more »

5 Most Common Reasons Your Job Descriptions Fail on Mobile (w/ fixes!)

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Many of you have job descriptions that fail the critical Google mobile test, negatively effecting your mobile recruiting strategy. We recently touched on this: Do Your Job Descriptions Pass the Google Mobile-Friendly Test? . The reason that you should care is that if you don’t fix these errors, Google will send more candidate traffic to your competitors… Read more »

Why Citizens Bank’s Branded Job Description is More Effective than 90% of JDs

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If you want some inspiration for your job pages, check out Citizens Bank. I’ve included some notes on why their branded job descriptions are better than 90% of employer job pages. Here’s the above-the-fold look at their job description. Highlights include: An in-depth header (and footer) A picture of a human A sub-headline that uses… Read more »

How to Write a Job Description (as Told by a Microsoft/Lockheed Veteran Sourcer)

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Tens of thousands of recruiting/HR pros per month do a Google search on one of these terms related to “How to Write a Job Description ?”  Google Search Term # of Monthly Searches  job description template 7,920  how to write a job description 1,920  job descriptions samples 1,056  how to write job description 849  writing job descriptions 246… Read more »

How To Eliminate A Negative Candidate Experience On Your Job Descriptions

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Softwareadvice.com ran a survey of around 300 job seekers to figure out the top pain points of the online job application process. There was a section about job descriptions and what candidates felt were most negative about them:   Here’s how you can alleviate these pain points: Problem: Job Description lacks detail. Detail is key… Read more »

Hilton Makes 3 Clever Moves In Their Job Descriptions

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Hilton does 3 very smart things on its job descriptions to help build pipeline and increase quality of hire: Personalized Map — They provide a map on every job description showing the location of the hotel. You should also notice that your candidates picture can appear in the upper-right hand of the map thumbnail —… Read more »

Why Aren’t All Retailers Showing Pictures in Their Job Descriptions?

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If your business includes retail locations (hotel, restaurant, store, etc.) then you should include pictures of your locations on your job descriptions. Giving an inside look at your specific location/store promoted on the job description helps increase your apply rate from quality hires. I’m not talking about just default pictures of a random location, but the actual location… Read more »

Deloitte’s New Job Descriptions are Content Rich

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If you treat your job description pages (which are ads!) more like editorial content, they will convert better (I didn’t say that — famous ad man David Ogilivy did!). Deloitte recently launched new job descriptions (below) are a great example. Notice all the content they link to in the right-hand rail of the job description page: A day in the… Read more »

DHL Express Nails the “Branded Job Description”

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Your job description should always match your brand, a concept I call a “branded job description”. Why is a branded job description so important? The candidate needs to feel your employer brand at the job description level in the same way a consumer feels the brand if they are buying a product or service on your… Read more »

10 Examples of Awesome Job Descriptions (and Why!)

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Wow, are you are seeing how fast job descriptions are changing these days? Fasten your seat belts as we look at 10 job descriptions that are awesome — and the reasons why! Editor’s Update — You might also enjoy 10 Examples of the Best Job Ads in 2017 Uber If you’re interested in how cutting edge… Read more »

Sutherland’s Evergreen Jobs Landing Page

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If you’ve got any evergreen jobs (a job in which the position is always open), you might consider creating a special landing page for just that job. For example, Sutherland Global constantly requires a regular flow of hires for 2 positions (customer support and sales people) in their call center in Rochester, NY (a tough market where unemployment is low) so… Read more »