Writing An Effective Job Ad With A Talent Acquisition Pro

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I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Scott Birkhead recently. In addition to his role as Director Talent Acquisition at Korn/Ferry Futurestep, he has run his own career coaching business, is an enthusiastic student of direct marketing gurus like Perry Marshall and Dan Kennedy and is a job ad guru. We got to talking about how… Read more »

7 Steps to Writing the Best Job Descriptions

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Writing job descriptions may be the single most important thing you do to attract quality talent. I recommend you use the 7 steps/sections below when writing your job descriptions. I’ve also included 20 examples of how leading employers create their job descriptions. Why Job Descriptions Matter So Much As Talent Board reported, 77% of candidates say that job description… Read more »

Uber Job Description Reveals Largest Talent Rollout Ever

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A recent look at a job description for Uber (Counsel, Regulatory LATAM in Mexico City) happened to mention a new milestone: that Uber is now in 350+ cities. A closer look at data from all of Uber’s open job descriptions (there are more than 1,300 these days), courtesy of the Silk data visualization tool, reveals that Uber is likely the largest… Read more »

Make Your Job Descriptions More Sticky by Adding Glassdoor Content

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The majority (77.3%) of candidates say the job description is the most useful employment content in their decision process, according to The Talent Board, but half of candidates also search for information about you elsewhere — and these days Glassdoor is their Web site of choice. So why not combine your job descriptions with Glassdoor content for… Read more »

The Makings of a Modern Job Description

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For all of the energy and resources being poured into Employer Branding, one major pain point still remains: job descriptions. Job descriptions are easy to pick on, and for good reason. Most of them are text-riddled, mis-formatted, non-mobile friendly web pages that you wouldn’t send to your best friend. It’s not like most companies don’t… Read more »

Autodesk Puts Video Interview of Hiring Manager in Job Description

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Nice work, Autodesk, for putting their hiring manager in a video on their job description for Director of AutoCAD Verticals Product Line. The hiring manager is VP of AutoCad Products at Autodesk Amy Bunszel (an 11 year Autodesk veteran) and she answers questions from Andrew Levy, Autodesk’s Social Media & Talent Brand Manager. Ongig shares Autodesk’s… Read more »

Are Your Job Descriptions Ready For The Job Aggregator Boom?

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Job aggregation is a rapidly growing business, and it’s only going to accelerate. Glassdoor, Indeed, and Simply Hired have been at the forefront of aggregating jobs for several years. In fact, Indeed recently announced that they’ve surpassed the 140 million unique visitors mark per month. This is a 40% increase over their traffic from one… Read more »

Taleo’s New First Impression

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Your company has spent thousands of dollars building an awesome careers site. The result being a beautiful front page featuring videos, pictures, social streams, and employee testimonials. The catch is that this is not the first impression for the majority of your candidates. Over 50% of candidates will come to your careers site from job… Read more »

Which Technologies Are Candidates Using And When

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The buzz in recruiting over the last few years has been centered on mobile. Certainly it’s true that mobile is on the rise, and businesses should be preparing for that. However, Talent Leaders still want to keep track of every method a candidate may use to view their job descriptions online. Talent Leaders can use this… Read more »

How One Recruiter is Crushing Another on Craigslist

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Visual Job Ads Craigslist |ONgig

Good to see Craigslist finally emphasizing visual job descriptions. Why should you care? Don’t you think Rocket Lawyer below is crushing Switchfly and Intrax in terms of click-throughs on their Senior Web Developer ad on Craigslist below (location aside)?   “Contrast” = Good “CRAP” I do. The reason is that it leverages “contrast”, one of… Read more »

How Ongig Found Its “Unicorn” Designer for Free…Well Almost!

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Ongig UX Unicorn Designer Job Posting Craigslist versus Behance.net job boards

Jason, Kevin and I are very psyched, and relieved, to have finished our “Unicorn Designer” search (welcome aboard, Max as employee #4!). This Unicorn search didn’t start off easy: our first real screened candidate walked out out of our offices in the middle of our Topgrading interview — I had never seen that before. And… Read more »