How to Write a Gender Neutral Job Description [3 Tips]

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Research shows removing all gender-coded words from your job descriptions boosts apply rates by 29% and decreases cost per application by 41% (source — Appcast). These findings might make you curious about how to write a gender neutral job description. In this post, I’ll dig into 3 tips for writing gender neutral JDs. But first,… Read more »

5 Steps to Build the Best Job Description Templates

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At first, job descriptions take time to build. But, once you have templates, you’ll save time editing. JD templates are much faster than always starting from scratch. Using templates also creates consistency and keeps you from missing important info. So, how do you build the best job description template for your roles? Here are 5… Read more »

5 Tips to Attract Top Talent with “Website Job Descriptions”

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Effective recruitment involves many tactics, tools, and methods. The job description is one of the most essential elements of effective talent acquisition. When structured, optimized, and written well, a “website job description” (aka a JD on your career site) drives your recruitment process forward and inspires the best talent to apply for your roles. Here… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing a Job Description Template

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Writing a job description template is a great way to ensure consistency (and get more applies). Especially if you’re working with a big team. Here are 5 tips to get you started writing your own: 1. Eliminate Biased Words Words matter, especially if you’re writing a job description template. If your JDs are full of… Read more »

Should you list Benefits in a Job Description? [+ where & which ones]

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Should you list benefits in a job description? The answer is yes. “money and insurance (which equates to money) are what drive job seekers to apply for jobs.” source: Appcast So, what are typical job benefits? Where do you put them in a JD? And, which ones get the most candidates to click “apply”? Let’s… Read more »

Generic vs. Specific Job Descriptions: Which is better?

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Generic vs. specific job description, which one is better? The quick answer is…a mix of both. There are pros and cons for each. So how do you find the perfect balance when writing your JDs? This post will dive into both sides so you can create the best blend for your roles. And, there’s a… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Salary is the #1 Lever to Attract Talent [+ keep them!]

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In an increasingly competitive job market, transparency about your salary offers helps boost your chances of attracting (and retaining) top talent.  Not sure why? Here are 6 reasons why salary is important to attract candidates:  1. Salary info attracts highly-qualified candidates  A Fairygodboss study on How 2020 Changed the Job Search Landscape shows:  “60% of… Read more »

How To Write a Software Developer Job Description [examples, templates & tips]

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“Software Developer” is one of the most sought-after professions in the tech realm. If you want to write a software developer job description, read on. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in this post: What is a software developer? [plus the different types] 1 Software developer job description example [from Charles Schwab] 1 Software developer job… Read more »

7 Tips for Creating the Perfect Remote Job Description

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If you want to hire great staff, the first step is to write effective job descriptions. When hiring for remote roles, you’ll need to tailor your remote job description to attract the best remote talent.  That means your job description for remote work positions needs to be captivating, optimized for SEO, and written with inclusive… Read more »

4 Tips for Writing a Good Job Description

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Job descriptions are powerful. And writing a good job description is key to everything, from how many applicants you’ll get to how eager they’ll be to work for you.  Companies often think the applicant does all the work to get an interview. This is partly true, but it’s also your job to create quality JDs… Read more »

5 Free Sample Job Descriptions Templates

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Job descriptions are like the welcome mats to your company. If you want to keep them consistent (and make candidates feel right at home before going through the front door) templates are a great tool. Here are 5 sample job description templates to help you get started: Sample Job Description Template — Ongig (just copy,… Read more »

5 Top Job Description Optimizer Tools

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Are your job descriptions attracting the wrong applicants, not getting enough applicants, or getting lost in Google? Chances are your JDs need improvements. There are job description optimizer tools to help automate the process. Here are 5 examples: Ongig — Text Analyzer Ongig’s Text Analyzer is a cloud-based software for optimizing job descriptions. Ongig’s software:… Read more »

Why are job descriptions important?

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Having the best employees in your organization boosts your brand and profits. And attracting these talented folks starts with well-written job descriptions.  Need to know more? Here are 5 reasons why complete (and up-to-date) JDs are important:  1. You’ll hire the right people for your company  Job descriptions are important because they list the critical competencies you… Read more »

5 Examples of Job Posting Best Practices

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Job postings are a job seeker’s first interaction with your company. They set the tone for the rest of the recruitment process. Great job postings attract top talent, and bad ones are often ignored. Here are 5 job posting best practices to help you give candidates what they want. And increase your talent pool. 1…. Read more »

5 Tools for Creating a Job Description Template

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Don’t know where (or how) to start creating a job description template? Here’s are 5 tools to help you write them with ease: Ongig  Ongig is a great tool if you need help creating a job description template for diversity, or speed and scale. You can easily create templates to keep your JDs consistent. And,… Read more »