10 Examples of KSAs to use in Job Postings [+ a free template]

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600+ people a month search “KSA examples” on Google. So I felt compelled to share some examples and shed some light on what KSA means. In this post, you’ll find: A definition of a KSA – the acronym widely used for Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 10 KSA examples from different sectors The difference between “Knowledge, Skills, Abilities”… Read more »

6 Freelancers Who Write Great Job Descriptions [+ 3 agencies]

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To write great job ads, you can use a job description tool or hire a copywriter. Here are 6 copywriters who are top of their game at writing job descriptions: Katrina Kibben Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, is one of the industry’s pro job description writers. She and her team writes thousands of… Read more »

5 Examples of a Social Media Influencer Job Description [+ Popular Job Titles]

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If you’re searching for an influencer marketing job description or (top influencer titles), I can help. In this post, you’ll find: 1 FREE social media influencer job description template (just copy & paste!) 4 examples of other influencer-related job descriptions (managers, VPs, & more) 30 of the most-searched influencer job titles (by candidates & employers)… Read more »

5 Examples of an HR Business Partner Job Description [+ free template!]

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“HR business partner job description” is a popular Google search (900 queries per month!), I found these 5 examples to use as a guide to help you create your own. In this post, you’ll find: What is an HR Business Partner? — a quick definition HRBP vs HR Manager — are they the same? 5… Read more »

What is a Position Description? [+ templates]

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Position description and job description are often interchangeable, but they are not technically the same. So what’s the difference? In this post, I cover: What is a position description? — a simple definition. Position description vs job description — how they are different? How to create a position description — steps for writing your own…. Read more »

P&G and Others Add COVID Vaccine Requirement to Job Ads

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Brands big (and small) are adding “coronavirus vaccine required” language to their job postings. A new analysis by Indeed Hiring Labs shows “job postings per million that require vaccinations” are up 90% in August compared to July. McDonald’s lists their vaccine requirements in 2 places (at the top of the requirements section and at the… Read more »

5 Examples of a Social Media Coordinator Job Description

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“Social media coordinator job description” is so popular on Google search, I thought you might want help to write one of your own. In this post, you’ll find: a definition of a social media coordinator 5 examples of a social media coordinator job description a free JD template for social media coordinator 7 similar job… Read more »

5 Reasons NOT to use Microsoft Word for Job Descriptions

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Microsoft Word is a great tool for some things, but it might not be the best for writing job descriptions. Here are 5 reasons to stop using Word for your JDs. 1. Changing settings to scan for racial bias in Microsoft Word is a task A big part of hiring diverse candidates is connected to… Read more »

8 Common Cliches that Might Hurt your Job Ads [Canva]

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Cliches can confuse candidates. So, should you use them in your JDs? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million job ads (The Jargon of Jobs) found that 38% contain confusing jargon and business cliches. In this post we’ll review 8 of the most common, what they mean, and why you might not want to use… Read more »

The 10 HR Buzzwords that Might Hurt Your Job Ads [Canva]

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Does using HR buzzwords like “self-starter” or “team player” hurt or help your job descriptions? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million U.S. job ads revealed that 38% contain confusing HR buzzwords and business jargon. Not all business buzzwords are “bad,” but you might want to consider if the ones you use are truly valuable… Read more »

12 Synonyms for “Strong” [to Remove Gender Bias]

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If you’re using the word “strong” in your job descriptions, you might be limiting your candidate pool. Using more inclusive synonyms for “strong” can help remove masculine bias from your JDs. Why is “strong” a masculine word? “Strong” is considered a masculine word based on research from various studies, including one published in the Journal… Read more »

How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples

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If you want to know how to write a job description, we are confident our report below can help guide you. Writing job descriptions is clearly a skill talent leaders want to know about. Did you know that the #1 searched HR term on Google is: “how to write a job description” source: ahrefs.com research… Read more »

CNBC Survey: Rewriting Job Descriptions & Job Titles are Top Talent Strategies

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A recently published CNBC Technology Executive Council (TEC) survey shows companies are at risk of a talent shortage over the next year. The TEC comprises 100 top tech executives from various companies, including start-ups, enterprises, non-profits, and government organizations. In the TEC survey: “44% of respondents said that finding enough qualified employees to fill open positions… Read more »

7 Things that Will Go Extinct in Job Descriptions

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The push against systemic racism, sexism, elitism, & some new diversity and pay range regulations is causing a shift in how job descriptions are written. Because of this shift, there are 7 things in job descriptions that we predict might become extinct. Our Chief Ongigitizer, Rob Kelly, went on the record in a podcast with… Read more »

A List of 100+ Business Abbreviations & Acronyms

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As a business, your communication style affects your brand. Take business abbreviations — there are hundreds, maybe even thousands. Some obvious. Others less so. Below is a list of common 200 business abbreviations and acronyms with tips on when to abbreviate…or not. When to use business abbreviations? When using business acronyms and abbreviations, think about… Read more »