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 »

Google Now Shows 10 to 15 Pictures per Job Description

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If you thought recruiting against Google was already tough, it just got a bit tougher — they now include 10 to 15 pictures of their culture in most of their job descriptions. Check it out below! But don’t fret — you can add video, pictures, chat, ratings & reviews and tons of other features to your… 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 that are awesome — and the reasons why! Note: Check out our free Job Descriptions Guide — it tells you everything we know about JDs, job ads and the like! Uber If you’re… 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 »

These Taleo-Based Job Descriptions by Assurant Got My Attention

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I look at hundreds of job descriptions every week and I think the JDs by Assurant insurance (example below) are some of the better ones powered by Taleo’s applicant tracking system that I’ve seen in a while. From the HTML it looks like they used an agency (TMP) to do this with an iFrame that allows them… Read more »

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’s Billion Dollar Job Description on Twitter

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It is inspiring that Uber’s first hire was through a contrarian job description on Twitter by co-founder Travis Kalanick — with a super-fast reply from a then-stranger.. Here’s the job post from 6 years ago: A guy named Ryan Graves replied 3 minutes later (below) and got the job — Ryan is now head of Uber’s Global Operations. Uber… 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 »

CDK Stands Out With Eye-Opening “Infographic” Job Descriptions

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If you want your jobs to stand out to the best talent in the world, you need your job description to pop. One innovative new approach CDK Global is using is to include a graphic about the job within the job description — I call this an “Infographic Job Description” — let me know if you… Read more »