Awesome Interview with “Employment Brand Boundary Breaker”

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Wow, I just listened to this podcast interview of the self-proclaimed “Employment Brand Boundary Breaker” Audra Knight (her real title is Recruitment Operations Manager for Tenable Network Security). And a shout-out to TA/Innovation consultant Matt Alder of the Recruiting Future Podcast who interviewed her — I enjoyed your interview style and am now checking out your other… Read more »

Do You Have this Massive “Drop-Off” From Career Site to Job Descriptions?

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Do you have this problem? You’ve got a solid-looking company career site page like this: The “Hotel Lobby Theory” …yet your job description pages look something more like this JD below. My friend Eric Osterman (Recruitment Marketing Manager at CenturyLink calls it the “Hotel Lobby Theory” — the lobby needs to look pretty but if… Read more »

3 Tips from U.S. Acute Care’s Branded Job Descriptions

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You can see 3 nice job description features below from new hospital organization U.S. Acute Solutions: 1. A picture of every office (hospital) This is an easy feature that every hospital group should consider since candidates want to picture where they work (and most hospitals have a quality picture of their location). The same applies… Read more »

Engaging “Overlays” For iCIMS ATS Job Pages [2020 Update]

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iCIMS is a top 10 applicant tracking system in market share for employers. If you are an iCIMS ATS client (like Microsoft, General Mills, Foot Locker) you’ll need to customize your iCIMS career/job pages to really make them awesome. So let’s talk about iCIMS job page overlays.   What is Job Page/CSS Overlay for iCIMS? A… Read more »

Great “Overlays” For Kenexa-Brassring ATS Job Pages [2020 Update]

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If you’re a Kenexa-Brassring ATS client, you are likely frustrated with how your default job pages look “out of the box” without any customization. And that’s a clear obstacle to you having effective employer branding/candidate experience. You might want to check out job page overlays.   What is a Kenexa-Brassring ATS job page overlay? A job page overlay… Read more »

San Francisco Biotech Couple Posts This Nutty Job Ad for a Personal Assistant

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If you ever thought that your job descriptions were too picky, just read on. A biotech couple in San Francisco posted a rather unusual ad on Craigslist last week. I pasted the full ad below with bold highlights for parts that stood out or made me chuckle. I also included a few “RK Notes” with my own commentary…. Read more »

Big Employers Using Maps on Their Job Descriptions

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Job descriptions are evolving and turning into a one-stop shop for candidates; giving them as much information as possible to make the decision to apply or not. A key aspect of any job description/opening is location. We’re not talking about listing the city and state in the job req title, but actually providing a map… Read more »

10 Ideas to Spice Up Boring Job Descriptions

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Your job descriptions don’t have to be boring, text-based pages that reek of the days of dial-up phones and fax machines. Here are a handful of easy ways to spruce up your job descriptions to attract the very best talent. Note: Check out our free Job Descriptions Guide — it tells you everything we know… Read more »

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. Some… 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 »

10 Easy Tips to Help Boring Job Descriptions Stand Out

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Marketing 101 is that you need to get a prospect’s attention. However, most job descriptions look the same. Here are 10 ideas for you to consider adding to your job pages that will help you stand out. If you want to see a live demo of any of these, you can request a demo with… 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 »