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 (source: ahrefs.com): “how to write a job description” The… 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 »

10 Examples of Verbiage to Add to your Job Postings [Re: COVID-19]

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The coronavirus has changed how businesses operate, including recruiting new employees. More companies are mentioning COVID-19 in job descriptions in different ways. Main Message Communicated Safety (social distancing in physical offices, equipment (masks, gloves, sanitizers, etc.) Flexibility (flex schedules, work from home/remote, training to work from home) Direction (a date through which COVID work rules… Read more »

10 Effective Taleo ATS Job Page “Overlays” [2020 Update]

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Your job postings are a key piece of your recruitment strategy. And if you’re a Taleo client there’s a good chance you’re considering enhancing your job postings. The top-level goals of your job postings are to: Attract the candidate Engage the candidate Convert the candidate With these goals in mind, you’ll want to look at… Read more »

10 Tips to Improve Your Job Description Format

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Creating the best job description format can seem like a tall task. We have 10 tips that will help you get started. The first 5 things to focus on for your job description format are about structure: 1. A top job title Candidates search for job titles specific to their field. So, picking the perfect… Read more »

16 Funny Job Descriptions [Warning: some are in bad taste]

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If you are looking for a laugh, there are loads of funny job descriptions on the internet. We found 16 funny job postings (past and present) that will give you a giggle. Let’s have a look at the list. Funny Job Descriptions The funny job descriptions on this list are funny because they have all… Read more »

5 Examples of Modern-Looking Job Descriptions

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Companies use a wide spectrum of job description designs and layouts. Looking for a more modern job description design template to implement? Check out these 5 modern-looking job descriptions that clean, sharp, and crisp. And, for tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples. ADP Feature Image: Smiling employees always… Read more »

10 of the Best Job Descriptions in 2020

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If you’re looking to revamp or create new job descriptions, check out this list of the best job descriptions we’ve seen in 2020. We also highlight things that we like including design, employer branding content, layout, and more! For tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples. So let’s get… Read more »