5 Ways to Make Your Job Descriptions Stand Out

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Do you know how to make a job description stand out? Here are 5 ways to make it happen: 1. Use simple, keyword-driven titles It’s great to be creative. But for job titles, it’s best to be simple and specific. For example, instead of using the title “Senior Web Cloud Developer, Digital Technology,” using something like… Read more »

5 Tips for Updating Job Descriptions

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Times change, and so have job descriptions. Today, long, fancy titles and never-ending lists of daily duties that worked 10 years ago might appear archaic or insensitive. If you’re like most companies, updating job descriptions is a top priority. If you need (or want) to update your JDs, here are 5 tips to get you… Read more »

The 10 Main Sections of a Job Description

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What are the main sections of a job description? Here are 10 of the most common ones I find in JDs. You don’t have to follow this order strictly, but the flow works well. Note: Each section below includes tips that are built into Ongig. Ongig’s AI-based “Section Finder” scans your JDs for missing sections… Read more »

7 Examples of Inclusive Job Descriptions

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Having an inclusive company starts with having inclusive job descriptions. Ready to get started? Check out these 7 inclusive job description examples for inspiration (and tips). 1. Explore an alternative to “years of experience” Listing a requirement for years of experience might intimidate some applicants. Years of experience doesn’t always mean a candidate is a… Read more »

6 Intern Job Description Samples [+ a free template]

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I saw that 150 peopled Googled “intern job description sample” last month. This tells me you might need help writing an intern JD of your own. In this post, you’ll find: 6 intern job description samples a FREE intern job description template to copy/paste Note: I ran all 6 examples through Ongig’s Text Analyzer software… 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 »

3 Common Formatting Mistakes to Avoid On Your Job Descriptions

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Formatting is a top priority in job description writing because formatting affects readability which impacts the candidate experience. Making a job description easier to read exponentially increases the probability of a job seeker reading the entire job description — and that increases the chance of an apply. Note: Check out our free Job Descriptions Guide — it… 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 »

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. Note: If you’re looking for an automated way to write/rewrite job descriptions, check out Ongig’s new Text Analyzer… Read more »