7 Examples of Elitist Language that Might Hurt your Job Ads

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Elitist language often finds its way into your job ads. And, elitism at work causes hostile working relationships. Searching Indeed, I found 100’s of examples of elitist language in job postings. I put together this list of the 7 most used, plus: Tips on how to replace them with more inclusive language 20+ variations of… 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 »

Candy Shop Causes a Stir with Exclusionary Language [in Job Posting]

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On May 20th, the use of exclusionary language in a Facebook job ad for customer service positions started a social media stir. The posting from Indiana-based Good’s Candy Shop caused such an uproar that the comments section on its Yelp page is deactivated. This shows the importance of removing sexist words (and other biased language)… 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 »

7 of the Best Job Ad Examples

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The best job ads get you (the employer) 3 things: Attention — they stop the candidate in their tracks. Engagement — they keep the candidate on the page, usually through thoughtful content. Call-to-Action — they get the candidate to click “apply” or take a secondary action like to join a talent community or explore the… Read more »

7 Examples of the Questions Top Brands Use to Start Their Job Postings

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Starting your job posting with a question is smart and effective. Just like it’s proven in sales that asking questions can convert customers at 10X the rate than average (see the SPIN Selling book), so too does asking questions in your job ads. The reason? Yep, I just asked YOU the reader a question. 🙂… Read more »

15 Best Job Ads Examples (2019)

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Today I’m going to reveal the best job ads examples in 2019. You’re bound to find some job ad ideas to draw inspiration from. First, Let’s look at what the best job ads contain: Consistent Branding — Clear logos at the top of the page and throughout the job ad. The page’s color scheme is… Read more »

5 Stats & Tips on Gender Diversity Recruiting

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“When it comes to investing in diversity, 71% of talent professionals report that achieving gender parity at their company is a top priority.” – LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends Report I curated some stats and added some actionable tips to help you with your gender diversity recruiting strategy.   1. “Men apply for a job when… Read more »

3 Job Ads That Might Have Age Discrimination

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In February, I wrote about 6 ways to avoid age bias in your job descriptions. Apparently not everyone got the memo. Just a cursory look at job boards finds numerous examples of age bias are still out there. I hate to be a buzzkill but these oversights can get you fired or sued. Note: Most… Read more »

What’s The Difference Between a Job Description, Job Posting and Job Ad?

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We’ve had some people ask about the difference between job descriptions, job postings and job ads. It’s a valid question since these terms are often used interchangeably. Here’s some clarity based on the many years my team and I have spent automating our job description software. What is a Job Description? The phrase “job description:… Read more »

Awesome “Overlays” For Workday ATS Job Pages [2020 Update]

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Workday has risen to become one of the top applicant tracking systems for enterprise employers. However, If you’re one of these many Workday clients (like Walmart, McKesson, Target) you’ll need to customize your Workday career/job pages to really make them sing. Enter: Job page overlays (aka CSS overlays). It’s a solution you can integrate with Workday… 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 »

Carmax’s Job Ad Pops With Employer of Choice Award & Map

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We spotted this job ad below on Craigslist recently — CarMax is standing out here by using its Fortune Employer of Choice award as its hero media alongside a visual map. For the candidate, this job ad pops versus others that lack visuals — so you’ll get their attention for a few more valuable seconds (and,… 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 »