10 Examples of KSAs to use in Job Postings [+ a free template]

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600+ people a month search “KSA examples” on Google. So I felt compelled to share some examples and shed some light on what KSA means. In this post, you’ll find: A definition of a KSA – the acronym widely used for Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 10 KSA examples from different sectors The difference between “Knowledge, Skills, Abilities”… Read more »

What is a Job Family?

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What is a job family? Why is it important? And what separates it from a job function? Let’s dive in for some answers.  Job Family Definition A job family includes roles with similar education, skills, training, or experience. So, what is the difference between job function and job family? A job family is a group of… Read more »

6 Freelancers Who Write Great Job Descriptions [+ 3 agencies]

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To write great job ads, you can use a job description tool or hire a copywriter. Here are 6 copywriters who are top of their game at writing job descriptions: Katrina Kibben Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, is one of the industry’s pro job description writers. She and her team writes thousands of… Read more »

Skills vs Competencies…are they the same?

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Skills vs competencies…what’s the difference? Are they the same? Which should you use in your job postings? In this blog, we’ll dig in for answers.   Skills vs Competencies Skills refer to an employee’s learned activities (through training or experience) related to a role.  Competencies are skills (combined with abilities and knowledge) that help an employee… Read more »

What is a Job Function?

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What is a job function? Sounds obvious…or is it? How is job function different than job family, job title, or job role. Let’s dig in. Job function meaning What is job function? The purpose of a job function in a job posting is to give a complete description of the primary responsibilities the employee will… Read more »

5 Examples of a Social Media Influencer Job Description [+ Popular Job Titles]

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If you’re searching for an influencer marketing job description or (top influencer titles), I can help. In this post, you’ll find: 1 FREE social media influencer job description template (just copy & paste!) 4 examples of other influencer-related job descriptions (managers, VPs, & more) 30 of the most-searched influencer job titles (by candidates & employers)… Read more »

5 Examples of an HR Business Partner Job Description [+ free template!]

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“HR business partner job description” is a popular Google search (900 queries per month!), I found these 5 examples to use as a guide to help you create your own. In this post, you’ll find: What is an HR Business Partner? — a quick definition HRBP vs HR Manager — are they the same? 5… Read more »

A List of 325+ Job Title Abbreviations & Acronyms

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Do you use job title abbreviations in your job ads? Since there are SO many title abbreviations, here’s a list of 325+ we find often in job ads. I divided the job title abbreviations into mini lists by industry or department (with a table of contents), so it’s easier to navigate. Now on to the… Read more »

What is a Position Description? [+ templates]

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Position description and job description are often interchangeable, but they are not technically the same. So what’s the difference? In this post, I cover: What is a position description? — a simple definition. Position description vs job description — how they are different? How to create a position description — steps for writing your own…. Read more »

The 10 Most Popular Payroll Job Titles [+ descriptions]

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What are the most popular payroll job titles? I reviewed 30 of the most searched-for by candidates (and employers!) to find out. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: The top 10 most-searched-for payroll related job titles — A column chart of the top… Read more »

Top 20 Insurance Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best insurance job titles? I reviewed 50+ of the most-searched-for by candidates (and employers!) to find out. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: The top 20 most-searched-for insurance agency job titles — A column chart of the top 20 insurance… Read more »

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 »

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 »

10 Examples of a Content Creator Job Description [+ top content job titles]

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The need for content creators is growing. How do I know? “content creator job description” gets 400 queries on Google per month (source: ahrefs.com) “content creator jobs” gets 1,600 queries per month on Google (source: ahrefs.com) there’s been a 489,000% increase in job listings with the word “creator” in them since 2016 (source: The Business… 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 »