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 »

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 »

30+ Co.s Saying “No” to Remote Jobs in Colorado

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A bunch of employers like Lime Bike, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Twitter, Oracle & others are facing a twitterstorm over using “except in Colorado” language in their job postings. For example, here’s Lime’s job posting language being called out in a tweet: The reason? Colorado’s new Equal Pay Act requires companies to list salary and… Read more »

Top 15 Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best blockchain and cryptocurrency job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 35+ crypto titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) in this growing industry to find the best titles for you to choose from. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article,… Read more »

Supervisor vs Manager [+ 90 Top Job Titles]

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Supervisor vs Manager…is there a difference? This is one of the most common job title questions asked on Google (4,500 people per month ask it!). I researched leading companies to see how they handle the “supervisor vs manager” question. Here’s what I found: Supervisor vs Manager — are they the same? Some companies use manager… 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: “how to write a job description” source: ahrefs.com research… Read more »