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 »

5 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Diverse Candidates

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Do you need to make your talent search more inclusive? Here are 5 tips for writing job descriptions to attract diverse candidates: 1. Avoid exclusionary words If your job descriptions have biased or “exclusionary” language, you might deter diverse candidates. Try to avoid words that offend (or exclude) job seekers based on their: race ethnicity… Read more »

4 Examples of Inconsistency in Job Postings

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A job posting is the first interaction candidates have with your company. And, first impressions last. So, it’s important to be consistent. Here are 4 job posting inconsistencies that might confuse candidates. Or keep them from applying. 1. Conflicting Salary Information Do some of your job postings have salary information and others don’t? It’s not… Read more »

5 Ways Changing Job Description “Requirements” Boosts Applies & Inclusion

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Are your job description requirements turning off talent? Here are 5 ways changing them boosts applies and brings in more diverse hires: 1. Keep your requirements list simple If your job description requirements list is extra-long, candidates might get bored and move on. A best practice is to keep your list to 7 bullets or… Read more »

4 Examples of a Modern Job Description Template

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A modern job description template is more than a list of daily duties with matching skillsets. Candidates are focusing on benefits, compensation, culture, and flex-work options more than ever. So, how do you update your JDs to attract top talent? Here are 4 examples of modern JD templates you might find inspiring. Plus, 1 is… Read more »

5 Top Job Description Generators [2022 Update]

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Writing JDs takes time, especially if you’re writing 500+ a month. The good news -– there are job description generator tools that automate the process. Now you can spend your time on what matters most –– finding the best talent. What is a job description generator? The simple answer –– it’s software that creates JDs… 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 Types of “Diversity Language” in Job Descriptions [2022 Update]

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Diversity language in job descriptions attracts talent from underrepresented groups. And encourages them to apply. So, how do you describe diversity in your job descriptions? Here are 7 examples of “diversity language” I find in JDs. Some are more obvious than others. 1. Diversity Statement A diversity statement in your JD shows a company’s commitment… Read more »

Who Should Write Job Descriptions? [5 examples]

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Who should write job descriptions in your biz? Some enterprise co.s have 17,000+ people writing JDs. Others have only a few who crank out 1,000s per week. There are also what I call editors and approvers. These people on your team might not write full JDs, but they are part of the process — or… Read more »

4 Free Job Description Templates for Word

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Job description templates are a huge time saver. That’s why we built the Template Builder feature of Ongig — large employers came to us asking for software to quickly create 100’s or 1,000’s of well-written job postings per month! Without templates, they’d be slow to get the job ads out the door and many would… Read more »

3 Free Job Description Templates for Google Docs

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Using cloud-based job description software is becoming the norm. Google Docs is one of them. I found 3 free job description templates (Google Docs-friendly) you might find helpful. But before we dive into the JD templates, let’s discuss why it’s so popular. And why other cloud-based tools might be better for your JD writing needs…. Read more »

5 Examples of an “Executive” Job Description [+1 free template]

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Executives are the face of your company. An executive job description template summarizes the scope of work, expectations, and benefits change-makers in your company can expect when filling a role. An accurate and inclusive job description helps you attract the best execs capable of driving your organizational goals. Here are 5 examples of an executive JD… Read more »

7 Examples of a Manager Job Description Template [+ 1 free to copy/paste]

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700+ people search for some variation of “manager job description template” on Google every month. In this blog, you’ll find: the definition of “manager” 7 examples of manager job descriptions a free copy/paste template to help you write your own manager JD Note: I ran the job postings through Ongig’s Text Analyzer software to ensure… Read more »

2 Examples of an Excel Job Description Template [+ free downloads]

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There are hundreds of online JD templates in different formats. If you’re still for using an Excel job description template, I found 2 useful (and downloadable) examples. Before we dive in, let’s touch on why Excel remains a mainstay in some companies. Why create a job description template in Excel? (or not) While leading enterprises… 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 »