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 »

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 »

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 »

7 Examples of Creative Job Postings (in 2021)

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I’ve been scouring the web again for creative job postings. Here are 7 examples I found. Enjoy! Hopper Creative Layout — Efficient use of space with their 2-column job posting. The right side stays fixed while the left side scrolls with the job description. Prominent Apply Button — It’s the only blue button on the… Read more »

Colorado’s Equal Pay Act [7 Examples of New Language in Job Postings]

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In 2019, Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) passed the Senate in a 20-14 vote. The new rules went into effect on January 1, 2021. Women make 15 percent less than their male counterparts in Colorado, according to KOAA/U.S. Census Bureau. And the bill helps fix that via job posting changes: “The bill looks… Read more »

3 Taleo Clients Enhancing Their Job Postings (Before & After)

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Your job postings are a key piece of your recruitment strategy. And if you’re a Taleo client there’s a good chance you’re considering enhancing your job postings. The top-level goals of your job postings are to: Engage the candidate Convert the candidate With these goals in mind, you’ll want to look at your Taleo job… Read more »

7 Tips on Job Posting Wording

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Job posting wording has a direct impact on your quality applications. Here are 7 tips that should help you nail your wording. Job Posting Wording Tip #1: Keep Your Job Title Simple The most important first words of your job posting are those in its job title. The job title affects whether a candidate opens up the… Read more »

5 Lessons I Learned from Cynet’s “Preferably Caucasian” Job Posting Debacle

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When Cynet Systems, an Inc. 5000 company out of Ashburn, Virginia, had its job posting debacle last month, I decided not to write about it. Cynet CEO Nick Budhiraja and his team had reached out to Ongig (we have software that helps avoid such issues). I thought I’d hold off on giving my take on… 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 »

Google Will Now Penalize You If Your Closed Jobs are Open

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Are your public job postings that are no longer open still actually open? It pays to make sure. Too many job seekers are getting job search results for jobs that are no longer open, causing Google to take action. Google will now penalize you in Google search results if any job postings are no longer open…. Read more »

10 Examples of the Best Job Ads in 2018

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Job ads are becoming more creative and dynamic. Employers are giving more robust content on job descriptions rather than just listing requirements and qualifications. Here are some features we’re seeing in job ads that were hardly used just a few years ago (all of these features are possible through Ongig’s Branded Candidate Experience Software) :… Read more »

Jobvite/LinkedIn Customers: Don’t Lose Your Best Candidates this Way

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You’ve spent thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours, on your new careers site. You also spend thousands of dollars paying to advertise your jobs on sites like LinkedIn. The problem is that this is not a unified strategy. An example comes from SurveyMonkey. They are a Jobvite user, and a company we greatly admire…. Read more »