7 “Must-Knows” about Job Postings with Salary Information [+ without]

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Despite growing pay equity and transparency developments, many employers still hesitate to show their job postings with salary info.  According to Payscale’s 2022 Compensation Best Practices, 68% of organizations share pay ranges with employees, but only 22% do so in the job ad. Many studies reveal that Gen Z and millennials are more interested in… Read more »

Fair Chance Hiring — What does it mean for job postings?

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Hiring former felons might be at the bottom of your list as a recruiter. But consider that 1 in 3 Americans has a criminal record. So you’ll likely find yourself screening and interviewing them.  Plus, California and New York have Fair Chance Hiring laws prohibiting employers from asking about the criminal record of candidates before… Read more »

6 Must-Know Pay Equity Laws for Hiring

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Being clear and transparent about employee compensation is a step towards pay equity. So, more and more states are starting to require it in job postings. And, many companies are listing salary info even if it’s not required by law. Are you compliant? Pay equity laws vary based on the state you are hiring in…. Read more »

3 Tips for Advertising Jobs on Social Media

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4.7 billion people worldwide use social media. So, advertising jobs on social media is a no-brainer when it comes to job visibility, reach, and access to top talent.  But there’s a caveat. The competition is fierce. According to Adweek, 92% of employers use social media as a recruitment tool. This means more employers are constantly… Read more »

6 Catchy Job Posting Phrases to Hook Candidates

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Have you ever spotted catchy job posting phrases that immediately caught your attention? That’s effective language at work. Catchy job posting headlines hook candidates just as much as the images you have on your career site, or the perks you offer. Here are 6 examples I found in job postings from Indeed and LinkedIn: 1…. Read more »

4 Easy-to-Use Job Posting Software Tools

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There are many different online tools to help you write job postings. But, how do you choose which one to use? Or should you use a combination of them? Here are 5 job posting software tools to help you write with confidence:  1.  Ongig  Creating effective and inclusive job postings helps you reach top talent and… Read more »

5 Examples of Job Posting Best Practices

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Job postings are a job seeker’s first interaction with your company. They set the tone for the rest of the recruitment process. Great job postings attract top talent, and bad ones are often ignored. Here are 5 job posting best practices to help you give candidates what they want. And increase your talent pool. 1…. 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 »

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 »

5 Examples of an Internal Job Posting Template [2022 Update]

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Companies want internal candidates more than ever right now. If you are drafting your own internal job posting template, these 5 examples might help (you can copy and paste for free!). Before we dive in, let’s define what “internal job posting” means. What is an internal job posting? When you recruit from your current employee… 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 »

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 »