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 »

3 Examples of an Internal Job Posting Template [copy/paste 2 for free!]

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Companies want internal candidates more than ever right now. If you are drafting your own internal job posting template, these 3 examples might help. 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 pool, instead of posting a job ad… 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 »

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 »