How Does Jeff Bezos Score Writing His First Amazon Job Ad?

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Early Amazon employee Glenn Fleishman told Internet History Podcast that Amazon had a hard time hiring developers in its early days. We decided to run Amazon’s first known job posting (from August 22, 1994) through Ongig’s Text Analyzer software to see how his job description text scores using today’s best technology. Ongig’s Text Analyzer is… 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 »

6 Steps for Creating the Best Job Postings (with Template)

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The best job postings are structured, informative and content-rich. Here’s a job posting template/checklist to best attract, engage and convert candidates: Checklist for Creating the Best Job Postings Feature Video or Image Your hero media (video/image) should be “above the fold” (like in a magazine or newspaper article). This helps your job posting to get… Read more »

5 Things to Avoid in Your Job Titles

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A job title is the first part of a job ad that a candidate sees. Its purpose is critical: to get the candidate to click through to read the entire job ad. Here are some common mistakes to avoid in your job titles: 1) Too Many Words or Characters If your job title is too long, you’ll get… Read more »

How Long Should a Job Title Be?

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I’m sometimes asked how long a job description title should be. Here are a few opinions from others I trust: 1 to 3 Words Job titles with 1 to 3 words had an apply rate twice as high as those with 12+ words source: “Shorter job ad titles led to higher apply rates” section of Appcast’s… Read more »

How to Write a Job Description Like an Ad Copywriter

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You have to do better than a “copy-and-paste” of an old job description to write a job description that stands out and engages the best talent. Many of you still use job descriptions written by someone with little to no marketing skills. Or perhaps copy-and-paste the JD from an unknown source. Let me give you… Read more »