How Unreadable is Your EEO Statement?

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I wrote the other day about how an effective job ad should be written at the 8th grade or lower. That’s because the best candidates are busy and you need to write in Plain English. The same goes for your EEO Statement. Yes, there are laws about what goes into an EEO Statement (you can see… Read more »

Indeed Interactive 2018 Highlights: Most Valuable Tweets

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Indeed Interactive is one of the top Recruiting conferences every year. They provide important data and insights that help employers improve their recruiting processes. If you missed it, don’t worry we’ve curated a list of the most valuable tweets. These tweets cover a range topics including: Job Descriptions Recruiting Employer Branding Diversity and Inclusion Candidate… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Have More Consistent Job Descriptions

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Are your job descriptions consistent? If not, you risk confusing candidates and causing more work for your hiring managers and recruiters. Consistent job descriptions can also cut time-to-fill — specifically, the time it takes to get from req to candidate screenings (which can easily take 3+ weeks). Here are a few ways to have more… Read more »

The 6 Key Steps for Job Description Management Software

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You need an automated system for job description management to post and fill jobs faster. Here are the key steps I recommend for your effective job description management: 1) Job Description Library If you’re reading this, I’ll assume your current job description management process is not cutting it. Let’s start from the beginning… You’re going… 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 »

Colliers Adds Employee Value Proposition Taglines to Job Postings

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Real estate powerhouse Colliers International has a new “Power of Be” employee value proposition in its job descriptions. The opening 2 sentences of some of their latest U.S. job posting includes 3 words about what the candidate has the potential/power to “BE”.  E.g., “Be the expert” “Be a team player” “Be ambitious” Check out the… Read more »

3 Tips from U.S. Acute Care’s Branded Job Descriptions

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You can see 3 nice job description features below from new hospital organization U.S. Acute Solutions: 1. A picture of every office (hospital) This is an easy feature that every hospital group should consider since candidates want to picture where they work (and most hospitals have a quality picture of their location). The same applies… Read more »

7 Easy Tips for Writing a More Effective Job Description

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1. Length In our research, the optimal length of a written job description is 550 to 750 words. Many candidates lose interest after that. One exception to this: If your job description copywriting is truly incredible, you can get a quality candidate to read 1,000+ words.   2. Include Brand Names THEY Care About Forget… Read more »

How to Write Job Descriptions that Attract the Right “Persona”

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  In a society flooded with job applicants and a low unemployment rate, I look for any edge I can get when writing job descriptions.  I have a policy to write my job descriptions at least as well as a candidate writes their resume! But reorganizing and updating an outdated, stiff job description is no easy task…. Read more »

How to Write a Job Description (as Told by a Microsoft/Lockheed Veteran Sourcer)

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Tens of thousands of recruiting/HR pros per month do a Google search on one of these terms related to “How to Write a Job Description ?”  Google Search Term # of Monthly Searches  job description template 7,920  how to write a job description 1,920  job descriptions samples 1,056  how to write job description 849  writing job descriptions 246… Read more »

Writing An Effective Job Ad With A Talent Acquisition Pro

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I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Scott Birkhead recently. In addition to his role as Director Talent Acquisition at Korn/Ferry Futurestep, he has run his own career coaching business, is an enthusiastic student of direct marketing gurus like Perry Marshall and Dan Kennedy and is a job ad guru. We got to talking about how… Read more »

7 Steps to Writing the Best Job Descriptions

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Writing job descriptions may be the single most important thing you do to attract quality talent. I recommend you use the 7 steps/sections below when writing your job descriptions. I’ve also included 20 examples of how leading employers create their job descriptions. Why Job Descriptions Matter So Much As Talent Board reported, 77% of candidates say that job description… Read more »