10 Examples of KSAs to use in Job Postings [+ a free template]

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600+ people a month search “KSA examples” on Google. So I felt compelled to share some examples and shed some light on what KSA means. In this post, you’ll find: A definition of a KSA – the acronym widely used for Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 10 KSA examples from different sectors The difference between “Knowledge, Skills, Abilities”… Read more »

6 Freelancers Who Write Great Job Descriptions [+ 3 agencies]

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To write great job ads, you can use a job description tool or hire a copywriter. Here are 6 copywriters who are top of their game at writing job descriptions: Katrina Kibben Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, is one of the industry’s pro job description writers. She and her team writes thousands of… Read more »

5 Examples of a Social Media Influencer Job Description [+ Popular Job Titles]

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If you’re searching for an influencer marketing job description or (top influencer titles), I can help. In this post, you’ll find: 1 FREE social media influencer job description template (just copy & paste!) 4 examples of other influencer-related job descriptions (managers, VPs, & more) 30 of the most-searched influencer job titles (by candidates & employers)… Read more »

5 Examples of an HR Business Partner Job Description [+ free template!]

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“HR business partner job description” is a popular Google search (900 queries per month!), I found these 5 examples to use as a guide to help you create your own. In this post, you’ll find: What is an HR Business Partner? — a quick definition HRBP vs HR Manager — are they the same? 5… Read more »

What is a Position Description? [+ templates]

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Position description and job description are often interchangeable, but they are not technically the same. So what’s the difference? In this post, I cover: What is a position description? — a simple definition. Position description vs job description — how they are different? How to create a position description — steps for writing your own…. 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 »

5 Reasons NOT to use Microsoft Word for Job Descriptions

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Microsoft Word is a great tool for some things, but it might not be the best for writing job descriptions. Here are 5 reasons to stop using Word for your JDs. 1. Changing settings to scan for racial bias in Microsoft Word is a task A big part of hiring diverse candidates is connected to… Read more »

12 Synonyms for “Strong” [to Remove Gender Bias]

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If you’re using the word “strong” in your job descriptions, you might be limiting your candidate pool. Using more inclusive synonyms for “strong” can help remove masculine bias from your JDs. Why is “strong” a masculine word? “Strong” is considered a masculine word based on research from various studies, including one published in the Journal… Read more »

275 Popular Leader Titles [by department]

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What are the best leader titles when recruiting for management-level roles? Using our Job Titles: The Definitive Guide, I pulled together a list (by C-level/VP/Director/Manager) to help you pick the best for your biz…and I included brands that use them from different industries. These are the most-searched-for leader titles by candidates on Google (source: ahrefs)…. Read more »

CNBC Survey: Rewriting Job Descriptions & Job Titles are Top Talent Strategies

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A recently published CNBC Technology Executive Council (TEC) survey shows companies are at risk of a talent shortage over the next year. The TEC comprises 100 top tech executives from various companies, including start-ups, enterprises, non-profits, and government organizations. In the TEC survey: “44% of respondents said that finding enough qualified employees to fill open positions… Read more »

15 Examples of an Awesome “About Us” Statement

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An About Us statement is a critical piece job posting or web site. Like any content on your job pages, it’s an opportunity to sell the candidate! After reviewing thousands of About Us statements through our Text Analyzer job description software, I want to share a few things in this article: What content to consider… Read more »

50 Phrases to Avoid So You Don’t Have Clinical-Sounding Job Postings

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Do your job postings have clinical-sounding words? Do they sound “prescriptive”. Perhaps they look like an attorney wrote them — full of “legalese”. Your job posting should, of course, be an ad…not a legal contract. Check out the beginning of this nursing job ad below (analyzed by Ongig’s Text Analyzer job description software).  Ongig’s software… Read more »

12 Examples of Poorly Written Job Descriptions

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Poorly written job descriptions share certain things in common. I’ve analyzed (by hand) many thousands of job descriptions and created this checklist of the”worst job description practices” to avoid. 1. Poorly Written Job Descriptions Have Long Job Titles The job title is key. It’s usually the first thing a candidate sees. Job titles with 1… Read more »

7 Examples of Well Written Job Descriptions [With Tips!]

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Well written job descriptions aren’t easy to come by. Most JDs are written by busy hiring managers or recruiters. They read more like a legal contract than clean ad copy. Below are 7 tips based on examples of well written job descriptions I found on the web. For more tips on writing job descriptions, check… Read more »

20+ of My Favorite Articles About Writing Job Descriptions [that aren’t mine!]

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I’ve written what I hope you find useful content on job descriptions (see job description articles,  job ad articles and our free Job Descriptions Guide. But there are so many awesome articles out there written by others. And I love giving shout-outs where they’re due. Here are my favorite articles on job descriptions, job postings and job ads. 20+… Read more »