5 Tips for Writing Job Ads [to Attract Diverse Talent]

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A high apply rate doesn’t always translate into a diverse talent pool. If this sounds like your company, you might need to tweak your job ads (and where you post them). Here are 5 tips on writing job ads to attract diverse talent. 1. Eliminate bias from your job ads Writing job ads with bias can… Read more »

How to Write an Inclusive Job Description [Tips & Examples]

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Is your company aiming for a more diverse workforce? It all starts with an inclusive job description. An inclusive JD sets the tone for the candidates you’ll attract and eventually hire. Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, says: “Creating an inclusive job posting is not just about pushing your content through gender bias AI…. 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 »

5 Tips to Attract Top Talent with “Website Job Descriptions”

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Effective recruitment involves many tactics, tools, and methods. The job description is one of the most essential elements of effective talent acquisition. When structured, optimized, and written well, a “website job description” (aka a JD on your career site) drives your recruitment process forward and inspires the best talent to apply for your roles. Here… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing a Job Description Template

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Writing a job description template is a great way to ensure consistency (and get more applies). Especially if you’re working with a big team. Here are 5 tips to get you started writing your own: 1. Eliminate Biased Words Words matter, especially if you’re writing a job description template. If your JDs are full of… Read more »

Should you list Benefits in a Job Description? [+ where & which ones]

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Should you list benefits in a job description? The answer is yes. “money and insurance (which equates to money) are what drive job seekers to apply for jobs.” source: Appcast So, what are typical job benefits? Where do you put them in a JD? And, which ones get the most candidates to click “apply”? Let’s… Read more »

Generic vs. Specific Job Descriptions: Which is better?

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Generic vs. specific job description, which one is better? The quick answer is…a mix of both. There are pros and cons for each. So how do you find the perfect balance when writing your JDs? This post will dive into both sides so you can create the best blend for your roles. And, there’s a… Read more »

5 Ways to Confront Unconscious Age Bias

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The imbalance in favor of hiring “younger people” vs. “older people” is increasing. “Age discrimination cases account for about 20-25% of all Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) cases” source: 34 Age Discrimination Facts That May Shock You and Your Workplace by Vervoe And, 2/3 of workers aged 45 and up have experienced age discrimination at… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Salary is the #1 Lever to Attract Talent [+ keep them!]

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In an increasingly competitive job market, transparency about your salary offers helps boost your chances of attracting (and retaining) top talent.  Not sure why? Here are 6 reasons why salary is important to attract candidates:  1. Salary info attracts highly-qualified candidates  A Fairygodboss study on How 2020 Changed the Job Search Landscape shows:  “60% of… Read more »

How To Write a Software Developer Job Description [examples, templates & tips]

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“Software Developer” is one of the most sought-after professions in the tech realm. If you want to write a software developer job description, read on. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in this post: What is a software developer? [plus the different types] 1 Software developer job description example [from Charles Schwab] 1 Software developer job… Read more »

53.8% of Companies Write Job Ads that Hint at Lying

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Candidates are more likely to respond to your job ads if they feel you’re being honest, upfront, and show you value your employees. So, how are over 50% of companies doing the opposite? And how can you make sure this headline isn’t about you? Let’s find out… 3 Tips to Boost Your “Honesty Rating” It’s… Read more »

7 Inclusive Phrases for your Job Descriptions [& more]

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Successful hiring goes beyond listing requirements, qualifications, and benefits. Adding inclusive phrases to your job descriptions helps attract top talent from a diverse pool of candidates. Here are 7 examples of phrases to make people from underrepresented groups feel included when reading your JDs, careers sites, diversity pages, and more:   1. “All Genders” Phrases… Read more »

4 Tips for Writing a Good Job Description

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Job descriptions are powerful. And writing a good job description is key to everything, from how many applicants you’ll get to how eager they’ll be to work for you.  Companies often think the applicant does all the work to get an interview. This is partly true, but it’s also your job to create quality JDs… Read more »

5 Top Job Description Optimizer Tools

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Are your job descriptions attracting the wrong applicants, not getting enough applicants, or getting lost in Google? Chances are your JDs need improvements. There are job description optimizer tools to help automate the process. Here are 5 examples: Ongig — Text Analyzer Ongig’s Text Analyzer is a cloud-based software for optimizing job descriptions. Ongig’s software:… Read more »