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 »

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 »

Why are job descriptions important?

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Having the best employees in your organization boosts your brand and profits. And attracting these talented folks starts with well-written job descriptions.  Need to know more? Here are 5 reasons why complete (and up-to-date) JDs are important:  1. You’ll hire the right people for your company  Job descriptions are important because they list the critical competencies you… 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 »

Job Description vs. Role Description — What’s the Difference?

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What is the difference between a job description and the role description? Are they the same? The short answer, a role description is a section in a job description. Here’s more on each: What is a “Job Description”? A “job description” is everything about an open position you want potential candidates to know. It explains… Read more »

5 Tips for Updating Job Descriptions

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Times change, and so have job descriptions. Today, long, fancy titles and never-ending lists of daily duties that worked 10 years ago might appear archaic or insensitive. If you’re like most companies, updating job descriptions is a top priority. If you need (or want) to update your JDs, here are 5 tips to get you… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Diverse Candidates

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Do you need to make your talent search more inclusive? Here are 5 tips for writing job descriptions to attract diverse candidates: 1. Avoid exclusionary words If your job descriptions have biased or “exclusionary” language, you might deter diverse candidates. Try to avoid words that offend (or exclude) job seekers based on their: race ethnicity… Read more »

5 Ways Changing Job Description “Requirements” Boosts Applies & Inclusion

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Are your job description requirements turning off talent? Here are 5 ways changing them boosts applies and brings in more diverse hires: 1. Keep your requirements list simple If your job description requirements list is extra-long, candidates might get bored and move on. A best practice is to keep your list to 7 bullets or… Read more »

3 Examples of a Job Description Checklist

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Writing JDs is time-consuming. Using a job description checklist saves time, and keeps things consistent. Here are 3 example checklists, plus some useful tips on writing better JDs. What’s in a Job Description Checklist? If you aren’t sure what to include in your JD, here are a few questions you can answer to start your… Read more »

4 Examples of a Modern Job Description Template

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A modern job description template is more than a list of daily duties with matching skillsets. Candidates are focusing on benefits, compensation, culture, and flex-work options more than ever. So, how do you update your JDs to attract top talent? Here are 4 examples of modern JD templates you might find inspiring. Plus, 1 is… Read more »

5 Top Job Description Generators [2022 Update]

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Writing JDs takes time, especially if you’re writing 500+ a month. The good news -– there are job description generator tools that automate the process. Now you can spend your time on what matters most –– finding the best talent. What is a job description generator? The simple answer –– it’s software that creates JDs… Read more »

The 10 Main Sections of a Job Description

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What are the main sections of a job description? Here are 10 of the most common ones I find in JDs. You don’t have to follow this order strictly, but the flow works well. Note: Each section below includes tips that are built into Ongig. Ongig’s AI-based “Section Finder” scans your JDs for missing sections… Read more »