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If you need to write better job descriptions, there are a few great free tools to use.

1. Hemingway App

Just copy and paste your job description text into Hemingway and you can see things like:

  • The grade level of your writing (this IBM job description is at the 14th-grade level which is “poor” and Hemingway recommends you aim for 9th grade)
  • Use of adverbs, active versus passive voice and length of sentences
Free Job Description Writing Tool - Hemingway App

 

2. Microsoft Word’s Readability Statistics

If you’re a Microsoft app user, MS Word has a simple tool. Just go to Tools/Options/Spelling Grammar and make sure “Readability Statistics” is checked off.

It lets you see some basic stats like # of words, words per sentence and grade level.

Nike’s JD that I tested did well in terms of 0 passive sentences but could use some help lowering the grade level of readability

Microsoft Word offers readability stats to analyze your text

 

3. ReadabilityFormulas.com

This writing tool digs deeper into readability algorithms (or “algos” as some of us nerds call it).

For example, it shows this Apple Care work from home job description as hard to read. It even lists out 3-syllable “hard words” as in harder-than-average to read.

Readability Formulas Text Analysis of a Job Description

 

Alchemy Text free readability consensus calculator

 

4. Alchemy Text

How joyful or angry are your job descriptions. This writing tool let’s you paste your job description into it and see various scores such as:

  • Sentiment
  • Emotion
  • Keyword Density
  • and more

This Facebook job ad’s primary emotion is Joy followed by Anger as distant second.

Alchemy Text analyzes your job description text for emotion and sentiment

 

5. Gender Decoder for Job Ads

Paste your job description into this tool to help you write gender-neutral JDs.

Gender Decoder makes your text gender neutral

 

 

 

 

These free tools are great for helping you write one job description at a time.

If you want all of your job descriptions to be the best-written in the world, you might consider Ongig. Oue software to analyzes the gender-appeal, readability, positive sentiment of all your jobs. We even have a pro copywriting team to then rewrite them for you.

Ping me for our latest demo if you think we can help!

Rob Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO at Ongig
I am a 3-time CEO, author and proud father of my preemie baby Maverick! We created Ongig to transform your job descriptions to boost quality candidates and diversity. Ongig supercharges your job pages through video, images, chat, social sharing, microsite creation and much more. Jobs can be more easily found through Artificial Intelligence-based job search and all pages are Mobile and SEO- optimized. Ongig also analyzes the text of your JDs and our pro copywriting team will rewrite your job descriptions. Early clients of Ongig include Salesforce, Yelp, GoDaddy, Verizon, Intel & Autodesk. Request a demo if you'd like to chat about partnering!

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Rob Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO at Ongig
I am a 3-time CEO, author and proud father of my preemie baby Maverick! We created Ongig to transform your job descriptions to boost quality candidates and diversity. Ongig supercharges your job pages through video, images, chat, social sharing, microsite creation and much more. Jobs can be more easily found through Artificial Intelligence-based job search and all pages are Mobile and SEO- optimized. Ongig also analyzes the text of your JDs and our pro copywriting team will rewrite your job descriptions. Early clients of Ongig include Salesforce, Yelp, GoDaddy, Verizon, Intel & Autodesk. Request a demo if you'd like to chat about partnering!

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