5 Keys to Writing the Best Job Descriptions

5 Keys to Writing the Best Job Descriptions
From Recruiter - December 22, 2016

1. Avoid Corporate Jargon

Unless you want to attract the massive onslaught of standard, similarly worded resumes and cover letters, avoid the boring jargon. Focus on the unique skill sets your company is looking for and provide detailed information on the role. Include information on company culture to attract the right candidates. Add a unique call to action to weed out those who apply to everything with the same resume.

Angela Delmedico, Elev8 Consulting Group

2. Dont Worry About Reaching a Broad Range of People

Dont be overly concerned with reaching a broad range of applicants. Focus on what you really need. If that means fewer people apply, it could be a good thingthe description should help weed out undesirable applicants. After all, if its too broad, you may see more applicants, but youll waste more time weeding through them to find the ones who are qualified.

John Arroyo, Arroyo Labs, Inc.

3. Keep It Brief

Narrow briefs make for less confusion. Just say what you want and what you can offer. Recruiters are notoriously vague about what skills are strictly required and what are just added benefits. This goes doubly for technology positions. Its important to have a bit about expected duties and the size of the team, as it is often more of a clear indicator than labeling a position as entry, middle, or senior.


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