Job Descriptions Articles

  • 17 Words That Are Turning Women Away From Your Jobs

    May 25, 2016

    “Ninjas” may be killing your company’s diversity efforts. Ok, not “real” ninjas – I’m talking about the word “ninja.” Numerous reports, including a 2011 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, indicate female job seekers are less likely to apply to jobs that include male-sounding words in the job description. And “ninja” is just one example – many job posts contain a plethora of masculine words that make women less ilkely to apply. The result is that...

  • New LinkedIn Job Posting Experience Helps You Craft Better Job Descriptions

    April 18, 2016

    When you’re strapped for time and looking for top talent, a great job description can do the hiring for you. But even taking the first step to write your job description is time consuming and overwhelming, especially if you don’t know the skills and qualifications for the role.   Today, LinkedIn is excited to announce the launch of our new job posting experience, which gives you a helping hand as you write and optimize your job description. By tapping into skill and profile data...

  • 4 Ways to Get People Pumped Up to Apply to Your Job

    April 11, 2016

    The first time a prospective job candidate hears about your company it will most likely be through one of your job postings, LinkedIn data shows. From there, if they are interested, they’ll research your company before actually applying. But, the job posting is generally your first impression to the world, particularly if you’re a lesser-known company. So, what you absolutely, positively shouldn’t do is replicate the boring old job postings we’ve all seen 10,000 times. Instead,...

  • 5 Dos and Don’ts for Writing an Outstanding Job Description

    March 24, 2016

    You have a job to fill. And, now you have to write a job description (which you probably don’t want to do). The temptation is just to use a boilerplate...

  • A Job Description for Customer Service Reps (Along With 6 Interview Questions...

    March 10, 2016

    A single customer service representative can have more impact on your company’s brand to a person than every dollar you’ve spent on design, advertising...

  • Are Your Job Descriptions Attracting Mediocre Candidates?

    March 1, 2016

    Is the quality of people applying to your jobs better or worse than those not applying? If worse, or you don’t know, you’ll never be able to hire the best...