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  • 10 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

    October 1, 2020

    Your job posts and ads may be a candidate’s introduction to your company, so you want to be sure they both differentiate you and set the right expectations upfront. But if you’re finding that they just aren’t bringing in the kind of candidates that you’d hoped for, it may be time to get creative. For inspiration, we found 10 smart, eye-catching examples that...

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    Bud Light Launches a Hilarious Job Ad to Hire a Chief Meme Officer – Here’s What We Can Learn From It

    August 26, 2020

    “We at Bud Light have created the perfect hard seltzer… But we know a hard seltzer is only as good as its memes and, unfortunately, our memes our trash. We need someone who can change that for us.” That’s the opening of Bud Light’s new job ad for a “Chief Meme Officer,” a real position the company is hiring for (albeit only for three months). All candidates have...

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    3 Steps for Writing More Compelling Job Ads That Will 'Hook' Candidates Quickly

    February 4, 2020

    You may be familiar with the statistic that candidates spend an average of 14 seconds looking at a job description before deciding whether to apply. That means the first few sentences of your posts are critical — because if they’re not compelling, candidates may not bother scrolling down to read the rest. This realization first dawned on video game developer...

  • Screenshot of Jeff Bezos’ first job ad for Amazon:  Well-capitalized start-up seeks extremely talented C/C++/Unix developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet. You must have experience designing and building large and complex (yet maintainable) systems, and you should are able to do so in about one-third the time that most competent people think possible. You should have a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or the equivalent. Top-notch communication skills are essential. Familiarity with web servers and HTML would be helpful but is not necessary.  Expect talented, motivated, intense, and interesting co-workers. Must be willing to relocate to the Seattle area (we will help cover moving costs).  Your compensation will include meaningful equity ownership.

    3 Lessons from Amazon’s Very First Job Post

    January 13, 2020

    Amazon now employs more than 750,000 people around the world. In 2019, the e-commerce giant hired nearly 100,000 workers in the third...

  • 15% fewer job posts are live in January than in an average month

    LinkedIn Data Reveals an Overlooked Opportunity for...

    January 10, 2020

    The month of January takes its name from Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology. We tacitly acknowledge that...

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    Why Identifying Performance Objectives Is the Most...

    December 11, 2019

    In their landmark study — First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently — Gallup introduced their Q12...