Job Descriptions Articles

  • 5 Must-Do’s for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

    April 9, 2018

    When Buffer realized that less than 2% of its candidates for developer positions were women, its leaders naturally wanted to figure out why. To do that, they met with Angie Chang, VP of Hackbright Academy, who pointed to one surprising reason: a single word they were using in their job descriptions. The word was “hackers,” which Buffer was using to refer to its...

  • Writing Job Descriptions: 6 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    March 26, 2018

    If you had to guess how long the average job seeker spends looking at your job post, you’d probably say at least a minute or two, right? Well, not exactly. According to a study, the average jobseeker only spends 49.7 seconds reviewing a job post before deciding it’s not a fit. And, they spend 76.7 seconds with a job that appears to match their interests and...

  • Making This One Change to How I Wrote Job Descriptions Made Me a Better Recruiter

    March 12, 2018

    Before I became a recruiter, I worked in several different industries. I was a guidance and control system engineer, financial analysist, manager of capital budgeting, director of business planning, director of logistics, VP Operations and business unit general manager. So, when I started as a recruiter and began recruiting for these roles, I had no need for job...

  • The 10 Most Viewed Job Posts on LinkedIn in the U.S.

    February 21, 2018

    At first glance, Tesla and The Ellen Degeneres Show don't have much in common. But, it turns out they do share one important thing: a...

  • Use These 4 “Work Types” to Better Define Your Job Openings

    February 1, 2018

    Skills-based job descriptions are the lazy person’s way to hire the wrong person. The right way to hire the right person is to define...

  • Working for Prince Harry and the 9 Other Most Irresistible ...

    January 25, 2018

    When Buckingham Palace hires, the world eagerly wants to know—“could I possibly make the cut?” The British Royal family recently...