Job Descriptions Articles

  • The One Video You Should Add to Your Job Postings

    January 7, 2016

    The secret to hiring is finding the person who is best suited to do the job. Duh. Here’s the thing though: how does a person know if they have the skills and the passion to do the advertised job? Sure, there is a job description that paints a relatively general outline of the position, but it doesn’t really give someone a clear idea of what his or her day-to-day life will be like. Instead, there’s a better solution. And it came from Marvin Li, an engineering manager at LinkedIn...

  • Answer These Questions to Dramatically Decrease the Time You Spend Sourcing

    January 6, 2016

    In my opinion more time is wasted talking to candidates who aren’t seen or hired by their hiring manager clients than any other recruiting activity. And even when these candidates are seen, hiring managers need to see too many before pulling the yes/no hiring trigger. Worse, some of the best people opt-out long before ever getting an offer so you are back to square one. It’s like doing the same search over and over again. The primary reason for this problem is the lack of...

  • The 4 Work Types that Will Improve Your Job Descriptions

    August 25, 2015

    In an earlier post I suggested that all work is comprised of four basic building blocks or job types – the Thinker, Builder, Improver and Producer. Thinkers, the first kind of job, come up with great ideas. Builders, the second kind of job, convert these ideas into reality. Improvers, the third kind, make this reality better. Producers, the fourth kind of job, do the work over and over again, delivering quality goods and services to the company’s customers in a repeatable manner....

  • 4 Ways to Expand the Reach of Your Job Posting (and Go Viral)

    August 11, 2015

    You’re in dire need of some new candidates for an open position. You dream of seeing your job posting go viral (Gangnam Style video, step aside) and...

  • Show Applicants You Care by Telling Them These 6 Things

    July 29, 2015

    As any recruiter knows, a lot of the job is coordination. Scheduling interviews. Meeting with hiring managers. Entering information into the ATS. All of...

  • Finally, An App That Determines if Your Job Descriptions Are Sexist

    July 24, 2015

    Have you ever wondered if your job descriptions are sexist? Well, they might be, according professors from University of Waterloo and Duke and their...