Job Descriptions Articles

  • 3 Fresh Job Description Formats You Should Try (and Which One Works Best For Your Prospects)

    June 26, 2017

    14 seconds. That’s how long a job-seeker, on average, spends reviewing a job description before they decide to apply or not. And, many of them don’t even review the whole ad -- according to a study using eye-tracking software, the bottom one-third of the description is often not reviewed at all. Just take a look: In the image of the job description, the sections...

  • How to Nail the 6 Key Parts of a Job Description

    April 25, 2017

    If you don’t spend hours crafting the perfect job description, it’s understandable. After all, according to LinkedIn's Global Recruiting Trends 2017 report, 56% of recruiting leaders say that their hiring volume will increase in 2017. It’s not like you're swimming in free time. But the thing is, spending a little bit longer thinking through that job post can...

  • This One Change Will Make Your Job Descriptions Much More Compelling

    January 26, 2017

    For recruiters today, it’s simple to identify 20-30 ideal candidates for just about any staff or mid-level manager position. All you need is the ability to use LinkedIn’s powerful filtering system, a bit of basic Boolean and some knowledge of what the best people do differently than the rest. For example, searching on the term “patents” will bring up strong...

  • 4 Easy Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Job Post Performance

    January 17, 2017

    If you’re looking for general best practices and techniques for writing great job descriptions, then this blog post is unfortunately...

  • Why Job Branding Can Be as (or More) Important Than...

    January 11, 2017

    I learned about the importance of the employee value proposition (EVP) for attracting people and improving on-the-job performance...

  • 4 Steps to Making Your Jobs Irresistible

    September 7, 2016

    Long ago I found out about the McFrank and Williams recruitment ad agency based in New York City. The image below caught my eye. While...