Writing Your Job Advert
A correctly written Job Advert is designed to act as the first filter for applicants and can prevent wrong candidates from applying. This makes it an easier process for both the job applicants and the hiring managers.
Here are a few easy steps to make sure you get it right:
- Put the position in context - Potential applicants can more easily see themselves in the role.
- Emphasise details on day-to-day responsibilities - This gives candidates a better idea of what the job actually entails.
- Describe qualities of ideal applicant - Potential applicants can judge whether they would enjoy the role before applying.
- Label qualifications as required or preferred - Encourage candidates to self-select themselves in or out of the application process.
- Insert selling statement - Candidates read so many job posting that many are forgotten.
- Remove organisation-specific language - It can create misunderstandings and deter candidates from applying.
Mistakes look unprofessional and can discourage serious candidates from applying.