We often confuse job postings with job descriptions. A job posting is meant to sell applicants on your organization, team, location, and all the things that make your company a great place to work for. A job description is what you should use to provide a detailed checklist of the responsibilities and expectations for a job that a company uses internally. A good job posting template should not only help you attract great candidates but also help you with the company’s branding efforts.
Write An Engaging Job Posting
Identify Popular Job Posting Keywords
Take a look at competitors’ job postings. You might also want to review keywords on applicant resumes. If it’s a new role, you may even make use of Internet keyword tools.
Keep description engaging
Create an engaging introductory paragraph to include in the job posting. It’s more or less similar to the lede that newspapers use to draw you into reading the full article. As for the body, use no less than five bullet points to describe key responsibilities.
Include job specifics
Provide information on work hours, salary range, coworkers, projects, education opportunities, compensation and benefits, etc.
Mention your location
For a lot of people moving is an obstacle. If you want to attract people from other cities, you need to sell your job posting the proper way. Provide details about community activities, schools, hospitals, crime rates, etc. Be sure to mention how easy it is to commute from key areas. A candidate who is keen on the role would love to work at a place which is 30 minutes away from key areas in the city.
Sell the job
This section should be filled with a recap of top reasons someone should apply to your job posting. If you have a long job posting, then be sure to mention reasons in bullet points format.
An effective job posting should have all the information to appear engagement and thorough. With these tips, you’ll be able to write a job posting that brings you one step closer to hiring the right person for the job.
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