We’re all familiar with job postings. At some point you probably spent hours sifting through them to find your next job, so you know the basics. That’s why it’s surprising that so many are dense, boring and bland. It’s like everyone that writes a job posting forgets how our brains work when we’re looking for a job.…
Added by Cody Pierson on October 1, 2012 at 4:40pm —
By Dan Ridge, Senior Contributing Consultant, Q4B
I would like to think that our recruiting and management team at Q4B started something. A few months ago we decided to target a part of our recruiting process in an effort to improve the end results of the process. We noticed that this part of the process is a part of every recruiting organization’s process and that for years and years and years we have all been doing it the same way, with pretty much the same results.
The part… Continue
Added by Daniel F Ridge on August 7, 2012 at 5:00pm —
Conduct an online job search these days and you’re soon confronted with lots of ads, many suggesting, without actually saying it of course, that each day spent working with them will be just like dying and going to heaven, only better. But should they be taken at face value? Is your workplace heaven? Or is it more like hell, despite what that ever so enticing advertisement that lured you there in the first place suggested? Here I take a lighthearted look at what job ads say and what they… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on April 24, 2012 at 7:00am —
This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/blog
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Added by SkillStorm on March 29, 2012 at 10:35am —
That was the basic premise of a talk I recently gave at the Minnesota Recruiters' Conference earlier this month. The presentation was titled, "Winning The Talent War With Effective Job Posts."
I thought I would share the main point of the talk...
Typical job posts do not affect a potential candidate's desire to apply.
Our job posts are all about our companies and what we want - they are totally focused on us. We need… Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on March 22, 2012 at 10:51am —
During August, more than 6,000 new online job ads were posted for Recruiters. About 3,200 (52%) jobs were advertised by staffing firms and 2,800 were posted by employers (48%), both seeing about a 26% increase compared to the beginning of the year. This also represents a 31% year-over-year growth in hiring demand.
Hiring Demand for Recruiters over Past 4 Years…
Added by Carolyn Menz on September 13, 2011 at 10:44am —
Putting the Recruitment Innovation Summit in Perspective
I attended the Recruiting Innovation Summit hosted by ERE, LinkedIn, and Facebook's Richard Cho a few weeks ago. The people, tone, and content of the event made it great. It was well attended, and Richard Cho of Facebook is the man. Attendees had an edge about them, giving you a sense that there is real momentum in the recruiting… Continue
Added by Neil Costa on June 7, 2011 at 10:30am —
The number one position that recruiters posted over the past thirty days was for Computer Specialists. There have been over 220,000 new jobs for Computer Programmers, a 26% increase from the same time period in 2010.
Hiring Demand for Computer Specialists by Employers – Past 4 Months: …
Added by Carolyn Menz on May 24, 2011 at 11:34am —
First, I would like to congratulate the employees and executives at LinkedIn. What a tremendous day for your company.
The LinkedIn IPO has and will spark up the debate about an impeding Social Media Bubble. But, if you are involved in the recruiting space in any way, you should be excited… Continue
Added by Scott Ryan on May 20, 2011 at 8:58am —
Also known as: “How not to write a horribly boring job advertisement”
Let’s start with defining effective. What is the goal? The primary goal of writing a job ad is to cast out your fishing line and hope you have the right bait on the hook to attract that right person sitting at home (or at their desk at their current job – not recommended) reading the help wanted ads…right? That way you can let the ad do all the work, and only the best and most qualified… Continue
Added by Jason Chagnon on May 18, 2011 at 11:39am —
Hiring demand for recruiters by corporate HR departments and staffing agencies continues to show steady growth. Over 10,700 new job ads were posted for Recruiters in April 2011 - up 27% over April 2010.
Hiring Demand for Personnel Recruiters - 4 Years:…
Added by Carolyn Menz on May 16, 2011 at 3:08pm —
I was speaking with one of our interns the other day about the HR Technology marketplace. In particular, he asked what really differentiated one technology provider from the next as they all sounded like they did the same thing. After taking another look at the messaging on the websites, he was right. So many companies talked about the same benefits and lacked a clear unique value proposition on their site. The question is, how will a Recruiting Director be able to make an… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 6, 2010 at 3:17pm —
Added by Tim Martinez on September 30, 2010 at 4:30pm —
This recent trend has me perplexed -the trend towards including exclusionary wording on job postings which state in various forms: “The unemployed need not apply.”
Laura Bassett reported this recently on Huffington Post in her post titled: Disturbing Job Ads: The UnemployedWill Not Be Considered. She outs a… Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on June 7, 2010 at 11:00pm —
Anybody who has ever posted a job ad online knows the frustration: hundreds of resumes, yet only a precious few worth consideration. To amplify the problem, the coveted talent behind those worthy few is inevitably off the market by the time your umpteenth call triggers a ringtone instead of a voice mail. The money wasted buying ad space and time lost sifting through second-rate resumes is nothing short of maddening.
So why don't “quality” candidates ever respond to your job… Continue
Added by Kevin Jenkins on June 3, 2010 at 8:30am —
Requirements intensive (i.e., laundry list format) job ads serve no purpose other than to undermine your recruiting… Continue
Added by Kevin Jenkins on May 12, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I've been meaning to put together my thoughts about writing recruitment advertisements, or job posts as many call them, for some time. After all, I have written thousands of them down the years and, as many know, I have a real bugbear about bad job ads littering the web. So here goes. My gift to you all for Christmas. Why not resolve to put it into practice in the new year?
Get your understanding of the brief right (I am assuming you take a… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on December 19, 2009 at 9:30am —
Ever find yourself stuck for words when writing your job copy? Following on from a script on my comedy writing page (http://alasdairdmurraycopywriter.co.uk/comedy.aspx) here are a few more phrases to help you entice your candidates. But beware, they all come with a hidden meaning. ( Just a bit of fun really, take with a pinch of salt )
you have good team building skills
– there will be lots of dragging… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on November 23, 2009 at 8:30am —
I may bang on about it a lot, but that's because I am on a mission - A mission to try and up the quality of content on the plethora of job boards that are out there in cyberspace. Here's why.....
Job advertising is one of the most effective sourcing mechanisms available to you and your company – not only for candidates, but for prospective clients and future employees. Advertising is often the very first time people get to find out who your company are, what you do… and how good you… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on November 22, 2009 at 7:30am —
Would you hire Gladys Kravitz?
Gladys Gravitz was the infamous “know-it-all” snoopy neighbor on Bewitched. If you are unfamiliar with her character, you can read more about her here
I was channeling Gladys Gravitz the other day when I read this Job Posting:
“Seeking super smart person to join our wildly successful global team. Proven track record of brilliant thinking, complex… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on October 8, 2009 at 6:00pm —