If you’re in charge of hiring at your company, it’s likely that you’re looking for ways to improve the quality of job postings. The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to make your job listing more appealing to candidates who are looking for jobs and better suited to the role. Here are some tips for improving the quality of your job postings:
Use a creative, eye-catching job title.
A job title should be creative and eye-catching. If you’re going for an attention-grabber, try creating a play on words or using a quote from the ad itself. You can also use the headline to tell candidates how they will benefit from this position (e.g., “Do You Want To Be A Fish In A Fishbowl?”) or make it relevant to the industry (e.g., “Are You Ready For Your Closeup?”).
In addition to being catchy, your job titles should also be relevant to both the company and its employees. It would be silly if an engineering firm advertised in a fashion magazine, so make sure that your choice of medium makes sense!
Finally, include keywords that are relevant both within your field and specific industries such as marketing or sales if applicable – but don’t go overboard; one or two well placed words will help attract candidates who are looking specifically for work within those areas rather than make them feel confused by unnecessary jargon.”
Introduce the company in a compelling way.
- Introduce the company in a compelling way.
This is the first impression your job posting makes, and it’s important to make sure you impress employers with what makes your company special. Start by explaining why you’re hiring, then share information about the company’s history (including where it started) and mission statement (how they plan to achieve that mission). If there are any notable awards or accolades they have received over time, include those as well!
- Include information about their values or culture
Next, talk about who would fit into this organization and why they would enjoy working there—this could be anything from specific traits like “team player” or “ability to work independently” to more general qualities like “passion for customer service” or “enthusiasm for learning new things”.
Be specific about the job position.
The most important part of any job posting is the title. Make sure it’s accurate and specific. If you’re hiring for a “server,” be clear about what type of server you need: full-time or part-time; in person or over the phone; with experience or without experience. The more detailed your job description is, the better you can attract top talent who will excel in their roles at your company.
Also include information like location and hours worked—this helps ensure that candidates come from an area where they can realistically commute to work there every day (or night). Include salary ranges as well as benefits like health insurance coverage and paid time off. Finally, specify any necessary skills required for this position as well as education requirements and experience required to do well in it—these details are essential pieces of information when recruiting new hires!
Clearly define your candidate requirements.
To stand out from the competition, it’s important to clearly define your candidate requirements. The goal is to give potential employees a clear idea of what each position requires and what you are looking for in an ideal candidate.
As you write descriptions for your job postings, be specific about the skills required for each role. For example: “Must have 3 years of experience with web design and strong copywriting skills” or “Must be able to create marketing strategies that leverage social media platforms.”
Use examples when explaining how much experience or education candidates should have before applying. For example: “Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.” Or: “At least a Master’s degree in computer science/information technology or equivalent work experience.”
Explain the position’s benefits and perks.
Listing the benefits and perks of your company is a great way to distinguish yourself from other employers. For example, if you offer free lunch on Fridays or extra vacation days, let applicants know that in your job posting. Keep in mind that some potential employees may be looking for more than just money when deciding where they want to work; they might also want something like flexibility or an opportunity for growth.
It’s important to be specific about what you are offering as well as how it will benefit the employee. Not only should you explain how working at your company will help them achieve all their goals and dreams, but also provide examples of how this has worked out for others who have held similar positions with your company before. If there’s one thing we’ve learned over time—it’s that people love stories!
Write about what you want to happen next.
You can use a call-to-action to direct the reader to do something next.
- Tell them what you want them to do. You don’t have to say, “Apply for this job.” Instead, tell them how they can apply for the job. For example, “Please apply here” or “Apply now.”
- Ask the reader to sign up for your newsletter. Or follow you on social media, like LinkedIn or Instagram. This is another way of increasing your reach and getting more people interested in learning more about your brand and products or services as well as keeping them engaged with future content that’s relevant to their needs/interests based on past interactions (i.e., subscribing).
Tell them how to apply for the job.
- Tell them how to apply for the job.
If you want people to apply for your open positions, you need to tell them how. This can be as simple as providing a link to your company’s job application form or careers page, or it can involve more detailed instructions and information on what they should include in their application (if there are specific requirements). Whatever you do, make sure that the process is clear and simple so that they know exactly what they need to do in order to get hired!
Repeat the company information.
Mentioning the company name in the job description and title are two ways to ensure that your target audience knows what they’re receiving. This is especially important if you’re trying to attract candidates who aren’t currently associated with your firm. You can also help them recognize what they’ve landed on by including the company name in other places, such as:
- Job descriptions
- Social media posts
- Company emails (in signatures)
Create a call-to-action at the end of the page.
One of the most important components of any job posting website is a call-to-action. This is a phrase or message that prompts your visitor to do something, such as apply for an open position or share information about the company with others.
When creating your call-to-action, consider these tips:
- Make sure it’s specific and relevant to the content of your page. If you’re posting on LinkedIn and want people to apply for jobs at your company via LinkedIn in general, don’t say “Apply here” as part of your call-to-action; instead opt for something like “Find out how we can work together.” On Facebook, where some people may be more inclined toward liking than applying (because they’re already employed), use words like “Join Us” instead.
- Make sure it’s visible and visible quickly after someone clicks on one of those links! Don’t make them scroll down before seeing what they need to do next–keep those CTAs up front so nobody misses them!
Include keywords that search engines can easily find.
Use keywords that are relevant to the job. Search engines can find only words that are relevant to your business. In other words, if a search engine can’t find those keywords in your job description, it won’t show your ad on its results page.
Use keywords in the job title and description. Keywords aren’t just for Google or other search engines; they’re also important for helping potential candidates find you! They give them a better idea of what type of position you’re offering and why they should apply for it (or not).
Include keywords in the job requirements, company information, and call-to-action text as well. Job seekers will use this information when searching for jobs online—so make sure those words match up with what you actually require from candidates!
If you make these improvements you will see more applicants who are better suited to the job that you are trying to fill.
- Better quality applicants.
- Better quality candidates.
- Better quality results for your company, and for the community as a whole.
- A better quality of life for everyone involved, including yourself!
We hope these tips help you improve your job postings and attract the best candidates. It can be frustrating to struggle with filling positions, but if you keep working at it, it will pay off in the end! We know that hiring new employees can be a difficult (and expensive) process. But it doesn’t have to be so hard when you have great resources like this blog post and others on our website. If you want more information on how we can help with your recruiting needs check out our services page today!