The old cliché is true: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Effective job descriptions help job seekers understand what it’s like to work at your company and encourage them to apply. Here are some important factors to consider when developing “winning” job descriptions:
1. What makes your company attractive and why would a Candidate want to work there?
Include a description of your company’s culture, advantages, and “perks” and positive feedback from recent hires in your Job Descriptions. These specifics help you connect with the top-performers you want to attract and hire.
2. Why is the position you are trying to fill a great job? Prepare a brief narrative and bullet points highlighting responsibilities and challenges that will help candidates visualize where this job can take them professionally.
3. Requirements. Frequently, Job Descriptions “ask for the moon”. List only the criteria required for success in the job in a “Must Have” section. Other criteria can be included in a “Preferred” section.
4. Update your Job Descriptions. Job requirements and companies change with time, so review and update your Job Descriptions on a regular basis.
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