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January 4, 2013
How To Write a Great Job Posting
 
Writing a great job posting doesn't have to be a chore - we've got you covered with everything you need to know.  Check us out below and warm up your keyboard, cuz here we go!





Get the Fish on the Hook (Or, Writing a Great Job Posting)

  • Don’t post as Anonymous/Confidential unless you truly & absolutely must, and even then we still don’t recommend it.  We live in a research world. (Think about it, we don’t even choose a car wash until we know everything about it.)
  • Don't be too wordy.  Just like you don’t want to read an over-written resume, candidates don’t want to read 2 pages worth of information either.  Be concise and formatting counts too.
  • Give the Job details first, then Requirements, then the Blurb about your company
  • Always put a blurb - we recommend taking 10 minutes to describe why it’s great to work at your company in 1 short paragraph. Hint: save it to use as a boilerplate.  
  • Unless it’s a legal requirement, leave out the HR-speak, ie. how many hours per day on your feet, some overtime, how many pounds they have to lift.
  • Don’t use ninja, rockstar, or bad-ass etc.  They’re overplayed.  Stick to “talented”, “motivated”, “great”, and the standard adjectives.  “Awesome” is still allowed. :)



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Amy Hoover has been with Talent Zoo for more than 12 years. Considered an industry expert in employment practices and trends, she speaks often at events and is frequently interviewed by industry publications.

 
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