Posted on 24 October 2007

Top 10 Job Posting Tips

Written by Robert Merrill

Topics: Featured, Hiring Advice

I had training from Career Builder’s job-posting gurus today and they shared a few posting tips with me:

  1. Add Keywords — This means the job title and all other relevant information should be clearly listed, repeated, using various forms of words, alternate versions of the same words, etc.
    For example: Administrative = Admin, Clerical, Filing… etc.
  2. Use Familiar Job-Titles — Gimmicky titles don’t work. Be clear in your title, not cute.
  3. Add Acronyms in the job title as well. — This means, don’t just say “Certified Public Accountant”, but say “Certified Public Accountant / CPA”) so that searches for “CPA” come up, too.
  4. Give job details — Candidates won’t apply to jobs that are too vague. Talk about benefits, give reasons the job is good, outline key details such as long-term/part-time, etc.
  5. Expand Your Location — Post in areas around you as well, to pull in close by locations and people that would likely relocate from.
  6. Add Structure for Readability — Use bold, headlines, other formatting to make the job details easy-to-read, and easy for people to get what they need.
  7. Add Compensation — 27% drop-off in candidates that do not apply when salary information is not there. You can add on something to help candidates understand the range of salary, even with a disclaimer that the salary is based on experience, etc.
  8. Show off your brand
  9. Link to multiple industries
  10. Check for Typos

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