http://resources.dice.com/report/techniques-tech-job-postings/

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Remember that, from the shampoo TV ad? Job postings often create candidates’ first impressions; sometimes they’re the first - and only - shot you have at convincing a tech candidate to apply. Unfortunately - and I don’t want to make you feel bad by saying this - our job postings are often horrible; they’re uninspiring, they’re all about us, and they’re just not nice to look at.

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Trying to convince my company to scrap job descriptions, requirements, and bullet points.  Still trying...

ugh....bullet points...if only - good luck with that battle Kirby

 

I usually end up writing most of my client’s descriptions, I then send it to them to agree or disagree, and this often saves them time and helps them focus on what they need.  But I agree, most of our clients know, we know what they mean, so they don't give us job descriptions.  In terms of writing ads, I find it helps if you put in something people really want, growth, family oriented environment, excellent benefits, including .........., convenient location, flex hours, whatever works.  I also don't waste words "excellent presentation. Excellent verbal, etc... Everyone feels they have these attributes , so it really does not help.  Although everyone thinks they have everything you ask for even when they have none, but that is another discussion.

Kirby Cole said:

Trying to convince my company to scrap job descriptions, requirements, and bullet points.  Still trying...

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