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Writing Job Descriptions

Here’s a Quick Way to Write Highly Effective Job Descriptions

Does the search for new hires often take you a long time? And do you find yourself with interview after interview of people who just aren’t a good fit? If so, you’re not alone.

Fulfilling job openings can be challenging. It all depends on your industry. There could be a shortage of talent. Or qualified workers might not be actively looking for a job.

But you still need to find talent when it’s time to hire. You need employees who will do the job well, and who also fit with your other employees. So, what can you do?

One easy way to improve the quality of your job matches is with better job descriptions. Just take it from a leading provider of jobs in Nashville TN.

Highly Effective Job Descriptions

Writing better job descriptions can be easier when you follow these three tips:

Be straight forward.

If your job titles are confusing, many candidates won’t take the time to figure them out. A job title should make it easy to understand what a job is, and not sound like an attempt to be humorous or cute, which is ultimately misleading. For example, many companies try to disguise the title of customer service representative by calling it something that sounds creative—except this can backfire when candidates don’t know what you mean.

Don’t get hung up on “must-haves.”

The first few items in your qualifications list are the most important ones. Education and experience are good for a candidate to have, but other skills can be learned on the job. Differentiate between what is an absolute must and qualifications that are nice-to-haves and can be learned. Too long a qualification list can weed out a great candidate who isn’t feeling confident.

Describe your awesome culture.

If you have it, flaunt it. This is attractive to employees—ping pong tables or not. If you have a great atmosphere, work-life balance, benefits and perks, talk them up. This can help to reel in candidates who are looking, plus those who are on the fence.

A Recruiter Can Also Help

Don’t have time to do everything described above? No problem. Staffing agencies are invaluable partners in your job search. They’ll work with you to complete some or all the steps in your hiring process. And if you’re in search of light industrial, labor and office/administrative staff, check out Wood Personnel. To learn more, contact us today!