How to Write a Job Description That Attracts Better Candidates

When openings arise within your organization, job descriptions are your most valuable first-line tool to attract competent candidates. A succinct, thorough, and compelling narrative will increase your chances of attracting the most qualified candidates by emphasizing the unique nature of your company and the available position.

However, many busy hiring managers miss this opportunity and resort to standard, generalized descriptions that may invite underqualified applicants and add precious time to the search for a replacement. Further, hastily assembled documents are likely to include typos and other errors that will dissuade the best applicants not only from applying, but also from simply completing an initial reading of your ad.

But take heart! There are steps you can take to compose an accurate and captivating job description. The first thing you’ll need to do is perform a thorough job analysis. This will include researching how competitors are advertising for this (or a similar) position, addressing any new requirements, and examining position-specific details.

For a step-by-step guide on how to compose a killer job description, check out this article at Fast Company: FULL STORY

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