Use the Job Description field to get the most important information visible immediately. Here’s an example:
Repeating the title can improve the SEO for a job posting. This example also clarifies location very well, including the geographic parameters for remote candidates. Finally, instead of a laundry list of qualifications and requirements, provide the most critical requirements early. This helps trading partners focus their recruiting efforts appropriately. And, for any postings that are posted publicly or on job boards, this is super-helpful for candidates as well.
In addition, focus on what the candidate really wants — and Covid has caused top talent to seriously re-consider their priorities. Candidates want more than just a decent salary, they want flexibility for their family matters, paid vacations, and good benefits. Play up all the good features of the job, the company, and the area where the job is located – this helps “sell” the job.
Similarly, if you are part of a split placement network, you still have to write compelling job descriptions that gets partners excited to work your jobs. Because there are lots of needs right now and not a lot of candidates, exporters of candidates can be picky and choose what they want to work on most. Let them know that your client is committed to filling the job, and that you will provide prompt feedback if they take the time to work your job.
Make sure to include industry buzzwords and keywords so your job will be included in any type of search alert that recruiters and/or candidates have set up.