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Do You Follow These Five Rules to Create a Winning Job Description?
When you need to find a great candidate to fill a crucial position, the first step is to write a compelling job description. The question is - how?
Job description best practices: What are we here for?
Too often, team leaders or hiring managers do not have the time or knowledge to write an effective job description. With strong competition for top talent, some give up at the most crucial point of the recruiting cycle--describing what you want and knowing what you need.
We talked earlier about the importance of building good rapport between recruiters and hiring managers. The thinking is pretty simple--the better informed the hiring team, the more likely it is that you will find the right fit for your organization.
While job descriptions are considered by some to be a waste of time, to others, the job description is a brief window of opportunity to convey and create opportunity. What do I mean? Merely that your job description--whether communicated in text, video, or on the phone--is your first, and possibly last, chance to offer information and promote your business with an individual you would like to hire.
So you want to get it right.
Keep these five rules in mind when your next vacancy or new position appears:
A well-crafted job description clears a path of expectation for the employer and potential hire. Use your job description and your ATS to make a splash in high caliber talent pools.
Your job description is your first opportunity to make a good impression on the people you want to hire. What will that impression be?
About the Author, David Webb
David is the CEO of BrightMove and is a seasoned technology executive & entrepreneur noted for creating successful businesses. Over his 25+ year career, David has developed multi-platform expertise in the domains of computer science, data analytics & business transformation. Starting in 1995, David worked with his best friend, Jimmy Hurff, to develop one of the world's first Internet job board and resume bank applications. David is the primary architect of BrightMove and has an active role in the product's evolution to this day. From then to now, David has been consistently helping his customers to build great teams, using best practices and world-class technology.