I Need To Hire, What Do I Write In The Job Ad?

Have you seen job ads that make you wonder if the company has a clue in running a business? Ads that make grammar and spelling mistakes; those that expand so much they are three pages long, or ones that have only two sentences.

The appropriately worded job description will mean the difference between hiring the right candidate and the dud. To separate these audiences, you need to make sure your description states exactly what the job is and pays. See below for a list of specifics to consider:

  1. Before writing the ad, have a brain storm with colleagues or managers about all the business’ requirements for the position
  2. State whether the job is full-time, part-time, or casual.
  3. Give a description of the type of person (personality and skills) that you’re looking for.
  4. List what type of education or training is required
  5. List duties in detail that they would be performing daily.
  6. Write how they will be supervised, who they will report to, and which departments they will work with
  7. Don’t write a very long advert. Keep it to a few paragraphs of very specific and succinct requirements.

It can be difficult to be succinct. If you need help, we’re here. Some of our clients use us simply to guide them in HR practices, and writing a job description is one of our fine-tuned skills that we pass on.

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