Recruiters haven’t done every job they recruit. To compensate for lack of knowledge, they tend to give unintentional insight into what they’re looking for when they write the job posting. Even hiring managers with all the intel in the world give away the secrets without trying.
If you’re looking for the short answer about bundling benefits into your job postings, the answer is no – you don’t need to write about your benefits package in the job posting. If you’re here for the long haul, let us tell you a story.
In today’s episode we talk about mistakes so many leaders make when it comes down to Job description writing in hiring. How do you tangibly unpack the reality of what the position calls for day-day and make sure it’s implemented in the job description. Advice for young professionals/employees on how to explain who they are beyond the resume and so much more. I know for a fact you will enjoy it and embrace today’s episode!
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We’ve all been job seekers at some point. So what resonated with you most as a job seeker?
It probably wasn’t a checklist of qualifications pulled from the job description. The best job posts invite candidates to consider their career experiences and goals — and how the role could help make their lives better. The purpose of a job post is to help candidates envision themselves in a role. And that requires putting yourself in the candidate’s position.
HCI went back to basics with Katrina Kibben, Founder of Three Ears Media and Writing Coach for Recruiters. Katrina will lead conference attendees through How to Write Better Job Postings: An Interactive Workshop on Day One of the event. She shared a few hints on improving job postings on our podcast, Nine to Thrive HR.
“A job title is the cheapest form of compensation.”
“My manager encouraged me to come up with a more creative job title.”
“We just use what we’ve always had.”
I’ve heard it all when it comes to picking a job title.
In 2009, when a lot of the first creative job titles appeared, I took one of the jobs. Social Media Ninja. I swear I’m not making that up. My team made a lot of jokes about what my next role could be – Samurai? Warrior? Sensei? The title was fun, but it left a lot of essential things to the imagination. Things like what I did and what my next job should be, for example.
See, back then, job titles were one of the first employer brand activation strategies. While companies were starting to understand how to tell their stories, they were under the impression that creative job titles would make their jobs “stand out.”
Read more at Fistful of Talent.
"Katrina Kibben, founder and CEO of Three Ears Media, built a highly-successful firm dedicated to teaching recruiters to be better communicators and writers. But before embarking on entrepreneurship, she (like most of us) experienced gender bias and inequality. We were honored to feature her alongside Leslie Fisher, senior vice president of human resources and training at Red Roof Inn, Robin Stimac, VP of product management for Ultimate Software, and Rana Stanfill-Hobbs, director of insights at Ultimate Software, for an honest discussion about how to, 'Balance for Better: A Women in Leadership Panel.'”
Read more here on the Ultimate Software blog.
Katrina trains teams and individuals to use what she calls ‘Power Moves’ - being bold, looking at your context, and saying ‘no’ to what conventional hiring methods say you should do. “Instead of playing email roulette, it’s calling the person. It’s sending a box of doughnuts because you saw them tweeting something nice, and saying, ‘Let’s talk.’”
Listen to Katrina Kibben share some more rule-breaking recruiting advice in this podcast by OfferZen.
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