Almost all job postings, yours included, describe the absolute minimally acceptable qualifications. Why aim low? You know people will stretch their credentials and experience a bit to apply, so describing the least
you will accept will attract many résumés that are totally inappropriate
. Sound familiar? Here’s the antidote, with credit and thanks to Vistage speaker Barry Deutsch
, my guru for job ads. One of his posts is here.
Based on my memory of his talks and seeing the principles applied by many of my clients, here are some of the keys for writing an ad that attracts the right candidates:
- When searching for a person to fill a job opening it seems natural to describe the history of person you are seeking. That’s a mistake.
- Spend more time on what the person will be doing than what the company does.
- Good candidates will go to the website to learn about you. Disqualify the ones who do not.
- Write it from the seeker’s point of view, in the,...Read the rest by clicking here. »
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