Executive recruiters in South Florida see it ALL the time: hiring managers are frustrated that candidates are not applying to their jobs. We are here to help with that. Partnering with a staffing agency, such as Sloane Staffing, will allow you to not only receive more resumes for the jobs you are hiring for, but more qualified resumes. When you reach out to a recruiter to help you with your candidate search, be sure to fully optimize the job description. What does this mean exactly? Here are our top reasons why your job description is not fully optimized:
The Job Description Is Poor. Beef up that description so candidates aren’t guessing what they are going to be doing for a living. Including as much information as you can will also help to weed out unfit candidates who may be applying. Format is also important. Do not write the job description out as one long paragraph, no one will take the time to read that. Break it out into paragraphs, or sections. We suggest bullet points, like this: https://www.indeed.com/hire/how-to-write-a-job-description
Pay Rate Is Not Included. Candidates will most likely breeze over your job if you don’t include pay rate, whether it be hourly or salary. You would want to know too just how much money you would be making if you were apply for a new job! It’s also important to include commonly asked questions, such as paid time off, holidays, sick time, work hours, etc.
The Job Description Is Wrong. Well maybe not wrong, but in the eyes of the candidate it’s not exactly what they are looking for. Be careful in what words you choose to use, or candidates may never find your job description in their search. For example, customer service representatives may be looking for jobs with the title “Customer Support Specialist” or “Customer Experience Agent.”
If you need help optimizing your job descriptions, reach out to Sloane Staffing today at 561.512.8989.