What Job Seekers Want to See in Job Postings

on October 23, 2023 in ABR Blog, HR and Workforce Tips


As a staffing and recruitment firm, we know how important it is to attract qualified candidates for your business. But do you know what job seekers are looking for in a job posting? In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to create effective and engaging job postings that will appeal to the talent you need.

Tip #1: Use clear and concise language

One of the most common complaints from job seekers is that job postings are too vague, confusing, or misleading. They want to know exactly what the role entails, what skills and qualifications are required, and what benefits and perks are offered. Avoid using jargon, acronyms, or buzzwords that may not be familiar to your target audience. Use simple and direct language that conveys the main points of the job.

Tip #2: Highlight the value proposition

Job seekers are not only looking for a paycheck, but also for a meaningful and rewarding career. They want to know how they can make a difference, grow professionally, and contribute to the organization’s mission and vision. Highlight the value proposition of the job by explaining how it aligns with the company’s goals, culture, and values. Show them why they should work for you and what they can expect in return.

Tip #3: Include a call to action

A job posting is not just an informative document, but also a persuasive one. You want to motivate job seekers to take action and apply for the job. Include a clear and compelling call to action that tells them what to do next, such as submitting their resume, filling out an online application, or contacting you for more information. Make it easy for them to apply by providing a link or contact details. Also, create a sense of urgency by indicating the deadline or stating that the position is in high demand.

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