A slew of job descriptions have come across my desk lately that have left me scratching my head in dismay. They are filled with acronyms, highly technical terms and quite frankly, snobbery. Your goal is to find the best employee for your vacancy. Why are you making it so difficult on yourself in your descriptions?

Next time you are creating your job description, think of these tips:

  • Avoid corporate “talk”. Your future employee hasn’t begun yet, they are not going to understand your “inside language” so avoid using it in your job description. Save that for their first week on the job.
  • Be specific on exactly what you want this person to do and what expectations you have set for them.
  • There are legitimate requirements for any job and then there are those that are preferred. Do you really need to have a Bachelor’s Degree to be an effective front-end developer or would you prefer to have someone with said degree?
  • Say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t make false promises to cast a wider net; you are wasting your time and quite frankly the applicant’s time as well.
  • It’s true, this is a great deal of work to find qualified talent. There are staffing agencies, like Avalon Staffing Solutions, well equipped to help facilitate this process as quickly and painlessly as possible so you can continue to focus on what you do best.