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There are currently about 1 million more jobs out there than there are people looking for work. That means you need to make your job posting stand out if you’re going to land a new employee.

But how do you do that?

We’ve put together this guide to show you how to write a job description that will attract talented applicants. Make sure you keep reading below to get started

1. Job Title

Try to make this job title as specific as possible. For example, instead of listing your job opening as “nurse,” write something like “senior labor and delivery nurse.” This will both help you find applicants with the experience and qualifications you’re looking for as well as make it easier for job hunters to find a job that fits their skillsets.

2. Location

Not all job hunters are looking for work in their area. Some are getting ready to move to a new city, and they may be trying to find a position in a new place.

So let people know the job location (or lack thereof if you’re posting a remote job). Otherwise, you may end up having to sift through a lot of applications from people who simply didn’t know the job wasn’t in their area.

3. Schedule

You may not be able to include a full schedule (as this may vary depending on the day/week/etc.), but you should let applicants know whether you’re offering a full-time job or a part-time job. If you can, include how long each of those shifts would be on average.

This will make recruiting employees a bit easier because you will attract people who are free to work at the types of shifts you need covered.

4. Job Summary

If you need help finding top talent, spend extra time on this section. The job summary is one of the first things a job applicant will see, so it needs to catch their attention and get them interested in the position.

Write a brief but detailed introduction of your company and what the job will look like. You can also use this section to describe your company culture and show them what makes you different from your competitors.

5. Responsibilities

Tell the applicant what tasks they will have to take care of during an average day on the job. This will give them an idea of what you’re looking for and how they will fit into the work environment of your company.

6. Qualifications

In this section, you’ll want to include a list of both hard and soft skills you want your applicants to have. You should also write out any certifications or previous experience needed to fit this role.

7. Benefits and Pay

Finally, don’t forget to add a section that shows the applicant what benefits you provide with this job and the average pay range they can expect to receive.

This is one of the most important tips for writing a job description. People want to know how much money they’ll make with your company; in fact, they are often trying to find a job that can fit their financial needs. If you don’t include this section, you’ll miss out on many talented people.

How to Write a Job Description

Now that you know how to write a job description that’ll attract talented employees, it’s time to start writing! However, when it comes to finding the right employee for your company, you should take your time and find the right help to ensure you get an employee that matches your company’s values.

Not sure where to find that help? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at Emery HR today!