A Good Job Ad is the First Filter in Finding the Right Employee
The mission statement of Your Employment Solutions is to deliver the right people, on time, the first time.
In order to do so, we need attract the right people. Recently we discussed the importance of receiving a detailed job order in our staffing process. Today, we want to build on that by talking about how the job order directly impacts the job ad.
The job ad is our first filter when attracting new applicants. It not only advertises the opportunity we have available, but simultaneously tells the prospective employee what we are looking for and why he or she should want to apply.
Here’s a breakdown of the 7 sections of a quality job ad with a sample write-up.
The 7 Sections of a Quality Job Ad
1. JOB TITLE
The name attached to the position. It’s important the title is friendly and shows value.
Example: On-Site Account Manager
2. THE OPPORTUNITY
Nothing flashy here. Though you can, if you want, show a little bit of personality in this section – as often that can strengthen the job ad. We just want to do a quick presentation of what exactly the job opportunity is. With YES, we always do a quick plug stating who we are and what we do, and then present the job and the general type of client that job is attached to.
Example: Your Employment Solutions, a leader in the staffing industry, has been helping people find good jobs in Utah since 1995. We currently have an excellent career opportunity for an On-Site Account Manager with one of our important nutraceutical clients.
3. IDEAL CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT
This is our first filter. We let the potential applicant know right away what kind of characteristics we are looking for to fill that job. What are the core skills needed? Quick and to the point.
Example: The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude, outstanding people skills, excellent communication skills in English and Spanish, be well-organized, reliable, and hard-working.
4. POSITION INFORMATION
This section supplies all the pertinent details related to the job. We repeat the title, include the worksite location, the wage, and the work schedule.
Job Title: On-Site Account Manager
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Compensation: $XX.00 hourly +Benefits
Shift: Full-time | XX:00AM to XX:00PM | Monday to Friday.
5. CONTACT INFORMATION
Here we tell the job seeker how to apply. Who to email, or call, or where to go for an interview. I like to put this here because it keeps YES at the center of the process.
Example: To apply, please email your resume with “YES On-Site” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-298-9377.
6. JOB DESCRIPTION
This is the detail of jobs responsibilities and duties. It gives the candidate clearer insight into what they will be investing their time into on a daily basis.
Example: As one of our on-site leads you will be responsible for greeting employees, and new job applicants as they arrive to work at a Salt Lake nutritional supplement manufacturing facility. You will help manage shifts, check-in workers, answer phone calls, take applications, interview new applicants and perform other duties as required.
You will need to have good multi-tasking skills as the this location can get busy!
Bilingual Spanish is required. This is a long-term position with a growing company offering an excellent benefits package, an all-star work atmosphere, and the opportunity to learn, grow, and serve.
7. JOB REQUIREMENTS
The essential needs required to fulfill the responsibilities and duties of the job. This can range from skill sets, to educational requirements, professional licensees, physical requirements, and more.
If we do a good job of gathering information from the client as listed on our job order form, we are in a better position to write a quality job ad that will attract appropriately qualified applicants.
– Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Spanish.
– Outstanding people skills.
– Positive, outgoing can-do attitude!
– Experience using Microsoft Office products: Word and Excel.
– Previous leadership experience.
– Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
– Pass a background test and drug screen.
When we do a good job of gathering information from the client as listed on our job order form, we are in a much better position to write a quality job ad that will attract appropriately qualified applicants and allow us to fulfill our mission of delivering the right people, on time, the first time.
Cheers to Jobs in Utah!
Your Employment Solutions
“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”
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