Posting job ads can be an effective way to notify potential candidates of an opening in your organization. However, it could also be a waste of time on your part if done the wrong way. We share 4 of the worst things you could do in your job adverts.
If your job advert explicitly showcases discrimination based on such things like age, gender, race, etc. when it comes to hiring, it is likely to give off a very negative impression of your company. You would also be excluding perfectly suitable candidates who fail to meet such subjective qualification criteria. It can also run you the risk of legal action being taken against you.
2. Being Ambiguous
If you want a candidate with specific skills and qualifications, be clear cut about it. Not only will this encourage exactly the right type of individual to apply for the company, but time will also be greatly saved, both yours and of non-eligible candidates.
3 Asking Too Much
Here are some examples of mythical creatures – Bigfoot, Tooth Fairy, uniforms, and the perfect job candidates. There is no need to post a very stringent long list of qualifications and skills required because chances are that few, if any, would be able to meet them all. Instead, post only those qualifications that would be essential for the job.
4. Difficult Language
Keep the language simple where possible. Overloading your job advert with internal buzzwords and acronyms is one of the surest ways for potential candidates to ignore your job opening.
AdvertAll is a UK-based free online platform for posting their classified ads. Improve your chances of recruiting the right candidate by posting a job advert on our website.