What are the characteristics of attention-grabbing, engaging job posts that turn candidates into applicants?
What makes a great job ad?
What makes a great job ad, the one that stands out from all the rest?
How to make a job ad that differentiates your job offer from million of similar ones competing for your ideal candidates’ attention?
How to write a great job ad?
First of all, all great job ads start with a clear and detailed job description. In a hands of an HR professional who understands recruitment marketing and who has learned to like a marketer, ordinary, boring job description turn into an amazing job ad.
We recently analyzed the best job ads examples posted by companies like Disney, IBM, IKEA, Hubspot, Marriott, etc. This is what we found out:
1. Go visual
Use photos and videos in your job ads. Turn your boring text job ad into a stunning infographic or even a video! According to Career Builder, job ads with videos have a 34% greater application rate.
2. Get personal
Share your current employees’ testimonials. Let your current employees tell a story about your company and the role you are looking to fill! According to Edelman Trust Barometer, employee voice is 3x more credible than the CEO’s when it comes to talking about working condition in that company.
3. Be candidate-centric and friendly
Focus on your candidates, not your company’s needs. Describe your hiring process and make it easy for your candidates to apply. According to CareerBuilder, 60% of job seekers quit in the middle of filling out online job applications because of their length or complexity.
4. Sell the job
Highlight your employee value proposition. Don’t be shy! Flaunt all the “best place to work” awards your company received and highlight your perks and benefits.
5. Be creative
Get creative and think outside the box! For example, don’t be afraid of using humor in your job ad. Also, think of the ways you can gamify your job ad. Can you turn it into a contest or a game?
Once you’ve written your job ad, you can post your job ad to multiple job boards for free – with just one click!