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Learn How to Write a Killer Job Description that Attracts Top Talent

Posted by Joe Marino on Mar 19, 2018

Defining the job position and the ideal job candidate is the most critical step in the recruitment process. Not only will it help you focus, it will ensure better communication between you, your candidates and your hiring stakeholders. Those who do not prepare in advance risk attracting unqualified candidates. (No thanks!)  

So, how do you define the position to get yourself one step closer to posting your job?

A safe place to start is with a questionnaire. The questionnaire is exhaustive, and covers objective and subjective criteria.

If you are the Hiring Manager, a questionnaire is a great time to do key research on how you want to present your job opening. If you are recruiting on behalf of a Hiring Manager, sit the Hiring Manager down and interview them to get the answers. Build a questionnaire to glean insights and answers to the below information:

1. General Information

  • Intake Meeting Date, Position Description
  • Job Title
  • Department
2. Skills / Expertise
  • Culture Fit Requirements
  • Years of Experience Requirements
  • Education Requirements
  • Special Certification Requirements
  • Target Companies/Universities
3. Compensation
  • Full-Time or Part-Time Role
  • Salary Range or Hourly Rate
4. Performance
  • What does success look like in this role?
  • How will you measure or define success?
  • What would make the hire NOT a good fit?
5. Interview
  • Available Interview Dates
  • Primary Area of Focus in Interview
6. Timeline
  • Target Date to Fill
  • Target Date to Start
  • Target to Review Initial Set of Candidates

Once you have the above information, then it’s time to bring the responses to life in the job description.

When developing this initial job description, follow your company’s preferred template or format. It should be exhaustive enough that, when the HR team officially assigns salary or position type, they have all the details required.

Below is a template of one of our job descriptions here at Hueman.  

IT Recruiter Job, Full-Time, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Hueman is hiring an experienced IT recruiter to join our recruitment company full-time in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Recruiters assist in the development of and implementation of recruiting strategies and processes along with completing special projects as needed.

If you’re looking to join a company where your contributions count, where your ideas and suggestions are appreciated, where you can add value each and every day, and where you can further your personal and professional development, then Hueman is the place for you.

IT Recruiter Education and Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Recruitment or sales (3-5 years in IT recruiting preferred)
  • Phone exposure (customer service, sales, etc.)
  • Account Management, inside sales, outside sales
  • Past training experience
  • Track record of career success and/or longevity in other job
  • Strong technical, interpersonal and computer skills

IT Recruiter Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and source candidates for current IT job openings
  • Call new, warm leads on a daily basis
  • Make 40-80 outbound calls on a daily basis
  • Match candidates on open orders and sell open orders to candidates
  • Screen candidate according to company and job requirements
  • Provide explanation of job roles and responsibilities to candidate
  • Build candidate profile, qualifications, skills and experience
  • Present a minimum number of candidate to client
  • Dedication to work 45-50 hours a week and stay late to reach candidates

At Hueman, we measure success on culture, employee engagement and the employment experience. If you are looking for a company where your contributions count and where you can further your personal and professional development, then Hueman is the place for you.

Interested in applying for our IT recruitment job? Contact joe.smith@hueman.com

You want to make sure you are writing a good job description that’s easily scannable and that “fluff” is left out.  Also ensure you are optimizing your description for search, including relevant keywords so that candidates can easily find your job opening online. 

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Topics: Digital Recruitment Marketing, Recruitment