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Learn How to Write a Superior Job Description to Attract Top Talent

Posted by Joe Marino

Defining the job position and the ideal candidate is the most critical step in the recruitment process. Not only will it help you focus, but it will also 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.

If you are a Hiring Manager, a questionnaire is a great way to research how you want to present your job opening. If you are recruiting on behalf of a Hiring Manager, sit them down and interview them to get the answers.

A questionnaire can help you glean insights and answers for the following:

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, it's time to bring your responses to life in the job description.

When developing the 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.

To maximize exposure and applicant traffic for your job description, ensure it'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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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 developing and implementing recruiting strategies and processes and 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 day, and 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 longevity in other jobs
  • Strong technical, interpersonal, and computer skills

IT Recruiter Job Responsibilities:

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


Topics: Recruitment Strategy, Recruitment Marketing