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Ensure your Job Advert counts
Remember that attention span is shorter when reading on a screen
- Choose common job titles that are clear and concise.
- Tell them what they will actually be doing in the role!
- Use easy to understand language, keep paragraphs short and clear. Break up the text with bullet points and highlight the most important aspects by using bold text.
- Use keywords, i.e. the job title should appear at least three times if possible.
- Where possible post the salary bracket so job seekers know if it is within their range.
- Include location, working hours and length of contract (if it is fixed term)
- Include brief requirements from the person specification to allow job seekers to decide if they are suitable or not.
Once you have described your vacancy you may consider asking questions for the applicant to answer when making their application. When using the JobsbyCV jobboard you can include questions to which you will receive a yes or no answer. These will then be emailed to you along with the applicant’s CV.
- You can ask the candidate whether they can work in Maidstone to ensure that they are able to get to your location.
- If public transport is not reliable/existent in your area you could ask whether they have their own transport.
- If your role includes weekend working it is always a good idea to pose the question ‘are you available to work weekends’
Asking questions has been found to save a considerable amount of time when selecting applicants for interviewing.