June 16, 2017 Morgan Hennessy

The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Job Posting

The job application process can be extensive, and mostly everything is digital. Having a reliable ATS is essential, however there are a number of precautions to take when writing a job posting.


DO: Write a good job description

You want to be clear and concise in your job description. When writing a job posting, do not focus so much on buzzwords, but rather the essential details. Include key responsibilities of the job and be specific with what you are looking for. This is your opportunity to draw in ideal candidates!


DON’T: Start hiring before you are prepared

You want to make sure that you have the right accommodations to expand your business and take on new employees. Growth is great, but you must have a clear idea of what you need and what is a financially sound choice for your company. Take your time.


DO: Go through your own application

A study found that nearly 40% of recruiters and hiring managers had not gone through the job application process on their own website to test it out. Self-testing the job application is a great way to find any flaws and to make any necessary improvements.


DON’T: Make the application excessively lengthy

The same survey found that 60% of applicants thought an online application was too complex or long in the past and quit it. As mentioned in the first “DO”, keep it clear and concise. A somewhat long application is perfectly fine in order to be thorough, but at a certain point applications can simply become far too extensive. To avoid applicants quitting or getting frustrated, you need a good ATS.


DO: Have the best ATS possible

Hiring is difficult enough as is, and having an unreliable hiring software only adds to the pressure. A user-friendly applicant tracking system allows for easy and effective recruiting. An ATS automates the recruitment process and features can include resume sorting, access to job postings on hundreds of job boards, and onboarding documents and processes.


Hiring the right candidates is essential in growing your company. Take the pressure off by having a good ATS and following these Do’s and Don’ts.