Posts tagged with 'job-descriptions'
How Many Adverbs Are In Your Job Descriptions?Read the rest of this entry »
There's no diplomatic way to say this: Most job descriptions suck. So much so Google lists 14,000 entries on that topic alone.
Part of the problem is so many read like copies of each other: All workplaces are "fast-paced." Candidates need "Good communication skills." Salaries are always "competitive." The cliches are rampant!
But another, less well recognized offense, is the addiction to adverbs. Sure, some convey ...
If You Are Looking to Attract More Women, Don't Say NinjaRead the rest of this entry »
The words you use in your job postings make a difference in who will apply. Even when you use seemingly gender neutral language, how you phrase things can attract more applicants of one sex than another. Nor is that effect limited to gender, it extends to other demographics as well.
Doubt it? Then consider this example offered by a talent analytics leader: "If your job description reads, 'We have a ...
NASA Is Looking For a Planetary ProtectorRead the rest of this entry »
The last time we mentioned a job that was out of this world it was to tell you about the opportunities at NASA to be a flight controller. Now we've found an even more exciting NASA job hunting aliens.
Sadly, you don't get to carry a Tri Barrel Plasma gun or cruise around hunting space creatures in a Ford P.O.S. But it does pay better than ...
Who the Biggest Names In Tech Want to HireRead the rest of this entry »
What do Airbnb, Snap, and a handful of other well-known tech companies have in common with Oracle, Apple and Amazon? They all want to hire software engineers. That's their #1 most in-demand job.
Paysa analyzed some 8,200 job postings from 10 leading tech companies -- "Disruptors" who IPOed since 2007 and now have a value of over $10 billion and "Titans," companies that IPOed before then and are now ...
How Would You Like the Title Of Snack Hunter?What would you think of being a snack huntress? This isn't some clever way of describing that co-worker who raids the vending machines mid-afternoon. It's Eva Schofield's real title.Read the rest of this entry »
She works for Graze, a company that develops healthy, but tasty treats and snacks, and sells them direct to consumers and wholesales them to offices and vendors. Schofield's job is to travel North America hunting out new ...
Requirements Inflation Is Making Jobs Harder to FillBurning Glass Technologies, the workforce data provider, conducted some research a while ago that helps explain why it's taking longer and longer to fill jobs.Read the rest of this entry »
Burning Glass found, for example, that 65% of job postings for executive secretaries and admins call for a B.A. However, only 19% of people working in those jobs actually have a bachelor's.
"Administrative assistants, executive secretaries, and clerks of all kinds are ...
Are Your Job Titles Turning Off Candidates?Are you looking for an "Account Development Manager" but not getting the kind of responses you expect? The problem could be that job title.Read the rest of this entry »
Tom Borgerding, CEO of college-marketing agency Campus Media Group, used that title -- a real world example, he says -- to illustrate his point that uncommon job titles and industry-specific jargon discourage otherwise qualified people from applying.
This is especially true of Millennials, who are the least likely ...
Big Data Skills On the Rise For Human ResourcesRead the rest of this entry »
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Seeking Critical Thinker, Whatever That MeansRead the rest of this entry »
Are you a critical thinker? That's good, because more and more job postings list critical thinking as a required skill. One of the largest job boards in the world says the number of online listings that mention "critical thinking" have doubled in the last five years. The only problem with saying that is no one is exactly sure what it means. "Everyone talks about it but there are 50 ...
The 'Soft Skills' Of a PhD That Might Be Just What You WantRead the rest of this entry »
A student leaving college today with a degree in one of the STEM majors - science, technology, engineering or math -- can practically dictate terms to potential employers. Those with advance degrees in one of the STEM disciplines are treated like royalty, and courted with promises of signing bonuses, big salaries, and cutting edge assignments.
But what about a humanities PhD? Even those at the top of the class, with works published ...