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12 Step Job Advert Checklist

12 Step Job advert checklist

If you haven’t created a job advert before, or are an infrequent advert creator, read on for our checklist on items you might want to include.

    1. Job title
      • Having a clear job title is crucial.
    2. Job location
      • Make sure it is clear from your job advert where the job is based along with information on any relocation expenses which might get paid.

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What would you like?

    1. Brief description of your company; make it clear what the company does.
      • This is particularly import for junior roles at a company where it might not be immediately obvious what the company does.
    2. To whom the position reports to
      • Providing information on who a role reports to allows applicants to firstly get an understanding of the corporate structure, along with helping them ask appropriate questions at interview.
    3. Outline of the job role including
      • Responsibilities
        • What are the key responsibilities with a job role? For a shop assistant, one might be opening up or shutting up in the evening.
      • Career progression
        • You want employees to stay with you for a long time, reducing your recruitment costs. It is good to be upfront with them and make it clear what career progression opportunities there are.
      • Day to day tasks
        • Are there key tasks which are crucial to the role?
      • Management responsibilities
        • Applicants might be looking for a role with management responsibilities, so make sure this is clear in the description.
      1. Ideal applicant profile
        • Outline what an ideal job applicant will look like, ranging from years of experience, key qualifications, and so forth.
      2. Qualifications/Necessary experience
        • You might have covered qualifications and experience in the applicant profile, but make sure you do include somewhere on the job description.
      3. Whether the role is full or part time, along with whether it is a fixed term contract or not.
        • If you are advertising a part time role, make sure that is clear, along with whether it is a fixed term contract.
      4. Explanation of the recruitment process
        • This section is less important, but you should include details of how an applicant can apply. If advertising on a job website, it will normally be fairly clear with a “apply now button”
      5. Contact details as required
        • You may wish to include your contact details on a job advert, but this section is purely optional.
      6. Salary
        • Some companies want to include salary information; others are hesitant, especially if advertising at a different rate to current staff which can create resentment within the workforce.
        • On the other hand, including salary information can increase both the volume and quality of respondents.
      7. Other package details (e.g. pension)
        • If the roles comes with other perks, make them clear.

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