In short yes. By not including this information, you could be eliminating potential candidates. Jobseekers will often seek a new position for a higher paid salary, so your job advert needs to be attractive in order for them to consider applying. By posting a salary range, you will also be safe in the knowledge that each applicant’s salary expectations have already been met.
It would be a waste of time for both the jobseeker and recruiter to proceed through several rounds of interviewing, only for them to drop out at the 11th hour if the pay grade is deemed too low.
While a rejection letter isn’t required, it is an important part of treating an applicant with respect. By letting candidates know where they stand, it will help maintain your reputation as an employer.
You can easily send a rejection notification to your applicants at the click of a button in your Jobs Area. Simply click into the list of applicants next to your chosen job, and next to the applicant you wish to reject, access the dropdown menu under the Status column on the right and select the Rejected option. This will automatically trigger an email to be sent to the candidate notifying them of their rejection.
If you want to send a custom rejection letter, you will need to do so independently.
This isn’t an exact science but studies have found that job adverts with 150 words or less receive more applications. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t include relevant information – just be as concise as possible, ensure the jobseeker understands the role and expectations, and focus on capturing imagination with the words you do use.
Jobseekers spend less than 1 minute reviewing a job post on average, so it’s crucial that you get to the point quickly.
It’s also worth remembering that many jobseekers will view job adverts on their mobile devices, so bear this in mind. It’s a good idea to break down larger chunks of text using bullet pointed lists where possible.
The best time to post a job is when more jobseekers are active on our site, so they appear at the top of a jobseekers search. We find that on Aviation Job Search, more jobseekers are active earlier in the week, particularly on a Monday.
Use a conversational tone of voice that excites and describes what it’s really like to work at your company.
For example, instead of writing, ‘We need a First Officer to join our team.’ Try something like, ‘We’re looking for an ambitious First Officer who is looking to expand their flying skills with the UK’s leading airline”
Avoid buzzwords or ‘corporate speak’ as these will put off candidates from applying.
A job title should use standard industry language so it can easily be searched for. Avoid long, fancy or overly creative job titles, abbreviations and acronyms, as these won’t generate you any more views or applications.
Examples of good job title descriptions
Examples of bad job title descriptions
Avoid job titles which imply gender, age or race to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
To write a job description featuring diversity and inclusion:
Yes. Top talent will be snapped up quickly so if you are interested in taking their application further, you can schedule an interview while continuing collecting applications from other jobseekers.
Too many recruiters miss out on great candidates because they took too long to reply. Showing your interest before the closing date will make a jobseeker feel important and indicate that you are enthusiastic to speak to them further.
The most successful job descriptions feature:
Jobseekers aren’t just looking for a job these days, they’re looking for a career that aligns with who they are as a person. By including a short section about the company culture, and the types of people that already work there, jobseekers can envisage if they would be a good fit for your business.
For example, if your airline was more formal, you could write, “When you join us, you’ll be living up to the highest standards of professionalism and safety standards. Only jobseekers with superior flying skills and a great attitude will make the grade.”
If your airline was less formal, you could write, “We love innovative, talented and fast-acting people who hate waffle and love getting stuck into hard work.”
It doesn’t need to be too long as jobseekers can search for further information on your careers page – just make sure the information matches!