It is sometimes helpful when writing a job posting to know what not to write. There are some job descriptions that fail to define your needs, scare away good candidates, and generally put your company in a bad light. Here are a few things to avoid if you want to get highly qualified candidates:
1. Skipping Key Information
A job description should include a salary range, a list of the main duties and roles involved, the location that the work will be done in, and the job objective. Job seekers are wary of companies that fail to provide this information because it leaves them open to nasty surprises. They also would prefer succinct and concrete descriptions the duties and roles. Vague and general statements hide what the job will entail just as easily as omitting the information all together.