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Take Your Best Shot First
Passive, high caliber talent have the attention span of a gnat. Such peak performers are interested in career advancement opportunities, but they’re totally uninterested in reading about them. How can you hang onto them long enough to pique their curiosity about your opening? Take your best shot at the very beginning of your job posting.
Most job postings today start with what the employer wants a new hire to do for it. They’re gussied up position descriptions similar to the following:
Sales Representatives sought to join XYZ Company’s successful sales team.
Currently we are seeking a professional and dedicated Sales Representative with a background in respiratory services, durable medical equipment sales or home medical equipment sales to help us grow our business.
Such ad content may appeal to active job seekers, but it leaves passive prospects cold. People who already have a job – and that’s largely the case with passive, high caliber talent – don’t want to know what an opening can do for the employer; they want to know what it can do for them.
Equally as important, they don’t have a lot of patience with your making them read six or eight paragraphs before you provide that information. They want it fast and right at the start. So, take your best shot first and make it matter to them.
Front Load Your Posting With JECC
Research indicates that only a small set of triggers has the power to motivate a passive prospect into action. These triggers are not the “requirements and responsibilities” of a job – what an employer wants a job seeker to be able to do – but rather what it is about the position that could be advantageous to them.
In addition, given their short attention span, that information has to be delivered in the first five lines of a job posting and with language that will catch their attention or pique their curiosity or – best of all – do both. It has to be up front, hard hitting and on target.
The formula for such an introductory paragraph is JECC, where:
Admittedly, it’s not easy to write such a paragraph, but its potential impact is worth the effort. It embodies the Golden Rule of Recruiting: What you do to recruit the best talent will also recruit mediocre talent, but the converse is not true. If you want your job posting to engage passive, high caliber prospects, you have to deliver your content the way they want it. You have to take your best shot first.
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Be At Your Best With the Best Tools
The best recruiters use the best resources to get the job done. And, when it comes to reaching top talent online, their choice is clear. It’s WEDDLE’s Guides for Recruiting Success. Get yours today!
WEDDLE’s 2011/12 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet. This is the 10th edition of the Guide the American Staffing Association called the “Zagat” of job boards and social media sites.
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Finding Needles in a Haystack. This one-of-a-kind guide lists over 25,000 keywords and keyword phrases, across 5,400 job and position titles in 28 industries and professions.
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You Pick the Winners
The recruiting field is awash in self-appointed pundits who opine that this site or that one is the best for acquiring top talent. But, they aren’t the people who know best. You are.
That’s why we at WEDDLE’s hold the User’s Choice Awards every year. They are the only awards in the online employment services industry in which actual users – employers and recruiters, job seekers and career activists – get to pick the winners.
So, let your voice be heard. The ballot necessarily lists only a small subset of the 100,000+ job boards and career portals now operating on the Web. You can pick some of them and/or nominate others … but the choice is yours.
Please click here and cast your vote today.