Well, your job listing is losing out to the competition and not attracting the right talent for reasons aplenty. With decades of experience in the tech recruitment space, I have found that when it comes to recruiting top talent, it boils down to making a positive impression on the right candidate. Are you doing enough to score some points in the job boards? Finding Talented Employees I do understand that the listing makes the first impression on a candidate. One of the key reasons some employers don’t attract right tech candidates is that they do not focus on the job description part. My research shows this is the reason why some companies do not attract the right tech talent. The same could be the reason with your job listing. While you are looking for the best tech candidates, you are somehow not focusing on the job listing. Is the language in your job listings boilerplate? Are you not focusing on customizing listings to the requirements of technical candidates? Believe me, job description is the “bait” to attract right tech talent. So what is the best way to present your job listing? The most effective way to attract tech talent is to customize your job listings. Being in the tech recruitment industry, I know that technical professionals have different search criteria, as opposed to non-technical candidates. So when writing a job description, try to determine what technical candidates look for when reviewing specs. Here is how you could improve upon your job description in your endeavor to recruiting top talent:
- What are the roles and responsibilities?
- What tools & technologies will the candidate get to work on?
- How about your work culture and environment?
- What does your listing tell the candidate know about compensation & perks?