Avoid These Job Description Mistakes

Do you ever find yourself grappling with the daunting task of crafting a job description? You're not alone. It might seem like a time-consuming hassle, but trust us, investing that extra effort can be a game-changer. Picture this: a well-crafted job description not only saves you headaches down the road but also becomes the beacon that attracts the top-notch engineering  talent you've been searching hi and low for. Intrigued? Here are 3 tips to help you create that winning job description. 

All About You

While there are plenty of jobhunters searching for employment at any one time, it can be tempting to let hubris take over and let only a short job description get approval for the many job sites online. While the hiring process can be costly and time-consuming, it is also vital. What also bears crucial importance is how much you see from the potential candidate’s perspective. A well-written job advert will be detailed and appeal to the skilled engineer’s way of thinking.

A Lack of Detail

To attract the right calibre of engineers, you need to ensure you convey your company as exciting, challenging and filled with opportunities for progression. An engineer tends to be goal-oriented and focused on the future, so if your job description is short and lacks depth, the ambitious engineer full of initiative will simply seek out another company.

Disguising Benefits

Some companies think being shrewd about the benefits you can offer will attract people with a better work ethic, or they want to test potential candidates. However, with the skills gap still prevalent in the UK job market today, employers cannot afford to play puppeteer with potential employees. Contrary to popular belief, a talented engineer would be more likely to pursue an opportunity with you if you have competitive benefits and convey them openly because they know they are in demand. If you don’t offer what they are looking for, they will simply look elsewhere.

At Precision People, we are diverse. Our talents are multi-faceted, our record of success is remarkable, and our goal is to help you recruit the best people for your team. Given our 20 years of experience as a highly successful and always innovative engineering recruitment agency, we have learned which mistakes are often made and how they can be avoided. If you would like to streamline the hiring process and benefit from expert outsider help, please contact our team today. 

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3rd February