Vitil HR, Perth Recruitment Consultants
August 20, 2015 | By Vanessa Wilson, Vitil
How do I write an effective vacancy ad in Perth?
Writing an effective job ad in can be challenging. There are a few simple rules that should be followed to ensure your recruitment advert attracts the right candidate for your services in the Perth market. Some adverts can be too short and lacking in detail, which means it is too broad and non-specific resulting in a deluge of resumes. Some may be too long and therefore disengage potential applicants
It is therefore important that you include the following elements into your vacancy ad.
Short Summary - Aim to write a short summary of the role and the company. Consider what will engage a potential candidate about the role and retain their interest long enough to keep on reading. Summarising your businesses key characteristic, industry and achievements, will highlight to potential applicants who they are considering joining.
Role Responsibilities - List between three and seven main tasks and services the successful applicant will be expected to undertake. Try to relate these to a business objective where possible so the potential new hire can envisage how the position fits into the company's plans.
Personal Attributes - What skills, qualifications or attributes are you looking for in your ideal applicant? Try and divide these up between what is essential and what would be an advantage.
Salary Package - As well as information on the salary candidates can expect to receive you should also look to point out some of the key benefits and rewards they can look forward to as your new hire. What makes your business stand out from the rest? What rewards can they expect? Remember rewards don't have to be financial so think outside the box on what your business has to offer. And ensure your salary is in line with rates of pay in Perth.
Next Steps - Give clear instructions of what the applicant must do in the recruitment process to apply for the vacancy. If you would like a covering letter and resume, make sure you request both. If potential new hires must be located in Perth or be an Australian citizen, ensure that too is recorded.
Some job ads are written with the assumption that the employer is doing potential candidates a favour by inviting them to apply for their job.
This attitude can instantly discourage your audience. Be welcoming in your advert and you'll let potential candidates know you'll provide a welcoming place to work.
Culture vs Experience - Consider your ideal staff member and their attributes. Remember many skills can be trained but cultural fit is inherent and cannot be learned. So you may have to compromise on depth of experience if a new hire has the right attitude.
Then when the volume of resumes start to arrive, you may want to hand over the recruitment and screening task to Vitil HR recruitment perth services. Allow us the opportunity to screen and narrow down the hire search.
Vitil recruitment services Perth has many years' experience in recruitment. Our Perth service team will make sure your recruitment advert has enough detail about the role and its expectations and responsibilities to ensure the right personnel apply.
Vitil Outsourced HR Services: Experts in recruitment services, Vitil offers flexible, reliable and affordable outsourced recruitment support, to help you and your human resources engage the right candidate for your role.
Vitil's Perth business services is built on flexibility with performance our key focus. We work with your staff of people in your business to manage your recruitment service needs in Perth. By outsourcing HR recruitment services to an expert our experienced professionals can objectively assess your environment, your human capital, your culture and assist you in recruiting the right person for your Perth business.Back to news headlines