Are you having trouble getting applicants to apply to, let alone read, your job listing? If so, it might be time to start paying more attention to your spelling and grammar when writing your job ads. It sounds simple enough, but it’s amazing how many public postings or recruitment e-mails are filled with mistakes. Spelling errors and the overuse of jargon aren’t just annoying; they could be costing you good technical candidates.
In a study by Monster, three-quarters of respondents said they regularly see jargon or acronyms while searching for jobs and over half (57%) say this puts them off from applying. Similarly, almost a quarter (23%) of respondents said they were shocked by the number of spelling mistakes they come across, particularly in jobs that cite things like “attention to detail” in their requirements.
Not taking the time to proofread your job listing reflects poorly on your company. It makes you look lazy, appear unprofessional, and gives the candidate the impression that you don’t really care all that much about the quality of people you’re hiring. Here are a few tips to ensure that your job listings are written correctly.