One of the most frustrating aspects of IT job hunting is coming across an incomplete job description. As a candidate, do you skip over and look for more detailed positions or do you take the risk and apply? A majority of applicants will continue their search while those that do apply are carelessly sending out their resumes to anyone who will give them a shot. As an IT recruiter, you want the most qualified candidates for your position so reel them in first with a perfect IT job description.
The job title should accurately reflect the tasks and duties of the position. Obscure or unusual titles have the potential to draw in curious candidates, but can also be lost in most searches. IT recruiters Boston should choose keywords so jobs appear in relevant searches.
Skills and Qualifications
To weed out unqualified candidates, mention all required skills and prerequisites. Experience and education level should be included to help determine a salary level. If there is a certain background preference, list it within qualifications. The more information technology skills that you have, and can list, the better.
Listing responsibilities provides an idea of a prospective hire’s day. This information also helps candidates think of interview questions they might have for the hiring manager. Including job duties in the description also helps determine boundaries on the job.
If the position is not full-time salary with benefits, IT recruiters should include this in the description. Some candidates are looking for indefinite short term contracts to test their skills while others are looking strictly for full time perm positions. By not including these details, you might lose candidates.
So all you technical recruiters, the more detailed job description the better pool of candidates you will have to choose from!
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.