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Ultimate guide to the perfect IT job description Infographic

Key points from this Infographic

TROUBLE FINDING IT TALENT? YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION MAY BE TO BLAME
  • Disconnect: 81% of IT leaders have trouble finding candidates, while 73% of IT pros have difficulty finding jobs they qualify for
  • IT pros say unrealistic job requirements keep them from applying 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • You should list no more than five baseline qualifications in your job posting
  • Be clear about which skills are optional
  • Omit skills people can easily learn on the job
SALARY
  • Many IT job seekers will ignore job ads that don’t list a salary range
  • If you’re competing for candidates in a tight labor market, you probably have more to gain than lose by listing a salary
WHAT IT TALENT WANT (AND WHAT YOUR JOB POSTING SHOULD OFFER)
  • Skills development: List training opportunities
  • Career growth: Spell out chances to acquire skills by working cross-functionally
  • To make a difference: Show how someone’s work will impact your organization
  • Interesting work: Include difficult problems the worker will solve
  • Great working conditions: Detail your team structure and dynamics
  • Flexibility: Include remote and flex work possibilities
BEST PRACTICES FOR IT JOB TITLES
  • Using the right job title in your posting helps candidates find your opening
  • If the job title is unique to your organization, also include a standard alternative
WHAT ELSE TO WATCH FOR WHEN CREATING IT JOB DESCRIPTIONS
  • Use short paragraphs and bulleted copy for easy scanning
  • Include keywords a job seeker would use when searching for an opening
  • Post early in the week to get the most traffic