How to Write a Tech Job Description
A well-written job post helps you attract not only good candidates, but the right candidates.
Whether it's a "retentionless recovery" or not, and despite some discouraging, high-profile job cuts, the IT hiring outlook continues to improve in the third quarter. Regarding Robert Half Technology's latest IT Hiring Index and Skills Index, IT Business Edge blogger Ann All writes:
Eighty-one percent of technology executives said they are very or somewhat confident about their organizations' growth prospects in the coming quarter, up two points from the second quarter. Forty percent of CIOs said they are optimistic about their firms' likelihood of investing in IT projects in the next three months.
While concerns about losing staff during the recovery persist due to rising salaries for new hires at other companies, this is certainly good news for job-searching IT professionals and IT management poised to increase staffing in these brightening economic times.
Well-written, comprehensive job descriptions are critical to filling open spots with the right personnel. If you are a professional searching for a position, a good job description tells you at a glance whether or not you are qualified in terms of education and experience, what your responsibilities would be, and what the working environment is like. If you are in charge of making hiring decisions for your IT department, you want your job postings to quickly attract quality candidates so that time isn't wasted on under-qualified or inappropriate prospects.
The Knowledge Network contains dozens of job descriptions (and a template designed to create them) to help IT decision-makers put together top-notch job posts that attract top-notch talent. Here are recent descriptions uploaded by our partners:
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