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A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Job Listing

Ready to hire but stuck on your job listing? Here are the ins and outs of posting on Scout.

1. Log in

You can access your account from the Scout homepage, or if you’re new to the platform you can register your business for free here.

2. Select job type

Once you’ve logged in, click on “post a job” and select a standard, standout or featured listing. For the purpose of this guide, we’ll show you how to post our popular standout listing – this includes a company logo, three selling points for your business, and three screening questions to help filter applicants.

3. Create your ad

Here you’ll add your business name, group name (if applicable) and job title. Something important to keep in mind while naming your position is search terms for jobseekers – simpler is better. For example, say “Barista” instead of “Coffee Superstar”, or “Waiters” instead of “Legendary Waitstaff”. This will make it easier for jobseekers to find your listing in a search.

4. The finer details

• Short description: Be specific, use short sentences and summarise the role as briefly as you can. Include who you are, what you want, the position and work hours. For example, “Higher Ground is seeking a full-time Barista for an immediate start.”

• Selling points: What benefits does your business offer? Location, training, career development, consecutive RDOs and company highlights are all good to include here.

• Detailed description: Here you can delve into the specifics of the role and the company. It’s best to include things like: - Company background - Key responsibilities - Skills and experience required - Company culture - Position benefits

5. Search information

This is where you’ll enter general and searchable information for jobseekers. Location, work type, industry, position and salary are all listed here. Note: You’ll need to fill in your salary range for search purposes. This doesn’t have to be displayed, but jobseekers prefer to know.

6. Screening questions

These will help you filter applications and save time on your recruitment process. Screening questions ask applicants specifics on experience, qualifications, work rights and availability.

7. Notifications and purchase

Choose where and how often you’d like to receive notifications for your job listing, then checkout using ad credits or a credit card. Then you’ll receive a link to view your live job listing. Congrats, and best of luck with your candidate search!

Employers can check out more advice on how to connect with people who share their company’s values here. If you’re applying for a job, take a look at Scout’s guide to writing a great resume.

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