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What should I include in the job description?

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Do

  • Use common job titles
  • Advertise one job at a time, eg: ‘Nurse’, not ‘nurses’
  • Include at least 700 characters
  • Use formatting like bold headings and lists to make text easier to read
  • Avoid discriminatory language:
    • Yes: students, native-level, they
    • No: college students, native, he or she

Don't

  • Add details like salary or location to the job title
  • Include words like ‘career fairs’ or ‘help wanted
  • Add a link to apply (one is added automatically)
  • Describe more than one job, even if there is more than one opening.

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