Despite their prevalence, job descriptions are so easy to get wrong and so difficult to get right – especially for students and recent grads.
Just take this recent internship posting from a UK-based publisher, which stated that the successful candidate should “not have any other commitments (personal or professional) that will interfere with their work at the Press (family obligations, writing, involvement with other organizations, degrees to be finished, holidays to be taken, weddings to attend in Rio, etc).” Yikes!
The publisher now says it was a joke, but postings like these paint all employers that hire interns in a bad light.
We’ve written on how employers can improve their job descriptions for their student and entry level jobs in the past, but we were curious what real students and recent grads had to say, so we asked our Twitter followers:
Crowd-sourced job listing wish lists
How do you optimize your job listings for students and recent graduates? Share your tips in the comments section below!