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

Storified by · Tue, Jan 22 2013 07:25:21

#QuestionoftheDay: What extra information do you want to see in a job listing, besides the job description and applicant requirements?
@TalentEgg Wow good qu’n! Description & dynamics of the team, company hierarchy, workg hours & what I could do to prepare for the position..Saba Sabati
@TalentEgg salary info, benefits, and a description of the work environment (ie not just what you’ll be doing or what they want from you)Ishani Nath
@TalentEgg More info about the #TEAM the job is posted for. Learning abt org culture is easy, but it’s the team culture that really matters.Feral Rizvi
@TalentEgg Info about the organizations culture & what supervision’s like: management style often dictacts fit and employee motivationSamantha Simpson

How do you optimize your job listings for students and recent graduates? Share your tips in the comments section below!