WORDING JOB ADVERTISEMENTS

Job advertisements are usually designed using a job description. Spotlight provides detailed information about adding value to job descriptions. If you have already used Spotlight to revise the job description for the vacancy you will not find it difficult to include elements of this in the job advertisements.

 

As part of your quest for the right person for the position, you may first wish to check the job description for accuracy. You may also wish to collect Spotlight activity examples from a job-holder and /or their supervisor, or list the examples you think are most relevant to the job. Using Spotlight will help you to write clearer job advertisements, with more accurate lists of the Spotlight skills required and no personal attribute statements. It will also help you convey a clearer message of the level of skills required in this, by linking them to the five Spotlight levels in this job, instead of using terms like ‘strong’ and ‘excellent’.