Results from a survey of students and recent graduates by Experience Inc. suggest that many organizations could benefit from a reassessment of the way they write their job descriptions -- changing the focus from what companies want from candidates to a description that better explains how the position will benefit candidates.
Providing information about career advancement, professional development, work/life balance and company ethics will also help employers stand out among the competition for Gen Y workers.
In a white paper entitled, "Is it Time for a Job Description Makeover?" Experience reveals the reactions of participants who rated actual, blind job postings from five global companies across a variety of industries.
Experience Inc. is a Boston-based leading provider of career services for college students and alumni.