Your job listing needs to be catchy, informative and professional, all in a limited number of words. Sometimes, this is a difficult task to face and normally the hardest part is understanding what a developer is looking for, particularly when you aren’t sure of their biggest requirements.
If you are in need of inspiration for your job listing, we have researched some of the key things developers are looking for. Needless to say, an attractive salary and the potential to develop their careers were both high on the list, but there were also a few requirements that you may not have considered.
The Level of Experience Stated in the Job Description
A developer is often referred to as outstanding or amazing and this encourages recruiters to presume a developer is fit for any job independent of the required levels of experience. Nevertheless, the necessary experience that was stated in a job listing was high on the list of things they took into account.
There are two sides to this. First, if your role is for a management position, you need to make sure that your job description details the responsibilities you require so that non-qualified candidates don’t waste your time or theirs in applying. On the other hand, if there are certain things that are more flexible, word the description in such a way that talented developers aren’t put off.
The Company’s Financial Situation
While a developer isn’t going to be sold solely on financial benefits not do they want to see the profit and loss statements, they do want to that the company is financially stable. On a scale of 0 to 4, with 4 being extremely important, the financial performance of funding had an average rating of 2.5. With this in mind, you should be fully prepared to be open with regards to your company’s financial situation, and more so when the situation isn’t that great.
Certain Roles or Job Titles
The job title is seen as critical when recruiting developers. A job title that oversells the position will give the impression that you are hiding something or even deceiving the candidate. If a candidate reads a job title that is not appealing enough, they are likely to just skip past the job listing completely. Be as accurate as possible about the role you need filling.
Nobody wants to have to sit in traffic for an hour to get to their workplace. This is made worse when a candidate doesn’t realize just how far your location is. This isn’t really in your control but there are ways you can make the candidate’s life a bit easier. Even just by adding your address in the job listing, candidates can search for the best and most convenient method of commuting. Never underestimate the power of remote work. By offering the candidate the chance to work from home for one or even two days, it makes potentially long commute the other days a lot more bearable.